What has been your experience with the international community?
Well, I try to shy away from the international community because I find their presence here [problematic]. The international community has stepped in very conveniently; NGOs [nongovernmental organizations] and INGOs [international NGOs] formally and informally supporting one or another of the parties. And their say in politics has increased. And it has been at the expense of the nation. I know there is a lot of do-gooding, but we have been robbed of our policy choices, of deciding policy for ourselves, in a very surreptitious manner. What you see here is the international community virtually dictating policy. I think it should be the Nepalese saying what they want to do, and then seeking international help where it is needed. That is what foreign policy is all about.
Read more of Shrish's interview in Speaking Their Peace.