Comrades Close Down Kathmandu

maoist kathmandu valley band

A scene from todya’s Kathmandu Valley Band by Maoists. In Gongabu Both pics by Suresh Nath Neupane

As if the city was their small shop and they were the shopkeepers, Maoists comrades have pulled down the shutter of Kathmandu. Vehicles that were on road until an hour ago (10 AM) have now suddenly disappeared. All of a sudden, Maoist cadres have taken over the “control” of the road even as Nepal police are showing their presence. People are now forced to walk on the streets. Thousands are stranded in the bus stations. Maoists said that they called the instant banda (closure) of the Kathmandu Valley to protest Nepal government’s decision to nominate 14 ambassadors for different countries including the US, India, China and Russia. It seems that the list has only the names associated with ruling parties Nepali Congress, CPN UML and Nepali Congress (Democratic). A few are from civil service. Maoists are set to join the interim government to be formed within weeks if everything goes as planned and it is obvious that they are angry with this childish decision of the current SPA government. Maoists must be accepted as crucial element of the governing structure in Nepal. There is no way Nepal can move ahead sidelining Maoists. The government has nominated staunch royalist like Sailaja Acharya and kept Maoists in dark about the nominations. And general public has to suffer because of the government’s foolishness. Yes, Maoists could have become more responsible and voiced their protest in other ways. Why can’t they hold bhok hadtal (fasting) or sit in protest? Bandas are bad. They hurt people. But we see the government more responsible in creating this situation here. Why on earth Maosits were sidelined in those crucial nominations? The government must backtrack from these nominations and move forward taking Maoists into confidence.

maoist kathmandu valley band

In Gongabu.

The ambassadorial nominees are:

1. USA–Dr Suresh Chalise (PM’s foreign affairs advisor)
2. UK–Bhagirath Basnet (Acting Foreign Secretary)
3. India–Shailaja Acharya (NC Leader)
4. Belgium–Pramesh Hamal (CPN-UML leader)
5. Russia–Surya Kiran Gurung (Parliament General Secretary)
6. Japan–Dr Ganesh Yonjan (Conservationist)
7. Thailand–Navin Prajkash Jung Shah (Former VC of TU)
8. China–Tanka Karki (CPN-UML leader)
9. Pakistan–Bal Bahadur Kunwar (Former MP, NC-D leader)
10. Bangladesh–Pradip Khatiwada (MOFA Joint-Secy)
11. Saudi Arabia–Hamid Ansari (Associated with TU)
12. Qatar—Dr Surya Kant Mishra (University Teacher)
13. Myanmar–Guna Laxmi Sharma (BK) (Health Ministry official close to CPN-UML)
14. UN Mission in Geneva–Dinesh Bhattarai (MOFA Joint-Secy)

Related Blogs:

1. Nepali Ambassador: What is the Attraction?
2. Maoists’ Nepal Banda: Day 1 of 7 (Feb 6, 2006)

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106 thoughts on “Comrades Close Down Kathmandu

  1. BHAG…Sometimes, the real IDIOT tells the truth unknowingly, and so you are! The King and his hench men were involved in tyre burning and igniting the people. THIS IS YOUR WORD THAT I COPIED. So, the unruly junk hooligans who put red scarf on their forehead and dancing with the heat of the burnt tyre on the gate of the Airport and infact everywhere, beating even a cyclist mercilessly are King’s man! Be clear, they and you all are brainwashed junk by the power hungry beast PRACHANDE! Afterall there is not much difference between your terroist group and king! Both of you are leach!

    I wonder, why all the beast of burden ( PRACHANDE, Bhattai, Mahare, Badale…and so on) are so good in shape during this so called war? Why even one of them did not have any scar on their body? The answer is simple they all are opportunistic, hiding in the den and forcing poor rural folks to fight for them! Who got killed during the war? It’s those brainwashed fellow like you Mr bhag! They are using like you idiots to fulfill thier dreams! So open your eyes Mr BHAG!

    The maoists shit went jungle to get bigger share for power. They showed that they can kill, they can destroy, they can shock. What they have done else you idiot Mr Bhag? Why you speak on behalf of those hells? Might be you can get some share when they are in power. As Giriza told that there is one ambassdor position left vacant at FRANCE for your group. So best of luck!

  2. kill prachanda pakhe, kill baburam baboon, kill mahara madman ,kill pasang the pig , kill hisila the bitch. Kill them like sabimbi of angola and there will be peace. their army and their arms can be no matched for the royal nepal army.
    MAOIST ARE ONLY PROPAGANDA. The government cannot be ruled by these hooligans who were terrorist about 10 months back and are making the decision for me. NOT IN MY NAME !not in my country ‘s name.

    Nepal is not their god damn father’s Property .
    Prachanda must be questioned for the 13 k nepalese who lost their lives. He must be brought to Docks. His big talks are not going to wipe out the agonies of yesterday’s sorrow of Nepal.

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