Meanwhile Maoist Comrades Continue Extortion, Looting and Beating

They aren’t killing people because they have officially declared ceasefire for three months. But Maoist comrades aren’t keeping quite, at least according to the Royal Nepal Army. RNA was fighting with the Maoists until last month’s popular movement forced autocratic king to give up the power to people. Now both sides are observing ceasefire butContinue reading “Meanwhile Maoist Comrades Continue Extortion, Looting and Beating”

Nepal Democracy Movement: Story of a Living Martyr

Poster boy of Jana Andolan II: Shiv Bidari holds a poster that has a photo of himself when he fell down after being shot by the police in last month’s pro-democracy movement. “Who is he?” asks the headline of the poster. Everyone thought Bidari was dead. Pic by Bimal Sharma via Kantipur. Another pic inside.Continue reading “Nepal Democracy Movement: Story of a Living Martyr”

Conversation Between a Maoist Guerilla and a Soldier

The ceasefire effect: Maoists, troops trade words, not bullets By Shahiman Rai in the Kathmandu Post (Here is the original article) BHOJPUR (Eastern Nepal)- Even two weeks ago, they might have been shooting at each other. And now one is taken aback to see the Maoist rebels and government troops freely chatting with each otherContinue reading “Conversation Between a Maoist Guerilla and a Soldier”

Royalists in Nepal: Down, But Not Out

Updates on the stories of Dr. Tulsi Giri, Kamal Thapa, Shirish Shumsher Rana and Satchit Shumsher Rana By Bikash Sangraula in the Kathmandu Post (Here is the original article) They were busy inaugurating functions, issuing orders, formulating ordinances, attending press meets, denouncing the seven opposition parties and pushing King Gyanendra to continue with his “autocratic”Continue reading “Royalists in Nepal: Down, But Not Out”