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    आन्दोलनमा मधेसी मोर्चाका १० गलतीहरू

    मोर्चाले आन्दोलनलार्इ तुहाएको छ । मधेसी मोर्चाले यस आन्दोलनको एजेण्डालार्इ नै कमजोर पारेको छ । फेरी पनि यो समाप्त भएको छैन ।

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    विगत कइ महिनों से फोरम का तमलोपा से एकिकरण का प्रयास चल रहा था । स्वयं उपेन्द्र जी तथा महन्थ ठाकुर जी ने इस प्रगति को गर्व के साथ स्वीकार करते हुए संचार माध्यम मे दिखे थे । यह अन्जाम नही पा सका । उपेन्द्र को महन्थ ठाकुर का ब्रम्हण जातीय नेतृत्व स्वीकार करने झिझक हुइ हो या महन्थ जी का सदैव का प्रजातन्त्रवादी–गैर कम्युनिष्ट दर्शन उपेन्द्र को पसन्द न आया हो । एक दुसरे का साथ काम नही कर सके । जब कि एक मधेस प्रदेश की मान्यता को ही जड से अस्वीकार करने बाले सदैव कम्युनिष्ट पृष्ठभूमि के अशोक रार्इ को उन्होने गले लगाया ।

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    नेपाल प्रहरीको आधारभूत अमानवीय प्रवृति

    कुनै पुलिस अधिकृतको अनुहारमा रविन हुडको रंग देख्ने हाम्रो वौद्धिकहरू अहिले फेसबुकमा कमेन्ट लेखे वापत बाराका राजु साह (सरकारी अधिकृत) र सप्तरीका नागरिक रहमानले थुनामा जानु परेपछि आकाशबाट खसे सरह भएका छन् ।

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    कांग्रेस-एमाले र माओवादीको आसन्न सहकार्य अनि सत्ता समर्पणवादी मधेसी दलहरूको पिछलग्गूपनले राज्यको संरचनामा आमूल परिवर्तन चाहने पक्षहरूलाई घोर धोका हुने निश्चित छ ।

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    तराई मधेस राष्ट्रिय अभियानको प्रेस वक्तव्य

    आज जेठ १४ गते राजविराजमा एक प्रेस वक्तव्य जारी गर्दै मधेसी जनअधिकार फोरम-मधेसका बरिष्ट उपाध्यक्ष विवेकानन्द सिंह र महासचिव सुरेन्द्र साह लगायत दर्जनभर केन्द्रीय सदस्यहरु तराई मधेस राष्ट्रिय अभियानमा सरिक हुनु भएको छ । तराई मधेस राष्ट्रिय अभियानका केन्द्रीय संयोजक जय प्रकाश गुप्ताले अभियानका गतिविधीहरुको जानकारी सार्वजनिक गर्ने उद्देश्यले आयोजना गर्नु भएको पत्रकार सम्मेलनमा सो को जानकारी गराइएको हो ।

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Jay Prakash Gupta:  About him  
Jay Prakash Gupta is currently in prison. Court convicted Gupta on the disproportionate property accumulation case, filed by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) against Gupta, and imposed a jail term of 1.5 years. Court says he failed to proof the source of his property. Gupta denied these charges and claim the investigative agency take a vendetta for his political commitment, and apex court too. During the royal regime, by the instruction of King, Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority had kept him in detention in 2002 while investigating a corruption charge related to providing license to Kantipur television, a first private sector TV in country. In that case, he released by the order of Special court and later got clean verdict by Supreme Court. Again he charge-shitted by CIAA, the trial court (special court) give him clean cheat. He is fighting for the rights of Madhesi people's, who are suppressed by monolithic Nepali (hill) race based government. 

Gupta's remark over verdict: 
Gupta, said over the apex court's verdict, suggesting that it was politically motivated and intended to punish the pro-Madhes movement. "I have taken this for a struggle. I don’t want to go after the Court's verdict line by line,” The people in the legal field will assess the possible impact of verdict in the coming days. 

But I have understood that I have been punished for the struggle for Madhesi people and my decision to launch it, saying he was charged during the royal regime and convicted now after the re-establishment of democracy. "Rather than punishing me, this intends to penalize the movement that I have launched.” “With full confidence, I say that this movement I have launched will not be penalized.” 

“During my one to 1.5-year jail term, this movement will not be finished, and our issues (of Madhes) cannot be repressed,” he said, with an announcement to lead the movement after completing the sentence and getting released from the jail. I urged the Madhesi Front, Madhes-based parties and the friends of my parties to consider this verdict as "crisis looming over the Madhes."

The passed way: JP Gupta was Minister and elected Member of Constituent assembly, Nepal. He represents Madheshi People’s Rights Forum (Republican) party and till now he is Chairperson of party. Just before the verdict of court he was Minister in Ministry of Information and Communication, that was is his fifth time in that Ministry. Previously he was Minister for Agriculture and Co-operatives of Nepal, in first republican Council of Ministers formed after the historical election of the Constituent Assembly in 2008. 
 
