In the aftermath of the earthquake tragedy, Nepal has been taken advantage of. The sovereignty of Nepal has been compromised by powerful forces in the name of providing assistance. Even its most sensitive protected security air space was flouted. Nepal in a way was being invaded.
Nepal tried in vain to politely control the flow of foreign forces/Teams. It declared several times that the Kathmandu airport could not handle the sudden influx. This did not work. And worse, foreign forces increased their strength on the pretext that Nepal lacked the distribution network to cover all affected Areas. Some Agencies went to the extent that they did not trust the Nepal Government to actually reach the material assistance to affected populace.
On top of that many Relief Teams came with super strong media houses to blow up their relief works. In the process, the national dignity and the immense responsibilities that the Government, the Nepal Armed Forces and Nepal Relief Teams shouldered were buried under the deluge of foreign media coverage of their own efforts. Finally Nepal had had enough !
All 34 Nations' Relief Teams have been ordered to leave Nepal. This includes both India and China. I applaud the Nepali Armed Forces for standing up for Nepal dignity and sovereignty. It was most shameful of Relief Agencies especially from powerful Nations to push aside the Nepal Authorities and in fact forcefully take charge of the national affairs. And even after a direct order of Nepal to foreign forces to withdraw, powerful Countries are negotiating the withdrawal of their forces/Teams.
This resistance to withdrawal, highlights the danger that Nepal faces. The 7.8 scale earthquake has been reduced to secondary national tragedy in the face of foreign forces refusing to comply with clear cut order of Nepal to all Nations to withdraw all their Relief Forces and Teams. Would it be necessary for a UN Security Council to endorse Nepal Government directive to compel the withdrawal of all non Nepalese Relief Forces and Teams from Nepal.
Nepal is down but not out. And definitely Nepal has no intention of being under anyone's thumb. I fully respect the national sentiment of Nepal. It is a very hard and difficult choice but it is a proud national reason. Nepal is prepared to suffer but not from shame of submitting to foreign domination in this hour of deep national tragedy.
If there are genuine international agencies and countries who want to assist Nepal to overcome the after effects of the earth quake tragedy, such helps should be rendered within the realm of Nepal sovereignty and dignity. That's what true friends would do.