Communal Tension:Nepalgunj incident

Nepalgunj has remained a sensitive place ever since it showed signs of Hindu Muslim clash in 2004 after 12 Nepalese were killed in Iraq. And the recurrence of another communal conflict when the nation is in transition can be signs of danger if not addressed on time. Here is more about the first curfew order issued by the government after the 19 day April Movement from Ekantipur

6-hour curfew clamped in Nepalgunj

By J Pandey

BANKE, Dec 26 – The District Administration Office of Banke on Tuesday imposed a curfew in the wake of a rising tide of communal tensions in Nepalgunj.

The local administration issued the curfew orders effective from 11 am to 5:30 pm today “to prevent disruption of communal harmony.”

Tensions were high in Nepalgunj following a scuffle that ensued on Monday between Madheshis (people from Terai region) and Pahades (people from Hilly region) during a Madhesh banda (general strike) called by Nepal Sadbhawana Party (Anandidevi) (NSP-A).

A scuffle ensued this morning between protestors and transport entrepreneurs against vandalism that went on during yesterday’s strike, following which the DAO imposed the curfew order.

The police fired at least six rounds of tear gas earlier today in addition to firing shots in the air to control the street violence.

Both sides however defied the curfew order as they continued their agitation on the streets.

Meanwhile, major political parties including Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, NC-D, Jana Morcha Nepal, NSP-A, CPN-Maoist have appealed the locals to show restraint and to prevent the situation from worsening.

Likewise, representatives of the civil society, journalists and various others professional organizations also urged the locals not to act against the spirit of communal harmony.

This is the first curfew order issued after the April pro-democracy movement.

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53 thoughts on “Communal Tension:Nepalgunj incident”

  1. Definifitons of Nepal on the Web (as of January 1st, 2008):

    Nepal: A Northern Himalayan State of India, a collective nown for broken peices of land

    Nepalitism: A doctrine that describes how to sell yourself, how easily to be brainwashed and how to brainwash others, how to lead brainwashed people, how to be involved in corruption, how to fight and negotiate for your own personal and political needs

    Nepalitics: As in Nepalitism, a specialised practice of Nepalitism

    Nepablame: A practice to hide ones weaknesses, guilts or offences by diverting the attention of others towards a particular target (or the person who tries to correct things)

    Prachandaism or (Bhattariism): A practice and a theory tried to derive from maosism to describe own political needs which develops skills in killing people and at the same time debate for the human rights; practice of forcefully leading people to kill others, forcefully teaching people of your principles, forcefully hiring minors as warriors, collecting donation-by-desire on a gunpoint

    Girijaism: A practice of skillfully being a millionaire (Be Rich Quick Practice) in a very short period of time, a practice of favouritism. Ex: I licked Sujata’s yummy thing and I was provided with a couple of houses in K’du for hard fought efforts.

    Makuneism: Very smart practice to blame others and when the same opportunities arises for yourlesf, just deny the responsibility so that you can’t make mistakes

    Gyaneist: State of mind when a person thinks he needs to take control when he doesn’t have anticipated support

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  2. We wil always loose from the violent people, there is no peace. Spiritual energies in the country must be cooperation and validation of ahimsa qualities, that used to be why foreigners came to Nepal.
    It will be abandoned country if this goes on.
    The Tibetans left China, the Nepalis will leave Nepal.
    LIke the Uruguaguans, half of the country left, Peru forgot %, jewish, still leaving every country life with a toothbrush.

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