Maoist Vigil and Protest Against Monarchy

Maoist Guerilla in a mass meeting to warn the government

Yes, they are watching: We know that pro-democracy people (including civil society) are organizing countrywide mass meeting to warn the political parties that are running the government not to deceive people by compromising the spirit of the Jana Andolan. Hum..not only the unarmed civil society but armed Maoist guerillas are also organizing similar mass meetings to warn the leaders not to deceive people on questions like constituent assembly. This photo is from such a Maoist mass meeting organized Sunday in Nijgad of Bara district. Pic by Upendra Lamichhane Continue reading Maoist Vigil and Protest Against Monarchy

An Open Letter To Richard Boucher

A university teacher from Southern Nepal writes to the American diplomat explaining the situation in the country and warning not to help feudal autocracy anymore. UWB translation of a ‘letter to the editor’ published in today’s Kantipur daily.

Richard Boucher
Assistant Secretary of State for South [and Central Asian Affairs]

You are arriving Nepal in a few days. We hear that you are coming to help us. All other assistances are acceptable but when we heard about military assistance, my heart froze. We are tired of war. We don’t need to fight. We wish that we don’t have to engage in internal conflict as well. Washington’s official view came a day before we knew about your planned trip that said the king should be ceremonial. It is not you but free Nepali people will decide if Nepal needs a ceremonial king or an active or no king at all. Continue reading An Open Letter To Richard Boucher