Nepalese See Pakistan as South Asia's Greatest Security Threat

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  1. ejazr

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    BRUSSELS -- Nepalese are roughly twice as likely to identify Pakistan as the greatest threat to South Asian security than Afghanistan or India.

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    The results, based on a survey that Gallup conducted in mid-July and early August for the South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF), appear to reflect Nepalese respondents' concern about terrorism. Four in 10 Nepalese choose terrorism as the No. 1 security threat to the region. Crime places a distant second, with 20% naming it as the top issue...

    The survey is part of the Insights South Asia project -- a cooperation between SADF and Gallup. Download the report on the entire Nepal survey. Successful launch of Insights South Asia survey project

    Survey Methods

    Results are based on face-to-face interviews with 1,000 adults, aged 15 and older, conducted July 16-Aug. 7, 2011, in Nepal. For results based on the total sample of national adults, one can say with 95% confidence that the maximum margin of sampling error is ±3.9 percentage points. The margin of error reflects the influence of data weighting. In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls.
     
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  3. A.V.

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    I doubt very few countries in world will not see in the same light as the nepalese
     
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    Nepalese have been dragged into the security situation in south Asia because of the open border with India which is being used by ISI to peddle fake currency and also send ISI agents into india. I am sure they fear an Indian reaction that may grow severe at some stage if the situation deteriorates further.
    Nobody forgets Kandahar Hijack originated in Nepal.

    A closed indian border is not good for Nepal which has historic and cultural ties with India quite like an extension of India itself.

    The poll is not surprising at all.
     
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    lots of extremists madrasas have also propped up in Nepal.
     
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    Link or eyewitness account? Serious stuff if true.
     
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    "‘‘On the Indo-Nepal border, madrasas and mosques have sprung up on both sides in the Terai region, accompanied by four-fold increase in the population of the minority community in the region. There are 343 mosques, 300 madrasas and 17 mosques-cum-madrasas within 10 kms of the border in the Indian side. On the Nepal side, there are 282 mosques, 181 madrasas and eight mosques-cum-madrasas. These mosques and madrasas receive huge funds from Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran, Kuwait, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Managers of various madrasas and ulema maintain close links with the embassy officials of those countries located at Kathmandu. Financial assistance is also channelised through the Islamic Development Bank (Jeddah), Habib Bank of Pakistan and also through some Indian Muslims living in Gulf countries. Pakistan’s Habib Bank, after becoming a partner in Nepal’s Himalayan Bank, has expanded its network in the border areas including Biratnagar and Krishna Nagar. It is suspected that foreign currency is converted into Indian currency in Nepal and then brought to India clandestinely.’’

    A little aside is in order here. Readers know how vulnerable the Siliguri corridor is. Known as the ‘‘chicken’s neck’’, barely 30 miles wide, it is our only land link to the Northeast. The district in Nepal that adjoins this slender corridor is Jhapa. There is no great concentration of Muslims in that district. Yet, in just three years, 33 new madrasas sprung up.

    But to continue with what the Task Force had to say in this regard:

    ‘‘Madrasas and mosques on the Indo-Nepal border are frequently visited by prominent Muslim leaders, Tabligh Jamaats and pro-Pak Nepali leaders. Officials of Pak Embassy have come to notice visiting Terai area of Nepal to strengthen Islamic institutions and to disburse funds to them. Pro-Pak elements in Nepal also help in demographic subversion of the Terai belt.’’ "

    http://www.indianexpress.com/oldStory/60973/
     
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    It is true that one of the Nepali MPs Beg ( not very clear about full name) was instrumental in setting up the Madrasas in the area borderin g India and he was also working with the ISI to arrange safe passage not just for Terrorists but was also smuggling fake currency.

    Beg was supposedly killed by Chota Rajan gang, but i suspect that there was some Indian Intelligence hand in this.

    Info on Dilshad Beg. Mirza Dilshad Beg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Kathmandu esp its casinos are full of Dawood's men. Atleast they used to be when I used to go there.
     
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    I was in Nepal on a business trip in June this year. While travelling intensively found that the local Nepalis had no love lost for Pakistani's and in a major change they were also not happy with the Chinese. It seems that there are a large number of Chinese people working on various projects and have succeeded in making themselves very unpopular.
     
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    Any reason why they are pissed with Chinese ? and what about their views of Indians ?
     
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    Nepal - North Bihar border districts Dharbhanga, Madhubani, Pashchim Champaran, Purbi Champaram, Sitamarhi, Seohar, Ararai and Kishanganj has very high density of Muslims. 50% Muslims of Bihar living in these districts only. All these districts have Muslim population between 20%-40%. Most of Criminals who were linked with ISI like Taslimuddin, Shabuddin use to win MP election earlier came from there directly/Indirectly. Most of the doubtful personality (alleged link with ISI) from minority group still come from these border areas. High Risk area. Not sure about U.P. - Nepal border.


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    ^^^^^ how was an MP is /was linked Taslimuddin, Shabuddin . didn`t indian security did anything to them. can u provide more info please
     
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    LOL of course Pakistan will be #1 among south asian nations... but how did India get 12 %, and Nepal itself 2 %? What kind of survey was this? 2 % of respondents see Nepal as South Asia's greatest security threat?

    A study should have been conducted on which nations have the greatest impact on south asian security rather than restricting it to south asian nations alone... that would have been more interesting!
     
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    chawkidaar knows best!!!
     
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    funniest comment on dfi ever !!!!!
     
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    Are you a Dawood man then?
     
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    Nope. The tables in nepal casinos are partly sold to outsiders. One of the table owners was a friend, he told us.
    These men are on the prowl for rich businessmen to exploit.
     
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    paaji please gift me a bentley on my birthday.You are so rich
     
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    I'm guessing this was late 90s, or early 2000s?
     
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    What I found interesting was that Nepalis considered Afghanistan and India equally threatening (even if a low 12%). This shows that at a public level, the Indian image has taken a beating as well.

    The open border is of course a problem and it may be time to look a regularizing the border once again. Like the saying goes, good fences make good neighbors.
     

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