Human Rights and Peace Society of Nepal organized a program in Jorpati, Kathmandu as part of the organization’s nationwide campaign for democratic republic. In 2006’s April Revolution that began today (or tomorrow by Nepali date), Jorpati had seen some of the intense demonstrations against the despotic royalist regime.
Jhyamma..Jhyamma Ganatantra: In the democratic republic tune of folk/deuda singer Nanda Krishan Joshi, people like the man above clapped with enthusiasm. Pic by Wagle
Human Rights and Peace Society of Nepal organized a program in Jorpati, Kathmandu as part of the organization’s nationwide campaign for democratic republic. In 2006’s April Revolution that began today (or tomorrow by Nepali date), Jorpati had seen some of the intense demonstrations against the despotic royalist regime. The program was attended by around a thousand people and pro-republic and anti-monarchy singers and poets performed. A few lectures, primarily by prominent human rights activist Krishna Pahadi, were delivered. Speakers cautioned both the Maoist and Seven Party Alliance to be careful in the days ahead and not indulge in corruption. They also stressed on the fact that the government must focus itself in holding the election of constituent assembly and head country towards democratic republic.
Far western folk singer Nanda Krishan Joshi, in his trademark Jhyamma Jhyamma tune, threw quite a few sharp arrows against Gyanendra, the monarch waiting to be ousted by the people. Participants cheered up with musical clapping. Pro-democratic republic poet Arjun Parajuli came up with his evergreen poems that, if they were bullets, would surely kill the intended person: the “idol thief” and his notorious crown prince son Paras the killer of singer Praveen Gurung. Journalist Purushottam Dahal, Chairman of the Society, said that the campaign for democratic republic wouldn’t stop just because some people claiming to be the supporters of monarchy in Nepal put bombs in the Society’s founding president Krishna Pahadi. “Human Rights is always related to politics,” he said. “That is why we are talking about what kind of political system we should have in Nepal. We don’t want a republic like in North Korea or in Iran. We want democratic republic.”
A video clip from the same program:
Another Jhyamma Jhyamma blog from our archive: They Want Republic Nepal…Jhyamma Jhyamma (April 28, 2006)