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मोर्चालाई प्रश्न - "यदी कालेबुङको भू-भाग भुटानको हो भने मोर्चाले कसरी यहाँ छुट्टै राज्यको माग गर्नसक्छ?"

10:42 AM
गोर्खा जनमुक्ति मोर्चा सहसचिव विनय तामाङलाई जन आन्दोलन पार्टी अध्यक्ष डा. हर्कबहादुर छेत्रीले सुझाउ दिएका छन्। मोर्चा अध्यक्ष बिमल गुरूङको बयान विवादित रहेको जापको भनाइ छ। र आज प्रकाशित दैनिक पत्रिकामा मोर्चा सहसचिव विनय तामाङले दोहोरो बयान दिएका छन्।

एउटै विषयमाथि मोर्चा अध्यक्ष गुरूङ अनि सहसचिव तामाङको डबल स्टयाण्ड कसरी हुन सक्छ?
यदी कालेबुङको भू-भाग भुटानको हो भने मोर्चाले कसरी यहाँ छुट्टै राज्यको माग गर्नसक्छ? आफ्नो ठाउँ नै नभए पछि मोर्चाले यहाँ गोर्खाल्याण्डको माग गर्नु सकिन्दैन भनेर कुरा स्पष्ट पार्नुपर्छ। मोर्चाले भारतको संसदमा पठाएको सांसदलाई फर्काउनु पर्छ। र म(डा. हर्कबहादुर छेत्र)लाई पनि भुटानको भोटले जितेर विधानसभामा गरेको हो भन्दै विधानसभाबटा फर्काउनु पर्छ। मोर्चाले दोहोरो कुरा गरिरहेको छ। जिल्ला नहुने ठाउँमा कसरी राज्य हुन्छ ? मोर्चालाई मेरो प्रश्न छ।

मोर्चा अध्यक्ष गुरूङकोमा राजनीतिक क्षमता नभएको कारण नै आज कालेबुङको भू-भागलाई लिएर मोर्चाले यस प्रकारको देश द्रोही बयान दिइरहेका छन्। गुरूङसँग केवल पार्टी महासचिव रोशन गीरि अनि सहसचिव वियन तामाङ मात्र बस्नसक्न छन्। जसले बुझेर पनि दल प्रमुखलाई यी कुरा सोध्ने आट गर्दैनन् उनीहरुमात्र मोर्चामा बस्न सक्छ। हामी सोच्ने भयो यसैले यस्तो उत्पट्याङ राजनीति गर्दैनौ। यसले जनताको भलो हुँदैन।
मोर्चाले हालमा राष्ट्राको सर्वभौमिक्तामाथि प्रश्न उठाइरहेको छ। देशको मानचित्रमा भएको ठाउँलाई मोर्चा नेतृत्वहरुले देशको होइन भन्दैछन् । यसको मतलब उनकोमा देशप्रति हुनुपर्ने बफादारी छैनरहेछ। यो मोर्चा अध्यक्षको देश द्रेही क्रियाकलाप हो। यस ठाउँलाई भारतको होइन भन्नु अघि मोर्चा अध्यक्षले 1952 सालदेखि यता निरन्तर रुपमा देशको संसद अनि विधानसभामा दार्जीलिङ पहाड़बाट उम्मेद्वारहरु पुगेको कुरालाई किन बुझ्दैनन्। हाम्रा मान्छेहरु लोकसभा अनि विधानसभामा पुगे तर, कहिले पनि कसैले यो कुरा उठाएनन्। किन भने प्रश्न उठाउने ठाउँ नै छैनन्। आफू मूर्ख भएको कारण मोर्चा अध्यक्षले सबैलाई मूर्ख देखिरहेको छ। मूर्खको नेतृत्वमा गोर्खाल्याण्ड होइन आम भारतीय गोर्खाहरुलाई नै शंकाको घेरोमा हाल्ने काम हुन्छ। उनले त प्रश्न उठायो तर, अब सम्पूर्ण भारतीय गोर्खाहरुलाई देशले शंकाको नजरले हेर्नेछ। किनभने देश भित्र बसेर हाम्रैहरुले देश द्रोहीको कुरा गरिरहेका छन् ।
Harka Bahadur Chhetri JAP
सन् 1917 सालमा पनि हिल्सम्यान एसोसिएसनले दार्जीलिङवासीको अनुहार चीनसँग मिल्ने कुरा गरेर विवाद उत्पन्न गराएको थियो। यसैको आधारमा सन् 1950 सालमा गोर्खाहरु देश प्रति बफादार नरहेको कुरा उल्लेख गर्दै प्रथम गृहमन्त्रीले पत्रचार गरेको थियो। यसैले गर्दा नेहरु कालेबुङ आउँदा कालेबुङलाई सपाइहरुको गुड़ भनेको हो। हाम्रो पार्टीले शुरूमा नै देश प्रतिको बफदार र सर्वभौमिक्तालाई प्रथमिक्ता दिएको छ। पार्टी मार्फत लेखित रुपमा यस प्रकारको विवादहरुलाई मेटाउने प्रयास भइरहेको छ। तर, यहाँ मोर्चा अध्यक्षले पुन विवाद बढाउने काम गरिरहेका छन्। यो स्थिति सबैका निम्ति खतराको शंकेत हो। देशले गोर्खाहरुलाई हेर्ने दृष्टीकोण मोर्चा अध्यक्षले बुझ्दैन। तर, उनको अज्ञान्ताको कारण आम भारतीय गोर्खाहरुलाई देशले शंकाको नजरले हेर्नेछ। । पार्टी प्रमुखको विवादित बयान प्रति समर्थकहरुले उत्साह देखाएर ताली बझाउनु हुँदैन।
आफ्नो नेताको समक्षा हेरेर नै समर्थकहरुले पनि सह्योग गर्नुपर्छ। मूर्ख नेतृत्वले जहिले पनि समस्या निमत्याउनेछ।

