The Days of Maoist Comrades Have Come II

Maoist girl with guitar
Gun replaced by the Guitar? A Maoist guerilla plays a guitar in a cultural program organized on Friday by the party in Birjung. So you thought the guitar replaced the gun? No. The banner hanged behind her reads: “Three things needed to win a war- weapons, weapons and weapons.” But to be honest with the girl in-charge of guitar, she was winning the hearts of the participants of the program by her musical skills. Pic by Upendra Lamichhane Continue reading The Days of Maoist Comrades Have Come II

Yet Another Commission To Probe Andolan Atrocities

Will the culprits, who oppressed the pro-democracy movement, face charge?

Finally the government of victorious alliance of seven political parties have decide to form a powerful committee to probe the atrocities and human rights violations committed by the royal regime during the last month’s historic Jana Andolan (Peoples’ Movement). This evening’s cabinet meeting decided about this. Members of Parliament were demanding the formation of such committee and they were seconded by the renowned members of the civil society. It is a good step indeed. [Just today the National Human Rights Commission has directed the government to take action against the SSP (Armed Police Force) Madhav Thapa for using excessive force against the pro-democracy demonstrators. That is another good step. Thapa, a police officer who made the reputation of an expert on controlling riots, should be held accountable for all those deaths in Gongabu area.] Continue reading Yet Another Commission To Probe Andolan Atrocities