Demanding the release of Nepal’s top civil society activistsPics by Wagle
Constitutional experts, human rights leaders and journalists have questioned the government motive behind continued detention of civil society leaders Dr Mathura Prasad Shrestha, Dr Devendra Raj Panday, Krishna Pahadi and Shyam Shrestha even after the Supreme Court termed hundreds of detentions of leaders on January 19 as unlawful. Continue reading Why They Are Jailed? Free Them!
A top level meeting of Nepal’s political leaders that was supposed to discuss the prospects of 12-point understanding with Maoists ended as a kid’s joke party: ‘Idiot’ Deuba Stole The Show
By Tilak Pathak
When former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress (Democratic) President Sher Bahadur Deuba arrived at the Koirala Residence this afternoon to participate in the Seven Party meeting, he was in a light mood. He, who reached the house of Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala at 3:45 PM, started cracking jokes with people who were already present there. He greeting with the Lal Salam (red salute) to Communist leaders and Jaya Nepal to Congress folks. He repeated the greetings even inside the meeting hall. After greetings, he wanted to talk about the ongoing visit of Chinese vice-premier. “Confusion about Chinese concept ended,” he said. “Now, it’s become clear.”
“How?” eager journalists instantly threw a question to Deuba. The former Prime Minster replied, “Chinese are saying that all political forces should unite.” Then it was the turn of Chakra Bastola, a Nepali Congress leader, to ask the question. “Who are those forces?” Before we could hear Deuba speaking, Rajendra Pandey, a Central Member of Nepal Communist Party (UML) intervened. He said that those forces should be known. Deuba didn’t respond. Continue reading Political Meeting and Deuba Jokes