Monitoring Maoist activities in Nepal. A photo blog
Comrades, look at his eyes, if you can
His Story: His name is Sanjeev Kumar. He is eight years old. What happened to him? Ask the Maoist comrades. Okay, even if they don’t tell us, the boy will definitely reveal the truth. Here is the story: He got injured this Saturday after a socket bomb left by the rebels went off. This photo was taken when he was undergoing treatment in Damauli hospital. Small pieces of bombs have entered inside his right eye according to doctors. 16-year-old boy Som Bahadur Thapa was also injured. Pic by Ghanashyam Khadka
Finding the target: A female Maoist guerilla practices the shooting in an internal training session of the rebel party in a village in eastern district to Ilam. After the announcement of ceasefire guerillas are practicing the fighting tactics in more clandestine way. Pic by Benup Raj Bhattarai
Maoists released five Armed Police Force folks Thursday afternoon. APF personnel were abducted by the rebels from Bhumahi Chwok of Ramnagar VDC-1. They were released amidst a ceremony. But rebels haven’t returned the weapons of police. Maoists claim that policemen were arrested by people who later handed them over to rebels. Pics by Dependra Baduwal
Human Rights activist help police board the bus.
Police personnel are trying to cultivate crop in this land in the district headquarter of Dailekh. This land was barren for eight years because of worsening security situation. After the declaration of ceasefire from both warring sides, police planted different vegetables and corn. Pic by Harihar Singh Rathour
Musical instruments and flowers in a Warning mass meeting organized by Maoists in Bhumai, Nawalparasi.
Home Coming: She is Janma Devi Acharya, 75-year-old resident of Kanka Sundari-7, Jumla district. She is returning home five years after being displaced by the conflict. This photo was taken on Friday in Nepaljung airport. The flight cancelled that day because of poor weather. She took the flight next day. Pic by Janak Nepal
He is Prabhat, member of the district committee of the Maoist party. He is overseeing the unlocking ceremony at the house of Narayan Prasad Sharma, former member of the Parbat District Development Committee located in Khani Gaun-2. The house was locked by rebels three months ago accusing Sharma as a supporter of autocracy. Family members of Sharma were forced to live outside there by facing difficulties. Maoists unlocked the house Thursday in the presence of media persons, human rights activists, and general public after they came under pressure from all walks so society. Pic by Lal Prasad Sharma
Forty four Maoist cadres have been released until Friday from Bharatpur prison after they created pressure by fasting. But 12 out of 56 detainees are still inside the jail. And they are still continuing their fasting tactic (above). Folks in the photo below were posing for cameras after being released. Pic by Binod Tripathi
27 responses to “The Days Of Maoist Comrades Have Come V”
Why do you think it is the Maoists who are commiting these crimes..Maoistic Monarch could be doing this as well to scare you guys.
Let us hope for better still keeping pressure on bothsides to act properly. We can not sit down in releif but we can obviously be attentive and invlove in our daily chores to return to normal life.
Let us hope peace and prosperity will prevail in Nepal.
After a cease fire you do this to the little boy. Hey baburam i hear you have a daughter, she is safely staying away from the battle of Nepal re ho. What happens if someone shoot your daughter. Or just even try to hurt her.
Nepal is at a sensitive turnig point. Donors are ready to pour aid money and investment if politicians show honesty.
These leaders must rise above their inter party and intra party selfishness.
It’s upto them whether they want to turn Nepal into Iraq or Switzerland. Leaders should learn that if there is no Nopal there is no party, no chair.
Remember the song;
It is the right time for Baburam and Prachanda to improve themselves. They better learn that people want democracy and equality; not the dictatorship in the name of equality. If they still try to impose dictatorship, they will find themselves locked in the same cage with Gyanendra and Paras.
See the first picture. He is a so called CLASS ENEMY (BARGA SHATRU) of MBs. It is also very funny we have not heard their so called CHHAMA YACHANA or ATMA ALOCHANA in this event. Perhaps we do not need their any ALOCHANAs but we wish they should renounce violence for better.
We also expect that Kantipur and UWB should avoid pictures like ‘Finding the target’ which glorify the violence of MBs.
Well, it is all good. All well planned and with purposes. I am referring to those comments on Maoist. I am for liberty and freedom. I am for honesty and fairness when dealing with other. I fight for justice all the time. I abhor
corruption and nepotism. No one can question my life with respective to these values.
