And the child is apparently frightened by the comrade’s toy. This is an example of how giving arms to insane people like the one in the photo could deeply harm our society in the long run. What the two-year-old child (right) might be thinking and how other children standing beside the comrade might grow up? Those who are standing are also definitely not happy with the game. It has been widely reported that Maoists are using children in their war against the state. Cases of Maoists forcefully taking away children in the jungle to get them involved in the clashes with security force. This child’s father and mother are Maoist guerillas who are posted at Lokesh Memorial Brigade that is fighting in the Seti-Mahakali Autonomous Region (far western Nepal). Pic and caption by Harihar Singh Rathour with additional info by UWB.
Army-Maoists clash, A Civilian Dies
The woman on the right, Bhuma Kumari Gharti, 65, is mourning the death of her 35-year-old son Prakash Gharti of Arghakhachi district’s Pokharathok VDC-6, Kiureni. Prakash was killed on March 1 after he accidentally touched a bomb while working in his field. That bomb was fired by the army a few days ago targeting Maoists but didn’t go off until Prakash touched that. Also seen in the photo are Prakash’s two children. Pic by Madhav Aryal