Well, after all those hubbub for years, an agreement to Maoist combatants’ integration into butcher Nepal Army has been struck and Kiran, Maoist senior vice-chairman, was as usually quick to cry foul.
I know he’s right and I sort of like him now for the stance he’s been taking on this issue.
We all know the decade-long civil war ended in stalemate. Neither of the warring parties won the war. The state (then seven parties) and the rebel (Maoists) then agreed to bring an end to the bloody insurrection. If one acknowledges this fact, then they should not hesitate in any way to treat Maoist’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) as a parallel force to that of butcher Nepal Army.
But the scenario is quite contrasting. These glorious, gallant combatants have since been witnessing very humiliating remarks and scorn from all around soon they rolled into the cantonments 5 years ago as if they’re a defeated force. Given the gallant resistance of nascent, not-well-trained and poorly-equipped Maoist guerilla force against the well-equipped and large state security forces for all those violent years, one can easily deduce it was no less than a win for Maoist combatants while a downright defeat for the state security forces. With the truce reached between the state and Maoists in 2063, the past was not only forgiven for its acrimony but also was sadly forgotten for its beautifulness. The jingoism, gallantry and valour of Maoist combatants was the beautiful aspect of otherwise the bland and bloody past.
And the recent army integration deal has undermined this very fact. The truce never meant almost-defeated Nepal Army would enjoy high hand over integration issue. The deal treats PLA not as a parallel force to fucking Nepal Army but as a defeated one that’s been forced to live apparently at the mercy of the state and its army.
During the signing of the true, it was said Nepal Army would shed its old feudal character and undergo democratization process and then a national army would be formed with (the integration of) PLA. But nothing has been done in this regard. Nepal Army is still feudal, monolithic and not under the control of civilian government. Democratization of old feudal Nepal Army was also as equally important aspect of the peace process as the integration of PLA. But this very truth has been brushed aside by the political motherf*ckers from Maoists, NC and UML in favour of ‘denouncing’ the PLA.
To put it simple: Integration should’ve been based on equal basis such as: 2+2=4, where 4 is a new national army formed after the integration of both armies i.e. 2s. Not on 3+1=4, where 3 represents Nepal Army.
I don’t doubt on the noble intention of Baburam Bhattarai. He knows what’s best for the future. But Maoist honcho Prachanda is no good. I always smell the catch every time this cocksucker makes a deal.
Kiran may not succeed in nullifying this agreement as it has already gained a warm approval among the ‘blinded’ public. But it’s always better for him to keep fighting for what he deems is right. I’m not entirely against this deal but Kiran is also damn right for his disapproval.
Condolences to brave Maoists combatants. R.I.P.