Postcards From Nepal: Violence and Suffering

An ox with a slogan I am Mayor Bhimsen Thapa on the body
I AM THE MAYOR THAPA: As newly elected officials of Pokhara Municipality were taking oaths in Dipendra Sabha Griha, people put posters with sarcastic slogans over an abandoned ox targeting Bhimsen Thapa, the Mayor [The message reads: I am Mayor Bhimsen Thapa]. The animal went around the Chowk for about one and a half-hour. After pro-election activists informed about the incident to, police removed the slogan. Pic by Dinesh Regmi

People are forced to walk after Maoists blocked Pokhara-Baglung Highway.

Rebels’ Road: People are forced to walk after Maoists blocked parts of the Pokhara-Baglung Highway. Rebels obstructed 2 kilometers distance of the highway from Bajung-2, Vaplye to Dimuwa Bazaar of Tilhaar VDC. They put logs, stones, and private vehicles and made walls on the road. Local people removed the materials at Pati Charu and Dimuwa Bazaar but the situation in Vyaple hasn’t changed yet. Chief District Officer (CDO) Hum Prasad Adhikari said that efforts were being made to open up the road as soon as possible. Pics by Lal Prasad Sharma

People are forced to walk after Maoists blocked Pokhara-Baglung Highway.

Army, Baton and Beating
Two cadres of Nepali Congress who were beaten up by the army on the day of municipal elections (Feb 8) are undergoing treatment.
The Army Beat ’em: Two cadres of Nepali Congress who were beaten up by the army on the day of municipal elections (8th Feb.) are undergoing treatment. As they were demonstrating in front of the polling booth at Gaurigunj Lower Secondary School, Bharatpur, army suddenly appeared and started beating them with batons and rifles. Rajib Neupane (above), district secretary of the Chitwan barnch of Nepal Students’ Union is still unconscious (Friday, 10 Feb.). He is undergoing treatment in Medical College. He hasn’t been able to move his body, doctors said. He has suffered serious injuries in veins and, doctors said, it might take him a few weeks to get back to normalcy. Another photo shows NC cadre Ganga Dutta Kandel. Pic by Binod Tripathi
Two cadres of Nepali Congress who were beaten up by the army on the day of municipal elections (Feb 8) are undergoing treatment.

Nepali Maoists stopped the drinking water supply in Dailekh
Comrades, Can’t They Drink Water???: After candidacy were filed for the municipal polls in Dailekh’s Narayan Nagar Municipality ignoring calls from Maoists and the alliance of seven political parties, rebels stopped drinking water supply to the district headquarters of Dailekh. It’s been more than a week that people are facing difficulties in having drinking water as the supply hasn’t resumed. Natural drinking water sources near the headquarters have dried over the years because of lack of conversation of the green area and residents have been forced to drink dirty water. Pic by Harihar Singh Rathour

Victorious candidates of the municipal poll in the Narayan Nagar Municipality of Dailekh are being ferried to the District Court for taking oath
To Take Oath: Victorious candidates of the municipal poll in the Narayan Nagar Municipality of Dailekh are being ferried to the District Court in a local administration vehicle for the oath taking ceremony. Those who lost the election are dispersed around the bazaar fearing Maoist action against them. Pic by Harihari Singh Rathour

Students protest Dang Killing in Narayanghat Bazaar.
Protesting Dang Killing in Narayanghat Bazaar: Students took out a protest rally and burnt tires on the Shahid Chowk in the afternoon. Army killed CPN UML cadre Umesh Chandra Thapa on the election day (8th Feb).Pic by Binod Tripathi

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2 thoughts on “Postcards From Nepal: Violence and Suffering

  1. Again people have demonized an innocent animal by comparing that with a downgraded people like “Mayor” Thapa. Those who participated in the election drama of King Gyanendra should be publicly boycotted and as they are equally responsible for the mess that Nepal saw in the last several weeks and days (especially the first week of Feb and 8th Feb).

    The animal in the photo above is far better than the henchmen of King Gyanendra who were declared in the election that is rejected by overwhelming majority of Nepali people and international community.

    Look at the atrocity committed by the army. Its high time that the army started serving Nepali people instead of blindly backing a person who appears to be determined to bring down the country along with him.

    Oh… what to say on comrades deeds? They are increasing their criminal activities by doing what we can see above.

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