Misadventure of Bharat Keshar and Heroic Policing of Timilsina

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Abhushan Timilsina Arresting Bharat Keshar Singh

Isn’t this a historical photo? YES. This is what is called democracy perhaps. Police Inspector Abhushan Timilsina drags a brat royal honorary ADC (on June 20) who thought he could do anything he wished on the streets of Kathmandu. This was very much needed to tame these raja sahebs.Pic by Narendra Shrestha via Kantipur

Quote of the Year

“If you can handcuff a person who has become the prime minister of this country twice, why can’t you do the same to [people like] Bharat Keshar? The situation wasn’t such that police could disperse the crowd by charging lathis and firing shots. If we had done so, 15-20 people would have been killed and Hotal Malla would have been burnt to ashes.”

Police Inspector Abhushan Timilsina

This country needs brave and bold police officers like Abhushan Timilsina who brilliantly decided to implement the law without keeping in mind the culprits haisiyet and background. Under pressure from the fading royalist power, big heads of police force summoned Timilsina and interrogated as to why he didn’t reach the venue on time and couldn’t control the situation. Valley DIG Deepak Thangden and Kathmandu Police Office SP Dhak Bahadur Karki interrogated Inspector Timilsina on June 21. Timilsina said that he handcuffed Bharat Keshar Singh and his sons [former Majors of Nepal Army Ajay and Ananta] as they were trying to destabilize peace in the society by taking law into their own hands. Continue reading Misadventure of Bharat Keshar and Heroic Policing of Timilsina

Comparing Notes: Nepal One Year Later

An American writes his experience of having close encounter with the Nepali Maoist comrades in a remote village

Maoist graffiti in a village in Myagdi district Left: “Up with Republic of Nepal: CPN Maoist.” Right: “Down with Killer Gyanendra.: CPN Maoist”/ “Whoever deletes this slogan will die.”

By Neil Horning in Pokhara (West Nepal)

There is a psychological effect WWII veterans often describe to their therapists. When they were at war everything felt real. Their following life is a mere shadow of that time. Events in their normal lives blend together, but they remember every thing from the war as if it had happened the day before. This effect is also caused by Nepal. I have no idea what I did for the past year. You can test me, I really don’t remember. But I can describe everything that happened to me for the two months I was in this country last year as if the intervening year hadn’t happened. It is still really quite incredible what this country does to someone. It is hard to describe. When you get back home people ask “how was Nepal?” The answer is invariably “It was amazing, it changed my life.” The tricky part is when they follow up with “How?” Well, that’s a hard question to answer, even to oneself. In order to get an answer I’ve been going over my notes from last year. Continue reading Comparing Notes: Nepal One Year Later