Ex-King Gyanendra: Parties weakening mountains-hills-tarai bonds of unity

Published On: December 21, 2016 10:31 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Expressing concern over political instability and anarchy prevailing in the country, former king Gyanendra Shah has said that some forces are active in weakening the bonds between the mountain, hill and tarai regions of the country. 

Issuing a statement Wednesday evening, the former king maintained that forces misusing the spirit of terms such as revolutionary, progressive and sacrifice  have tried to erode national glory. The former monarch described such attempts as not only 'inappropriate' but 'intolerable'. 

Voicing concern over the weakening of the country and its glorious history, he argued that politics of exclusion and a revenge mindset can never strengthen the basis of the nation. 

"Actions taken to fulfill certain vested interests, causing a slur on history, can never be appreciated. A so-called journey of progression that devalues patriotism linked to soil and heart can never make headway," reads the statement.

Arguing that nation and people constitute the lasting strength of Nepal, he said transient forces currently prevail in Nepal thanks  to the uncalled for influence of external forces. He has also expressed concern over  attempts to undo Nepal's own language, religion, culture, history and the faith and trust reposed in these..

The former king pointed out the need to spread the message of unity, territorial integrity and indivisibility through  feelings of love and devotion towards the nation. Arguing that Nepal's sovereign existence is already in jeopardy, he has urged all the people to act before it is too late. 

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