Via TheDC


GJM barb at Harka Bahdur on "anti-national" comment

8:45 AM
Rajeev Ravidas

Kalimpong, Jan. 31: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has alleged that Harka Bahdur Chhetri labelled Bimal Gurung's statement on Kalimpong's links with Bhutan "anti-national" because he was shaken by the mass support the party continued to enjoy and feared that his lie on the Kalimpong district could be exposed.

On Thursday, the Morcha president had suggested at a rally at the Mela Ground here that the territory of Kalimpong had not been completely incorporated in the Indian union and it continued to be a land leased from Bhutan. He also said Kalimpong couldn't become a district till the lease was cancelled and India incorporated the area. The Jan Andolan Party floated by Kalimpong MLA Chhetri said Gurung's statement was "anti-national".
GJM barb at Harka Bahdur on "anti-national" comment
From left Harka Bahdur Chhetri and Binay Tamang
In a release issued yesterday, Morcha assistant secretary Binay Tamang said the remarks by Gurung on Kalimpong being a land leased out to India by Bhutan were based on historical facts.

"JAP president Harka Bahdur Chhetri is shaken by the mass support enjoyed by our party at the Mela Ground in Kalimpong and that is why he is labelling our party president's remarks based on historical documents anti-national ... Is making use of one's fundamental right to free speech and referring to historical truth anti-national? We want to ask Dr. Harka Bahadur Chhetri," said Tamang.

The Morcha said Chhetri's remark also appeared to be driven by fears that his lie on the Kalimpong district formation could be exposed. "Our party has for a long time been in favour Kalimpong district and if Kalimpong district is formed, our party will be the most happiest... However, there are historical obstacles to (the formation of) Kalimpong district and Chhetri's claims on the district issue smells of political conspiracy. We feel the declaration of Kalimpong district is a political one," he said.

Reacting to Tamnag's statement, MLA Chhetri said Kalimpong is a sovereign Indian territory over which Bhutan has no claims and iterated that Gurung's statement was "anti-national".

Source Telegraph


Kalimpong as a tract of Leasehold Land, rented from Bhutan

7:27 PM
Hague

Writes ANMOLE PRASAD

The bogey of Kalimpong as a tract of Leasehold Land, rented from Bhutan raises its bald wrinkled head once again; back in the nineties, its inventor, Sri Subhash Ghising used it successfully to boycott the vote. Three decades later his own disciple, who since deposed him, has pulled the same issue out of mothballs in a bid to obfuscate and belittle the declaration of Kalimpong as a district. In their speeches at Mela Ground on the 28th of January 2016, Messrs R. Moktan and Bimal Gurung roared that the District of Kalimpong could not be declared unless and until the area was integrated into the territory of India from Bhutan. They even threatened to internationalize the issue if necessary. They did not discuss the effect of such a statement on the demand for the creation of a separate State [which includes the territory of Kalimpong in its map] within the Indian Union, a cause they profess to champion.
Kalimpong as a tract of Leasehold Land, rented from Bhutan
The chickens neck area
Many of their supporters were born well after Ghising raised this bogey which had the 'intellectuals' of that era all reaching for their history books. No doubt, the same is happening now. Expect pronouncements on international law to fly through the air as new 'intellectuals' trawl and google through the net for full texts of the Treaties of Sugauli and Punakha and, for good measure, the Government of India Act 1935.

