Hats Off to Democracy Fighters

Text By Krishna Poudel
Photos by Sailendra Kharel

At this moment of time, I wish I were in Nepal being part of those thousands on the street defying the curfew orders, asking the military to open fire if they could, and caring nothing but the absolute democracy. The puppets of Royal Regime have warned of heavier crackdown in the peaceful demonstration but they are oblivious of the fact that this time people on the street have taken to the street because the atrocities of the royal regime have taken their toll and the Nepalese people have it enough living in fear and deadlocks. Thanks to the ‘Giris and Thapas’, absolute democracy is not at distance now! Continue reading Hats Off to Democracy Fighters

Around the Capital on Day V

What UWB! blogger saw in his field visit to the riot torn places on Day V of General Strike

By Saroj Raj Adhikari

KIRTIPUR, 1 PM

More protesters gathered today than yesterday. Protesters blocked the entrance to the city that prevented them from entering Nayabazar. A command of Armed Police Force requested the demonstrators to backtrack to which they didn’t agree. Both parties didn’t move from their stance. One of the protesters, Prof. Krishna Khanal remarked that people’s participation in agitation would weaken the royal regime. Mani Kafle, a pro-democracy poet was reciting the verses. The mass looked enthusiatic. Continue reading Around the Capital on Day V

Kathmandu Spring: Where are the Leaders?

UWB! Analysis

The ongoing strike has given an impetus for full-fledged democracy. But to achieve it, there is a long way to go

People have awakened; they are rallying overwhelmingly for democracy in unprecedented numbers. But, the movement has mainly centered around suburban areas such as Kirtipur, Kalanki, Gongabu, and Patan of Kathmandu Valley.

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April 10 Updates

The fifth day of General Strike repeated the similar story of curfew defiance, clashes, black-out and police ruthlessness

[9:00PM] There was blackout for fifteen minutes. At Asan and Chhetrapati area, as blogger Tilak Pathak witnessed, a group of people rallied chanting anti-monarch slogans while police were seen urging people to turn on lights. Most didn’t. Continue reading April 10 Updates

The Ghattekulo Story

By Deepak Adhikari

For past two days, most of the times, I was confined inside my Ghattekulo abode. Ghattekulo, in this April Uprising, has shown unprecedented revolutionary spirit. On the 5 th day of general strike, I could no more stay in the cocoon; so headed for office early at 6:30 before the curfew could start. Here’s my Saturday and Sunday Diary. Continue reading The Ghattekulo Story