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Beholding the Board: A lady reads the message by late king Birendra that using the royal plural we (hami) reads: will not let people’s sentiment be ignored. Pic by Ghanashyam Khadka
A Year ago, Department of Information ordered to install one hundred 49 hoarding boards on the banks of main streets of Kathmandu. According to the Department sources, 1.5 million rupees were spent on making such boards that propagate mostly king Gyanendra’s hollow claims of democracy.
On May 21, two workers removed the hoarding boards from Tripureshor, Maitighar and Thapathali. They were taken to Department’s godown in Sinamangal. Protesters of People’s Movement-2 vented their anger upon such boards even after the second proclamation of king. 50 such boards were demolished during the protests.
Poor Man’s Burden: An old man passes through the removed board that ironically reads: The trait of multy party democracy is to secure the opportunity to contribute to the country and its people: King Gynendra. Pic by Ghanashyam Khadka
Gen Next’s Age: Plus two going youths pass the board that reads: Today is definitely the age of democracy. Pic by Ghanashyam
Royal Removal: Two workers assigned by Department of Information remove a board in Maitighar on May 21. Pic by Bikas Rauniyar