Few writers now are old enough to remember that the word "Hague" popularised by Ghising in a similar canard, became a byword for bullshit in Darjeeling parlance. Any windbag who spoke too much used to be quickly deflated by someone else retorting "ऐ , Hague न गर्न है ।"

But nostalgia clouds the vision, and now, years later, one obviously young writer gushes : "Never before in the history of politics from Darjeeling region did we ever have a leader with the political acumen, and impeccable sense of political timing as Subash. From a very close quarter I have observed him use various political terms to his advantage, with which we wouldn't even be familiar today if it wasn't for him - terms like "Gorkhaland," "Leasehold land," "Ceded land," "No Mans land," "Hague," "Article 371," "Sugauli Sandhi," and "Schedule Sixth." [sic]

One fully expects a cottage industry to grow up around Messrs Gurung and Moktan's announcement that the territory of Kalimpong belongs to Bhutan and needs to be incorporated into the Indian Union. Amateur historians will now hold forth on the various clauses of the treaties between British and Independent India with Bhutan; the definitions of lease and leasehold will be lavished microscopic attention and much time will be wasted over an issue that committed hara kiri without much persuasion years ago.

The Jan Andolan Party's invitation to Gurung for a public personal televised debate on the question has not been responded to. A debate, which if it takes place at all, will waste further time flogging a dead horse. One cannot help wondering though, whether the Hon'ble Member of Parliament from Darjeeling is not now musing over the possibility that he may have been elected partly on the strength of Bhutanese votes from Kalimpong. Intellectuals [a description none of us deserve] of all hues would do better to apply their own bald wrinkled heads to the more pressing and explosive issues of unemployment and drought exacerbated by the corruption and mal-governance of the past thirty years.

History repeats itself. But then, so do windbags.


Harka Bahadur's "anti-National" Comment a Political Stunt

10:01 AM
Writes: Vikram Rai

Harka Bahadur Chettri's contention Bimal Gurung's speech on the 27th is "anti-national" shows how baffled he is after the Maha Jansabha by GJM at Kalimpong.

What is the criteria for being branded as "anti-national"? Has this been defined or categorically stated in our Constitution?

Yes , we read and hear of various people/organisations/ institutions etc being declared as "anti-national". For instance, those who burn and disrespect the national flag; those who disrespect the national anthem and the national symbols; those who declare a war against the state; those who commit acts of terrorism etc. But does exercising your Fundamental Right to Freedom of Speech qualify a person to be branded as an "anti-national"?

I would like to bring to light the Information Document, published by the Government of West Bengal in 1986, where in it's introduction, it is stated that the Gorkha Land Movement "is anti-national and seccessionist". The same Document justifies the accusation by publishing the Memorandum sent by Subash Ghissing to the King of Nepal. copies of which were sent to the King of Bhutan, Queen of England, all Presidents and PMs of all countries and even to the UN. To substantiate it's claim, the Document also published the speech of Subash Ghissing at Kurseong on 2.6.1985. Our question to Harka Bahadur Chettri is that has  Bimal Gurung gone to that extent ? So on what basis can Harka Bahadur Chettri request the Central Govt. to take a serious note of this?
Harka Bahadur's "anti-National" Comment a Political Stunt
Harka Bahadur Chettri and Bimal Gurung
Bimal Gurung's speech of the 27th was a simple query on the Historical status of Kalimpong, which needs to be clarified so that it's District status, which was declared by the State Govt. and which initially demanded by the GJM and welcomed by the GJM, is not subjected to any controversy later. His mention of the word "international" is but logical, keeping in mind, the link with Bhutan, a Sovereign State.

So, Harka Bahadur Chettri's claim smacks of political immaturity. In the context of the present political senerio, it is nothing but a political stunt.

Via TheDC



 
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