Now, let us talk about the issues on question. Well, your comments on Maoists suggests me that you people are from welloff corrupt families at Kathmandu, enjoying your life somewhere in the US and Europe. There is no doubt that you thrive on corruption and nepotism that your father and mother promote here in this miserable country. It is also obvious that non among you are sons and daughters of peasants and workers, whom you treat as dogs at their own homeland and right in front of their huts.
You enjoy the hospitality of Englishmen, you enjoy the freedom, liberty and democracy in the US and Europe. You earn the wages in USD and live a life of free American man. Back home your parents are serving the corrupt tyrranical regime of Gynandrists and Koiralists. Yet you have no shame in criticizing revolutionaries like Baburam, Prachanda and Badal. Please think about it. Except promoting corruption and nepotism what contribution have you made to this miserable nation, which you call your motherland. Do you you think that your comments counts to nothing but hypocracy and demogogy.
You criticize these revolutionaries, whereas you shot your eyes and mouth when you come across the autrosities and crimes committed by Gynandrists, Koiralists and Madhavists. I have a question to you, to those who support the tyrranical regime of Gynandrists and Koiralists. Please tell me are you in a position to gurantee me a justice if I am brutalized, insulted and raped by one of the mad relatives of Gynandra Bahadur Shah. The same applies to Koiralists. For this only reason I pledge you, those who live in the US and bark of freedom and liberty, to think how a peasant is treated in this country by those who are well off including the army and police men of Gynandra Bahadur Shah. Please think what contribution have you made to free 25 milliuons of peasants who live a life of serf here in Nepal??
I understand, Maoists have been using force to justify the revolution. No one can deny it. They have killed and brutalized nation. But please do not forget that this is an revolution and they are doing it for the betterment of this nation in terms of making this land freed and liberalized form the tyrranical brutal regime of Shah-Rana, your sovereigns and lords.
So we hear again a sterio typed song from a guy whose name sounds European and who is looking for red adventures. For your info I do not live outside Nepal. Unlike a few westerners I do not get pension in US$ either and live like a King in Thamel. We have been experiencing tyrranies from all sides and we know quite well who are evils, who use tools of brutality, etc.
Posting comments in this Blog we are encouraging MBs to come to main stream politics.
Some foreign-sounding SOG giving us crap about what Maoist is all about…You are welcome to live in Mao-ruled areas like Rolpa and Rukum. What equality, revolution you are talking about? Do you even know the meaning of these? Being white-skinned and knowing how to write or read does not make you Mr. Know-All.
If they killed they should be prosecuted…Too many innocent people have die and these bums cannot just walk into Nepals political system without been procecuted for war crimes……F them….
Hey Boris Abbot and friends,
Read my comment (#26) under the posting
Parliament Will be Supreme: King in Nepal Will be Under Tax and Law ( May 13 blog)
together with the above comment (#4) what I am trying to say. Do not take me wrong, I am the son of a farmer. I am the one who cut down the gigantic tree at TU gate in 2046 to block the Kirtipur area and so on.
Let us see the real intention of Prachanda and Baburam, which will be revealed soon. Hope that one dictator is not replaced by another.
I am very much in Nepal, and am from a ethnic minority and have no wealth to boast of. Please do not assume and presume. You can type away at your leisure, when many of my brothers and sisters have been killed from both sides in this maoist led violent war. There is no way better tested than a democracy. You insult the memory of the unjustly slaughtered with your statement. I hope you suffer the same fate some day to realise how this nation of ours and my people have been scarred for generations.
after ceasefire if like this action are there then they will b away from nepali pepople now they r hoping some thing from maoist to do more
Hey how can anyone justify the killings of human being. Anyone who has different ideology is killed in MBs and does that justify the revolution. I cannot say MBs as a revolutionaries but just a people who wants to be next Gyanendra. When biography of king and queen is placed in the school books then it becomes against the people but tearing the king and queen’s photos and sticking Prachanda’s photo becomes people’s wish. That is double standard. If you think putting King and Queen is against the people’s wish then you should also think that of Prachanda. If you speak a single word against prachanda and MBs then you are killed but that doesn’t at least happen in Gyanendra’s rule. You can at least say sorry and get some beatings. It is better to be ruled by Gyanendra then have these double standard people.
There should no partiality in justice, if you want gyanendra in a streak then so shall prachanda and girja be impalled too. That is justice and let there not be another nuremberg where only the loser was punished.
I have never lived through a political war, although I was immediately present in New York City when the World Trade Center was demolished. I saw many thousands of people die — and many individuals falling to their deaths from unimaginable heights before the buildings crashed.
