Pressure Politics: No Good For Peace Process

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal It’s becoming clear that Maoists are focusing themselves in the politics of pressure and their recent activities are alarmingly contradictory. On the one hand, they never stop talking peace and saying feudal and monarchical forces are active in derailing the peace process and on the other hand they stateContinue reading “Pressure Politics: No Good For Peace Process”

Nepal Peace Process Update: Envoys, Maoists, And Interim Constitution

Meanwhile, we are eagerly waiting for the arrival of UN team for arms management Ambassadors James F. Moriarty and Shiv Shankar Mukharjee of the United States and India respectively meet CPN UML General Secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal, reports Kantipur TV. Why? Both envoys want to warn the second largest party in the governing alliance notContinue reading “Nepal Peace Process Update: Envoys, Maoists, And Interim Constitution”

Nepal Peace Process Update: Maoist Atrocities Hit New High

After they killed her husband Shusil Gyawali, a displaced citizen, Maoists attacked Mithu by Khukuri (Nepali knife). She was taken to Bheri Zonal Hospital in Nepaljung. Pic by Janak Nepal via Kantipur With the killing of Sushil Gyawali, a Nepali Congress activist, at his home in Bardia, and other atrocities committed by armed Maoist cadresContinue reading “Nepal Peace Process Update: Maoist Atrocities Hit New High”

Peace Process Politics: Questions

Cease fire extended but why aren’t Maoists allowing internally displaced people to go back to villages?…. Last Friday’s talks were cancelled because the SPA leaders realized that they hadn’t done enough homework…Excuse me…Peace talks is not your old school class room. By Dinesh Wagle Wagle’s Web Log There are so many questions arising in myContinue reading “Peace Process Politics: Questions”

Maoists Quibble Over Returning Seized Property

Here are points to be noted, Mr Prachanda. We know you are readying yourself for the next round of high level peace talks (Friday, July 21). Before that will you please read this news published in today’s Kathmandu Post? Artwork by Dewen via TKP By Yuvraj Acharya A son can bear with equanimity the lossContinue reading “Maoists Quibble Over Returning Seized Property”

Nepal Peace Process: All Eyes On Friday High Level Meeting

Nepal is anxiously waiting for the next round of High level talks between the government and the rebels that is scheduled for coming Friday By Dinesh Wagle Wagle’s Web Log “Dari katera aayeko dekhda pharkelan jasto lagdaina” [Seeing them coming clean shaven, I feel that they will not return back to Jungle.] While I wasContinue reading “Nepal Peace Process: All Eyes On Friday High Level Meeting”

Prachanda In Baluwataar, Parleys Peace With Prime Minister

Finally, Prachanda, the Maoist supreme leader, is in Kathmandu is holding talks with Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala in the latter’s official residence in Baluwataar. A large group of journalists is curiously waiting outisde the residence. Dr Baburam Bhattarai, second to Prachanda in the party hirerarchy, is also present in the meeting. Since both sidesContinue reading “Prachanda In Baluwataar, Parleys Peace With Prime Minister”