Maoist Students Surround Nepal Army Headquarter: Wrong Move

Maoists students ghearo army headquarters

Students from around Kathmandu were forcefully taken to surround the army headquarters by the Maoists student organization. A wrong way of protest in wrong times at wrong venue. All pics by Shailendra Kharel

Looking at the photo above reminds me of that day when thousands of school students were forcefully lined up on the road leading up to the royal palace from Kathmandu international airport to welcome king Gyanendra returning back from his infamous African safari. Two days ago, students from Kathmandu were forcefully collected in similar manner by the Maoist affiliated student organization to surround the Nepali Army headquarters. Reason for the latest action is that the student organization wants to pressurize the army to disclose the whereabouts of the disappeared Nepali people. Yes, that should be disclosed, no question but the way the protest program was organized was inappropriate and the timing was bad move and the venue was not suitable at all. “What if victims of Maoists atrocities go and surround [places like Kamidanda in Kavre] where Maoist soldiers are kept,” asks an editorial in today’s Kantipur that condemns the protest. Continue reading Maoist Students Surround Nepal Army Headquarter: Wrong Move