Protesters Pour in Despite Downpour

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Pic by Bikas Karki

Mission Palace
Today’s half a million mass, chanting anti-monarchy slogans, was clearly headed towards palace. But, the state again used its weapons of brutality. Today, the state was more ruthless. Yesterday’s patience and restraints were vanished. Yesterday’s movement was a threat, but state has intensified the supression today.

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United We Stand: SPA leaders after the meeting
Pic by Prakash Mathema via Kantipur

No Compromise
However, there is silvering lining in the dark cloud. As SPA leaders decided to stick to people power, they truly deserve accolades. This shows that politics-hardened leaders have grown mature, they have learnt from their earlier mistakes. They are also abiding to public pressure. They have shown unity by not accepting king’s offer and being monolithic. Continue reading Protesters Pour in Despite Downpour

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General Strike Day XVII

By Deepak Adhikari

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Sea of Humanity:

Afternoon Updates:

As the rain stopped, state has cut off the mobile phone lines. But, Mero Mobile is still working. The state has again resorted back to brutality. In Kalanki, security forces opened fire at few protesters. Similarly, in Thapathali and Tripureshor area, gunshots were heard. At least three people could have been killed, eye witnesses say. The state may cut off the landlines as well. This shows that the king is not stepping back but using his force to suppress the movement.

Meanwhile, SPA’s meeting which concluded at 3 pm, decided that they won’t accept king’s proposal. They have come up with three-point-solutions: (1) Revival of Parliament (2) All party government and (3) Election of Constituent Assembly. SPA has stressed in 12 point agreement. They have reiterated their agreement with the Maoists. After the meeting, former PM Sher Bahadur Deuba commented :”I was then appointed PM using Article 35. Now also the same article is used. So, king’s intention is incorrect.”

SPA leaders’ univocal stance has given impetus to the ongoing movement. Continue reading General Strike Day XVII

Don't Forget Their Blood

Martyrs of Janaadolan-II: Here is a list, prepared by eKantipur, of those brave Nepali people who lost their lives while fighting for our freedom.

KATHMANDU, April 22 – On Friday, the 16th day of the Janaandolan-II, the capital witnessed what arguably is the demonstration by largest numbers of people. But at least 15 persons had to sacrifice their lives in course of the movement. Here are their names.

Name
Place
Date of martyrdom
Security agency responsible

1. Umesh Chandra Thapa
Dang
February 8
RNA men

2. Darshan Lal Yadav
Rajbiraj, Saptari
April 6
Police

3. Bhimsen Dahal
Pokhara, Kaski
April 8
RNA men

4. Tulasi Chettri
Chitwan
April 9
Police
Read the rest of the list in eKantipur.

Don’t Forget Their Blood

Martyrs of Janaadolan-II: Here is a list, prepared by eKantipur, of those brave Nepali people who lost their lives while fighting for our freedom.

KATHMANDU, April 22 – On Friday, the 16th day of the Janaandolan-II, the capital witnessed what arguably is the demonstration by largest numbers of people. But at least 15 persons had to sacrifice their lives in course of the movement. Here are their names.

Name
Place
Date of martyrdom
Security agency responsible

1. Umesh Chandra Thapa
Dang
February 8
RNA men

2. Darshan Lal Yadav
Rajbiraj, Saptari
April 6
Police

3. Bhimsen Dahal
Pokhara, Kaski
April 8
RNA men

4. Tulasi Chettri
Chitwan
April 9
Police
Read the rest of the list in eKantipur.

I’m out, are you?

Saturday Blog by ZaDed

What next? Hysh asked.
As in?
The blogging world.
We are doing the maximum, aren’t we?
Yeah. Stretching to the maximum. Elastic. We stretch and bounce back to normality.

I regret ever having said, “We’re doing the maximum.”
At least, if I could I would take back the “I am doing maximum” part.
“I’m going out, involving myself in ….blah blah blah.”
Hey Hysh, you should have told me “Cut that crap.”

Observe, analyze. Blog, blog, blog. So what? It’s not like I have broken blogging records. It’s not like the people visit my blog whenever they want to know of the first hand experience of life during the political unrest in Nepal. It’s nothing. Absolutely crap.
It feels as though I have relapsed back to being anorexic, only on a mental level this time.
Internet is public. I am addicted to vomiting out in public places. Continue reading I’m out, are you?