Previous ministerial responsibilities:
Gupta's experience of Ministerial responsibilities dates back to 1992 when he was appointed, for the first time, Minister of State for Information and Communication. In the subsequent years, Gupta has provided leadership to the Ministry as a Minister of cabinet rank in the Council of Ministers formed under the Premiership of Girija Prasad Koirala and later in the one under Sher Bahadur Deuba. 

Special national responsibilities: 
JP was member of the special committee formed under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister to look after the integration and rehabilitation of the Maoist combatants.Gupta had also contributed to the functioning of the first elected government following the restoration of democracy in 1990 in the capacity of the Press and Public Relation Advisor to the then Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala.  
 
Political career:
In 2002, while Nepali Congress splited, Gupta preferred to foster the cause of marginalized Madhesi community. Then he choose the hard way, as a Madhesi leader and played a key role to set up new political party–Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum, Nepal–in 2008 which was initially an eastern district based ineffective organization, and Gupta was founding secretary general of MjF,Nepal.He was a key initiator of first Madhesi revolt against the Nepali monolithic state, in 2007. Gupta was co-chairman of the Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum before he split the party on 23 May 2011 and formed MJF (R). A staunch advocate of people's rights and empowerment, JP Gupta's vision of federalism and people's sovereignty and effective leadership have been instrumental in spearheading their new founded party to emerge as the fifth largest national party in the Constituent Assembly. 
Prior to this, JP was affiliated to the Nepali Congress Party where he shouldered important responsibilities which he discharged efficiently. While in Nepali Congress, he was in the central leadership of the party as member of its Central Working Committee. In that party, he also served as Chief of Central Department of Publicity.
 
People's representation:
A popular leader of the masses, JP Gupta has been elected as he people's representative to the apex legislative organ of the country several times. Recently in 2008, he has been elected member to the Constituent Assembly- first ever in the history of Nepal-from his home district of Saptari in eastern Nepal. He had been elected Member of Parliament (House of Representatives) twice earlier in the elections held in 1994 and in 1999. 
 
Parliamentary responsibilities:
JP is known for his keen interest and serious participation in parliamentary affairs and deliberations. He was entrusted the responsibility of the Chairman of Foreign & Human Rights Committee of House of Representatives from 1994 to 1997. Similarly he also contributed as member of High Level Review Committee on India-Nepal Treaty of 1950. Then this Committee was headed by the Foreign Minister.

Experience in the international fora:
Jay Prakash Gupta has a wide range of experience of effectively participating in high level international events. Listed below are selected international fora where Gupta has led, or been part of, the national delegation as either Minister of the government or as a political activist or a leader of political party:

  • >>Participated twice in the Governing Council Meeting of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome as Governor if IFAD and leader of Nepal delegation in 2009 (32nd session) and in 2001 (24th session) 
  • >>Ministerial Meeting on Avian Influenza, Egypt 
  • >>Participated in the Extra-ordinary Meeting of SAARC Agriculture Ministers, New Delhi, November 2008 
  • >>Participated in the 35th (Special) Session of the FAO Conference, Rome as leader of Nepal delegation in November 2008. 
  • >>Participated in the SAARC Information Ministers Conference, Islamabad as leader of Nepal delegation in 2002. 
  • >>Participated in International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference, Marrakech, 2002 
  • >>Participated in the International Election Observers Team led by former US President Jimmy Carter to observe the first Indonesian Assembly election, Indonesia, 1999. 
  • >>Participated in the Socialist International Conference, Manila, 1998 
  • >>Participated in the UN Human Rights World Conference, Vienna, 1993 
  • >>Participated in the 6th SAARC Summit, Dhaka, 1993 
  • >>Participated in the 10th Non Alignment Summit, Jakarta, 1992
  • >>International Telecommunications Union (ITU) World Conference, Geneva, 1991

 
 
Student leadership: 
MJF (Republic) Chairman Jay Prakash Gupta shot into prominence as a Nepali Congress sister wing Nepal Student Union activist. As university student, JP actively took part in students' affairs and joined students' politics. His effective leadership and bold articulations were well received by the students and was elected General Secretary of the Tribhuvan University students' union, 1985-87.
 
Journalism and publications:
 Amidst the oppressive political regime that prevailed in Nepal before 1990, Gupta contributed to the movement for the restoration of democracy and freedom of expression by, among others, writing articles and reports for newspapers, magazines and seminars. His keen observation, critical analysis and honest views on contemporary affairs of politics, governance and society earned him a fair repute of a widely read journalist during the late 1980s and early.
 
JP's conviction to the role of free media in the instutionalization and strengthening of democratic norms and values has been instrumental in putting in place the policy and legal framework that has facilitated impressive proliferation of media industry in Nepal after the restoration of democracy in 1990.  During the detention he wrote a book, in which he blamed royal palace for taking action against him. Beside, Gupta has already 6 books published in Nepali in subjects of contemporary political issues, social conflict, demography and ethnicity.  
 
Travel abroad:
 During his political career Gupta has traveled extensively as part of important delegations which include visits to USA, United Kingdom, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, China, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Israel, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Italy, France , Austria, Belgium, Egypt etc.  
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