There is a difference between accidents that happen in all wars, such as this accidental injury — and the intentional murder and rape of people to defend autocracy.
The RNA rapes women, commits massacre after massacre — and the People’s Liberation Army only targets class enemies. They do not massacre the people or sow terror. Everyone knows this now. The two armies cannot be compared. One is for liberation, the other for King and corrupt upper classes/castes!
To not see or understand the difference is to obscure the political fight. It is to argue that the people cannot have an army.
Let the RNA disband. It is politically defeated and rejected by the people. It only exists because of imperialist money, training and guns. It is an army of feudalism and serves feudalism. It cannot be “democratically” commanded.
Let the People’s Liberation Army liberate the people!
What is wrong with that?
For those who want peace at any cost: you will pay, but you will not get peace. Imperialism will not allow peace until we defeat it.
If the Maoists were not defeating the King’s ROYAL Nepal Army, do you think the protests would have forced the king to give up anything?
Political power DOES grow out of the barrel of a gun. But like Mao said, we can’t bury the gun unless it is picked up. Without power, all is illusion… and illusions evaporate like the morning mist.
Fight to finish the revolution. Pick the people’s side. No country on earth needs more politicians speaking on behalf of the people. The people must rule or there will be no peace. It isn’t just war when the people fight back.
Every child who dies of hunger is a victim of imperialism and feudalism.
Every woman who must sell her body so her family may eat is a victim of imperialism.
Every child hurt in war is a victim of class society and all the crimes connected to it.
It’s right to rebel.
I wish you all so much luck.
The Maoists have laid-out their 10 Points. They are clear, to the point and justified.
Let the violence stop. Let the people rule.
burningman, you must get all you views about the present Nepali conflict from krishnasenonline. What a load of one sided crap you are full off. The Maoists, in the name of revolution, have committed as much, if not more, atrocities than the RNA on poor Nepali people. They rule by the gun and tolerate no dissent. They talk about democracy but like KG don’t practice it. Get a sense of balance man!
All government “rules by the gun.” That is a political fact.
The question is “who rules?”
Should the landlords and capitalists get to treat everyone like a slave, to be bought and sold?
is that justice?
In the name of the King we see a caste system, the enslavement of women, corruption and collaboration with imperialism.
In the name of simple democracy, we see politicians enriching themselves and talking while the people suffer.
In the name of revolution, we are seeing a revolution with the people in arms.
We all pick sides. I stand with the people and their political representitives.
Let the 10-points be met, an unconditional constituent assembly called — and let the people decide.
You say the Maoists use guns?
Yes! To bring the power of the people.
So bring the constituent assembly and let the people speak directly!
No more waiting. No more pretending like democracy is a playpen for the political class.
It is the people’s right, guaranteed by the guns of the People’s Liberation Army.
I am not Nepalese, but like I said, this is a world-wide fight and NOT just about one leader (a king there or “president” here in USA). It is a world fight to defeat imperialism and oppression.
I have no shame in that.
If I am getting too much information from the Nepalese Maoists —
Tell me: What is the SPA doing to eliminate the caste system, landlord abuse and collaboration with imperialism? How will they stop the selling of women to brothels in India? Or the oppression of national minorities?
They did nothing for years but collaborate with the King until the King even turned on them! Now they appreciate democracy… but still have not called a DATE for the constituent assembly, and some are trying to gain control over the RNA as the last effort to defend the old and rotten state.
I can’t hear you?
Who else stands for the most oppressed?
Who else says the people can rule without condition?
I am not going to bother giving a proper reply to a rabid revolutionary idiot like you. Go after Bush in your own country, leave ours alone. I thought in the US they put people like you in rooms with padded walls. If only the Maoists were such angels!
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss…
“I thought in the US they put people like you in rooms with padded walls…”
Well, you should visit some time if you have the means. Because the Nepalese students I have met here are fed up with false promises from politicians and terror from the feudals.
“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss…”
Except for one is a corrupt feudal system rejected by the majority of the people and the other will not only protect Nepalese sovereignty, but will help people cast off the centuries of feudalism that has led to so much unnecessary misery.
One shoots the people in the street for demanding democracy, the other DEMANDS an immediate and unconditional constituent assembly and is confident enough to say they will abide by ANY decisions.
Can you make the same pledge? Will the SPA make the same pledge?
Prachanda pledges to not accept “arms and training” from imperialists.
Can you make the same pledge? Will the SPA make the same pledge?
