In a double tragedy, a martyr’s parents lament the death of their son as well as death of democracy in Nepal
Text by Rajendra Phuyal/Photo by Shailendra Kharel
While the leaders of Seven Party Alliance (SPA) were announcing fresh protests at Mangal Bazar, Lalitpur Friday (see the blog below), in nearby residence, a family of martyr was recalling ruefully the miseries they are going through.
In March 31st (Chitra 17), 1990, as People’s Movement intensified, Gyan Bahadur Shahi and Sagar Singh were killed by Panchayati autocracy. Many waters have flowed down the Bagmati River in one and half decades. But, the things are still the same. At least, for the martyr’s family. They were invited to attend Friday’s mass meet near their turf. Though, Sagar’s father Ganesh Man made it to the venue, Gyan Bahadur’s parents stayed home (see pic above) at Sundhara, 7 kilometer from Mangal Bazar. Continue reading