The US Embassy Public Service Announcement (PSA) featuring Rajesh Hamal is recently released in Nepali media. The Embassy had selected Rajesh Hamal to convey the message that, no private organization can influence the issuance of US Embassy Visa. It is only the Counselor of the embassy who decide to issue the visa and nobody can influence his/her decision. It is another story that, Rajesh Hamal’s US visa application was rejected in January of 2009.
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Rajesh Hamal to be featured in US Embassy Ad.
Fake US Visa is one of the most important issue being dealt by the US Embassy in Nepal. To reduce such cases, the Embassy has decided to start awareness campaign against such fraud.
The awareness advertisement directed by Abhaya Pandey features Rajesh Hamal.
Wikileaks â€“ Maoist used to sell weapons to Indian Naxals
However, the document does not show any operational links between the Maoists in Nepal and India.
Nepal: As noted above, the GOI does not believe that domestic Naxals and Nepalese Maoists maintain any significant operational links, except for some commercial arms sales from the Nepalese to the Naxals. Nepalese Maoists, however, appear to enjoy relatively free movement within Naxal-held areas in India along the 1,700 km open border. While we frequently hear reports of Nepalese Maoist leaders (including the Number 1 and Number 2 Prachanda and Baburam Bhattarai) spending long periods of time in India with leftist sympathizers, the GOI has assured us repeatedly that it gives no quarter to Nepalese Maoists, and several high-ranking Maoists are being held in Indian jails.
Yet another cable sent earlier this year from the US Embassy in New Delhi, an embassy official claimed that Nepalese police officers are paid to arrest Tibetan refugees by China. These Tibetan refugees are arrested who are trying to cross the border. This information is contained in a document entitled â€˜Update on Tibetan refugee flow’. This information was sent by an unknown official from the embassy.
US government nightmare â€“ WikiLeaks released US diplomatic cables â€“ 2600 cables from Kathmandu
A website popular for releasing secret military and government documents, WikiLeaks has started releasing more than 251,000 cables from various embassies all around the world. The website says that the cables from the US Embassy in Nepal counts 2600.
According to the chart in the WikiLeaks website, cables from Kathmandu are:
- Secret – 84
- Confidential – 1399
- Unclassified – 795
That makes a total – 2278. I have no idea what other 322 cables are related to.