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Mixed-up Priorities

Nepal Congress Splits. Too IN his report "Nepal Congress Splits, Too" (August 22, p 1413), your Nepal correspondent writes that "a board of eminent Nepalese doctors headed by no Jess a person than the personal physician of the King, General Haldar, had suggested that Koirala badly needed immediate specialised attention in the United Kingdom". Later on, he writes, "besides addressing young European socialists at a meeting organised by the Socialist International in London, B P Koirala is expected to explore possibilities of collecting funds and other help for launching a struggle in his country". From the above quotation, one can draw the conclusion that the objective of Koirala's trip to Europe is not treatment of his illness but collection of money and material to start a revolution in Nepal. If this is the case, it is clear that Koirala's intentions are anti-national. The Singh Durbar was therefore right in deciding not to issue him a passport for his foreign tour. Not only Nepal, but no nation in the world will issue a passport to a person who proposes to undertake a trip abroad to launch a conspiracy against his country.

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