Talking About Revolution #Nepal

On the Maoist, French restaurateur of Kathmandu and Nepali leaders in Delhi By Dinesh Wagle News reports from Meghalaya are disheartening. Nepali migrant workers and Nepali-speaking Indians are being chased away from their homes and workplaces (coal mines) by the Khasis who are in a majority in the North-Eastern Indian state. Some Nepalis have beenContinue reading “Talking About Revolution #Nepal”

Politics of Religion and Conversion

By Dinesh Wagle A conference of Nepali and Indian ultra-Hindu rightists in Mumbai last week has decided to launch “a coordinated campaign to re-establish Nepal as a Hindu state”. Kamal Thapa, who sees his future in religion-based politics, participated. Thapa said the conference expressed concern over sinister plans being carried out in Nepal to wipeContinue reading “Politics of Religion and Conversion”

Why the Maoist Strike Failed

Tilak Shrestha: We want to live peacefully By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal When Maoists provided musical and celebratory feel to their protest gatherings, the former rebels were not innovating a protest tactic. Their innovation, so to speak, was to push thousands of villagers to Kathmandu valley with the party bearing the cost of travelContinue reading “Why the Maoist Strike Failed”

Maoist Strike Day 2: Peaceful Till Now

Texts by Deepak Adhikari Photos by Dinesh Wagle On a balmy morning Monday, the Maoist protesters clogged the main intersection at Koteshwar, Kathmandu, singing and dancing in the ‘revolutionary songs’. Helmeted battalions of policemen in riot gear were mere bystanders. Kirant Rajya Samiti of Maoists was responsible for overseeing the protests in Koteshwar area, oneContinue reading “Maoist Strike Day 2: Peaceful Till Now”

Maoist Shutdown in Nepal: Day I

Video Report By Keshav P. Koirala The normal life in the Kathmandu Valley [and across Nepal] has been hit hard on the first day of the indefinite general shutdown imposed by the Unified CPN (Maoist) on Sunday demanding resignation of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal. Hundreds of Maoist cadres and supporters have gathered at theContinue reading “Maoist Shutdown in Nepal: Day I”

Prime Minister Nepal Addresses the Nation

९. सरकार परिवर्तनलाई नै मुख्य विषय बनाउने हो भने पनि यसका लागि हामीले नै स्थापित गरेको राजनीतिक र संवैधानिक प्रक्रिया अपनाउनै पर्दछ। Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal urged the UCPN (Maoist) to withdraw the strike and come to the table to find an agreement. Addressing the nation on Saturday evening (today) just after a fewContinue reading “Prime Minister Nepal Addresses the Nation”

Ruling Parties Want Govt to be Strong [Against Maoists]

Leaders of 22 political parties of the ruling alliance (some are in the govt while others have supported it from outside) met today at the official residence of the Prime Minister to discuss the planned general strike of the Maoist from tomorrow. According to the Chief advisor of the PM, the meeting passed a four-pointContinue reading “Ruling Parties Want Govt to be Strong [Against Maoists]”