Nepal: A Day After Agreement & Maoist Army Activities

Images of celebrations and other activities from different parts of Nepal. UWB Photo Blog

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Six-year-old Suraksha Lamichhane of Nijgadh, Bara smiles Wednesday (Nov 22) in her house. Her father and mother were killed during a security operation against Maoists at Bhimal of Makawanpur four years ago. Pic by Updendra Lamichhane

nepal a day after the peace agreement

“We wish that no one would be orphaned in future,” said Lila Lamichhane who has been bringing up his niece Surakhsa. He also opined that the government and the Maoists should immediately begin programs to address the plight of victimized people. Pic by Updendra Lamichhane

nepal a day after the peace agreement

Chandramaya Kharel of Dumarwana-8, Bara district. “I lost the only support of my old age to the violence,” said Chandramaya whose only son, Kumar—a policeman—was killed by Maoists three years ago. “I wish that no mother should lose her son from now on.” Pic by Updendra Lamichhane

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In Chandranigahapur, Rhautahat Pic by Shiva Puri

nepal a day after the peace agreement

Peageon the symbol of peace is free flying in Biratnagar. Pic by Bhim Ghimire

nepal a day after the peace agreement

In Damak, Jhapa. Pic by Sharaswoti Karki

nepal a day after the peace agreement

Nepaljung. Pic by Janak Nepal

nepal a day after the peace agreement

In Charikot, Dolakha a rally was taken out to welcome the agreement. Pic by Rajendra Manandhar

nepal a day after the peace agreement

In Ghorahi, Dang Maoist, UML, NC, NCD took out a rally welcoming the agreement. Pic by Sudarshan Rijal

nepal a day after the peace agreement

In Hetauda. A victory rally was taken out in which Maoists participated. Youths in the rally took out their time to destroy a statue of king Mahendra in the chowk. Pic by Pratap Bista

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They broke the crown and threw that on the street and put a flag with hammer and sickle after covering the statue with black cloth. Pic by Pratap Bista

nepal a day after the peace agreement

Good News: Youths in Bara read Kantipur that has the banner headline on the front page: Armed Conflict Ends. Pic by Upendra Lamichhane

nepal a day after the peace agreement

Guerillas in Traffic Jam: Maoist Peoples’ Liberation Army heading for a proposed cantonment site in Chitwan from Kamidanda of Kavre. The Kamidanda camp was disapproved by the tripartite arms management team. Pic by Rishiram Poudel

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Maoist had reserved about 18 buses to ferry their guerillas of Bethan Memorial Brigade. Guerillas from Sindhupalchowk, Kavre, Dolakha and Ramechhap comprise the brigade. Pic by Rishiram Poudel

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Two parents looking for their sons come to Devinagar cantonment in Palpa. They were disappointed to learn that the Fourth Divison Headquarter has moved toward Nawalparasi’s Arun Khola. They said that more than 50 youths had left their village in Gulmi to join the Maoist army. Pic by Madhav Aryal

nepal a day after the peace agreement

Maoist guerillas kept coming into cantonment site near Musariya, Kailali. The seventh division headquarter will be stationed here. Pic by Chitrang Thapa

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A CDMA phone set has reached in the cantonment site. A Maoist commader talks over the phone. Pic by Chitrang Thapa

nepal a day after the peace agreement

Maoist guerillas dance Deuda to celebrate their arrival in the cantonment site near Musariya. By Wednesday (Nov 22), 2 thousand 5 hundred guerillas have reached in the cantonment site from different areas of Far West. Pic by Chitrang Thapa

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Around 1,700 “Peoples’ Liberation Army” (PLA) cadres, who reached Arunkhola of Nawalparasi on Tuesday (Nov 21) after their cantonment was shifted from Palpa, have resorted to staying at locals’ houses as “basic arrangements” at the cantonment are not yet ready. PLA cadres who were initially supposed to be shifted to Ramnagar of Nawalparasi from Palpa, were brought to Arunkhola in a hurry after United Nations (UN) officials disagreed over “basic infrastructure” at Ramnagar, a Maoist source said. “There was delay in setting up the Arunkhola cantonment because of Tuesday’s peace agreement signing. Moreover, Nepal government did not take any initiative to set up the camp on Wednesday as well,” “commissar” of the PLA’s “fourth brigade”, Lokendra Bista said, adding, “We have no other option but to take shelter at the houses of locals till our cantonment is ready.” Pic by Narayan Sharma

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19 thoughts on “Nepal: A Day After Agreement & Maoist Army Activities”

  1. Peace Agreement between Maoist and government was a great news itself for Nepali. But I’m skeptical about its sincere implementation specially from the goverment side as it has started giving clean cheat to the notorious corrupts Govinda Joshi, Khum Bdr who are the key players in polluting the multiparty democracy in the shadow of Girija. In coming days there is no wonder if Chiranjibi, Gachhedhar, Ranbindanath many other get clean cheat from the government.