One boss (a king) speaks in the name of himself, wrapped in the superstition that he is an incarnation of a god. The other, that mobilizes the people for their own benefit says their are no saviors or leaders from heaven.
That’s right, boyfriend. Meet the new boss. He’s probably one of your housecleaners. LOL.
Prachanda’s pledges have been broken many times in the past.
Is this guy burningman for real.
“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss…”
Let us see ehat he says and what my reply is :
“Except for one is a corrupt feudal system rejected by the majority of the people and the other will not only protect Nepalese sovereignty, but will help people cast off the centuries of feudalism that has led to so much unnecessary misery.”
YEAH ONE HANDED OVER TO THE SPA WITHOUT CAUSING A BLOODBATH, THE OTHER STILL GOES AROUND THREATENING AND EXTORTING MONEY. IF PRACHANDA WAS IN THE PLACE OF GYANENDRA WE WOULD SEE A REAL BLOODBATH. FEUDALISM – HA HA – PRACHANDA THE WILY BRAHMIN WHO HIDES IN INDIA WHILE HAVING ALL HIS DIRTY WORK DONE FOR HIM IN THE FRONTLINE BY JANJATIS. ONE MAYBE A FEUDAL KING BUT THE OTHER IS AN ILLITERATE THUG LIVING OFFF THE BLOOD OF THE REST OF US.
“One shoots the people in the street for demanding democracy, the other DEMANDS an immediate and unconditional constituent assembly and is confident enough to say they will abide by ANY decisions.”
YES, 18 PEOPLE DIED , HALF OF THEM WERE MAOISTS WHO WERE TERMED TERRORISTS NOT ONLY BY THE GOVT. BUT BY OUR NEIGHBOUR AND INTERPOL AS WELL. PEOPLE DO GET UNNECESSARILY KILLED WHEN THEY HAVE BEEN FORCED TO TAKE PART IN RALLIES. POOR CHAPS THE CHOICE WAS EITHER FACE THE RIOT POLICE OR PUNISHMENT FOR NOT ATTENDING.
THE OTHER SAYS A LOT OF SHIT BUT HE CAN’T EVEN CONTROL HIS PARTY FROM EXTORTION AND KNOWS THAT HIS ONLY STRENGTH IS GUNS AND KILLING NOT THE CONVINCING POWER OF HIS BRAIN.
“Can you make the same pledge? Will the SPA make the same pledge?”
THE SPA HAS MADE THE PLEDGE AND SOME. WE ARE WAITNG FOR THE MURDERES TO RECIPROCATE.
“Prachanda pledges to not accept “arms and training” from imperialists.”
YEAH AND HAS ACCEPTED ARMS FROM THEM ANYWAYS. SO HE IS A LIAR AS WELL AMONG HIS OTHER QUALIFICATIONS OF MURDER, EXTORTION, CHILD SLAVERY ETC ETC.
“One boss (a king) speaks in the name of himself, wrapped in the superstition that he is an incarnation of a god. The other, that mobilizes the people for their own benefit says their are no saviors or leaders from heaven.”
YES AND WE HAVE PUT THE KING IN HIS PLACE, NOW WE NEED TO PUT THE OTHER DESPOT IN PLACE AS WELL – IN PRISON.
“That’s right, boyfriend. Meet the new boss. He’s probably one of your housecleaners. LOL.”
AND THAT’S FINE BY ME. BY THE WAY IS THAT YOUR PROFESSION IN NEW YORK?
I hope Parliament passes the proclamation on Thursday as reported. The Army needs to be brought under the control of the Parliament as soon as possible. Then they should go about reforming the RNA (NA?) into a modern, professional army asap. Reports of Maoist extortion and kidnapping young men for recruitment in their army are still rife. I fear that Prachanda & co are either indulging once again in doublespeak or that they have no control of the PLA.
If the Maoists do betray the people, a professional and dedicated national army under the Parliament would be of immense help in hurting the Maoists enough to bring them to the table for peace talks. But the RNA in its present form- under these stupid generals and with their allegiance to the palace- is uselessly incompetent.
Just await, Nepali people, it will massacare again from maoist terrorist. UML will also merge with Terrorist, UML they had done same massacare during 2030-2032 called Jhapa Andolan. Next step, Maosit have giant agenda to massacare Govt ADMIN officials and blood bath of NC. Just await, Girija, u will see it. I sincerely advise all of Nepalis be aware to this massacare.
I really feel sorry for the innocent trapped amidst this war.
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