Comrades, listen to what her tears are saying: Sarita Adhikari (right) cries as she tries to convince her brother on Saturday (Nov 18) who was out of contact with the family for the last three days. He was brought to this temporary camp in Guthi Bhauwa in Parsa district. Maoists have intensified recruiting soldiers, many of them minors, in this camp. All five pics by Subodh Singh
UWB Photo Blog: After the widespread condemnation of their act of recruiting children in their army, Maoist leadership has unconvincingly denied that they don’t have any policy of recruiting under age children in their army. But the recruitment drive hasn’t stopped and this suggests the top level decision isn’t being effectively communicated to the lower level set up of the Maoist party. Parents are visiting Maoist camps to bring back their children from being recruited in the PLA. Here are a few images
Masali Miya (right) tries to convince her daughter, 12-year-old Binita Thoker to return to home. Binita was brought in Guthi Bhauwa, Parsa, on Thursday (16 Nov) without the knowledge of her parents. Maoists have set up a temporary camp in Guthi Bhauwa to recruit her in their Peoples’ Liberation Army. A disappointed mother returned back empty hand as her daughter refused to go back with her.
Krishna Maya Poudel (right) tries to convince her son Krishna Poudel to return back from Maoist army camp. Mother believes that her son came here under peer pressure. Krishna Poudel returned back to home with some of his friends though others have started taking training in the Maoist camp.
Parents return home with their kids who were brought to a Maoist camp for recruitment in PLA.
New recruits stand in a queue
Dailekh’s Maoist guerilla on Wednesday (Nov 15) head toward a temporary camp in Surkhet’s Dasharathpur. Dasharathpur camp will host guerillas from Dailekh and Kalikot as per the understanding between the tripartite team of Nepal government, the UN and the CPN Maoist. Both pics by Harihar Singh Rathour