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A Cigarette (Beedi) Smoking Woman of Far West Nepal

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First, she takes out a matchstick

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Terai Demos: Mobs Rule, Indian Infiltrator Gets Bullet

UWB Photo Blog Images of demonstrations in various parts of south-eastern Nepal

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Madhesis of the hill origin took out a peace rally in Lahan, Siraha on Saturday (3 Feb) stressing on harmony among residents in the region and expressing their solidarity with the deamands of Madhes. Pic by Bharat Jarghamagar Continue reading Terai Demos: Mobs Rule, Indian Infiltrator Gets Bullet

Removing Royal Message From Nepali Streets

UWB photo blog.

Removing Royal Message from Nepali Streets
Beholding the Board: A lady reads the message by late king Birendra that using the royal plural we (hami) reads: will not let people’s sentiment be ignored. Pic by Ghanashyam Khadka

A Year ago, Department of Information ordered to install one hundred 49 hoarding boards on the banks of main streets of Kathmandu. According to the Department sources, 1.5 million rupees were spent on making such boards that propagate mostly king Gyanendra’s hollow claims of democracy. Continue reading Removing Royal Message From Nepali Streets

When Parliament Failed To Declare Itself Supreme

An example of what can happen if anyone goes against the wishes of Nepali people. The same might happen if royalists try to raise their heads against today’s historic parliament declaration: A photo blog of destruction on Monday in Kathmandu.

By Bikash Karki

Before the parliamentary declaration

In fact, today’s historic Parliamentary declaration was originally scheduled for Monday. But due to internal conflict between the Seven Party Alliance (which runs the government formed after the last months People’s Movement), it was delayed until today. People were angry. Some of them, now suspected to be associated with royalist elements, went to the street and burnt vehicles. But that created pressure and the parliament finally declared supremacy. Continue reading When Parliament Failed To Declare Itself Supreme

The Days of Maoist Comrades Have Come III

Monitoring Maoist Activities in Nepal

After the new government removed the red corner notice and terrorist tag from its leaders, the Maoist party has come over the ground. It has been mobilizing masses around the country in support of the issues including the election of constituent assembly. Many people are hoping that Maoists will abandon the violence and will come to the peaceful politics this time around. But there are problems as well. Some incidents of abduction and extortion by the Maoist cadres have been reported in the media and we can see armed Maoists openly roaming around the villages even after the party has declared three-month-long ceasefire. As the party goes on organizing mass meetings filled with long traditional communist speeches and colorful and revolutionary songs and dances, UWB keeps an eye on them. Here is a photoblog.

Arms Show: Maoist guerrillas from Pili Liberation Army (PLA) take rest in an undisclosed location in Bardia. Pic by Kamal Panthi Continue reading The Days of Maoist Comrades Have Come III

From Boston to Karachi: Down With Autocracy

The protests against king’s autocratic rules and solidarity for the restoration of democracy defied boundaries. Be it Pakistanis in Karanchi or the Nepali students in Boston, the voice was one: Down With Autocracy

A rally at Karachi Press Club in April 26 to show solidarity with the people of Nepal in the support for the struggle to uproot monarchy and restore people’s rule





Nepali students demanding democracy in Boston, US

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(The demonstration in Boston organized by some students and professionals at MIT was probably the first of its kind in a US University)

Diaspora Demands Democracy

Nepalis living in the US have conveyed solidarity to ongoing movement back home

Nepalis living in the surrounding area of Washington DC organized protest in front of US Parliament building. Pics courtesy: Nepali Post

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Parties should not compromise: Journalists, lawyers and activists in Washington DC, April 21. Continue reading Diaspora Demands Democracy