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  2. This is a transition period and every body except the monarch will get a clean chit. Transition from feudalism to capitalism can maintain no monarch. This period had to come sooner or later. The monarch just accelerated the process. You may call it his inexperience or arrogance or whatever you like.

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  3. Great pics UWB! I especially like the picture of the smiling infant. She’s lost her parents but she still has it in her to smile so well. It’s time to forgive but not forget. Calling for Prachanda’s head or Gyanendra’s head for what has happened in the past is not realistic, though ideally all those who committed crimes against humanity should be punished. We’ve got to be practical. However from now on no abuses from either side should be tolerated.

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  4. I don’t see any jubiliant crowd, an indication that Nepalis have suffered too long unreasonably for something which could have attained by peaceful means.

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  5. i am so sorry for that little girl

    i guess the government should do something for all civil war displaced and suffered people

    and kids should be given education free of cost atleast till bachelor with free books and living expense.

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  6. mr coke

    u better dont push your ass into our internal business

    we always said nepal mata

    not like you sometime sayin british mata or something like that

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  7. HELP !.

    I am a 73 year old pensioner from Liverpool, UK. I belong to no organiosation be it political, religious or ex Military. I travel the world seeking out the lost.forgotten and remote war graves. Many is the time I have stood at the burial.cremation site of men from Nepal.
    In November 2007 I intend to travel ALONE to seek out the home village of a wee 16 year old lad whose name I saw on The Basra Cremation Memorial in Iraq (2003).
    All that is left of his memory is a single line on a granite monument. I hope to play a tribute lament on my pipes near his home in GARIGAON. The young man was RIT BAHARDUR RAI and he died in 1942. His parents were Nar Barhardur and Dirgalachi.

    CAN YOU HELP ME LOCATE THIS GURKHAS HOME VILLAGE ?????

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  8. In November 2003, I played my pipes at Basra Cremation Memorial. There was the name of RIT BAHARDUR RAI, from Garigaon, Nepal. He died as a wee 16 years od Gurkha in IRAQ. Just another victim of war. WHO CARES ?
    In November 2007, I hope to bring my pipes from Liverpool, England to find the village of GARIGAON there to play a lament for a young man who died so far from home. No politicsa, no religion, no speeched – just a 73 year old common Englishman paying tribute to wee forgotten Gurkha.

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  9. Very well said Mr Bill Jenkins (01:16:28). No one cares about the victims in Nepal. We ourselves have a civil war with the criminal politicians in charge. Just no one cares. They are too engrossed with Democracy and Power struggles and Propagandas. A life is a life is a life!

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  10. Hello mr Bill Jenkins…I will try to help you…I am not in Nepal now but I will do my best…please give me the details here…I saw your message dated 26.01.2007 just now and was very touched.

    You will find a lot of people (specially the owner of this blog) who have lost their sense of history and pride…they will post photos of the Great Heroes of our country being put down…But you will find there are a lot of Nepalis who take pride in their culture and History…Please take note that there is a lot of propaganda in this blog and I don’t want you to have this image of Nepal…

    Please let me know how can I help you.

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  11. ALL I NEED IS THE LOCATION OF GARIGAON near Dhankuta – I will do the rest. No taking sides, no politics – just an ordinary man wanting to pay rtibute to a young man who died as cannon fodder for uncaring politicians.

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  12. My journey to Nepal has taken yet another turn. This time it is to REMEMBER a man from ILAM. He died in Iraq in 1916 but his name has been ‘lost’ in the official files. I have the list of some 50,000 names and although ‘they’ say there is no record of BANBIR LAMA I know different. I have the names of his relatives and intend to travel to Ilam to play ‘GOING HOME’ on my pipes to a man who never did and is now forgotten – NOT BY ME.

    Bill Jenkins
    Liverpool

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  13. Hi,
    Me again. Mystery of BANBIR LAMA solved now. Records of BANBIR LAMMA from Ilam but my research has proved the records wrong. His name was actually RANBIR LAMA. That record is now entered into the official records.

    Bill Jenkins
    Liverpool

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