Did UN official accused of bias by Israel protect Maoist violence in Nepal ? (Book Excerpt)

– by NepalForeignAffairs.com team Ian Martin was the head of Amnesty International before serving as UN special envoy to East Timor and Nepal. He acted as the inaugural head of UN Mission In Nepal (UNMIN) from 2006 to 2009. UNMIN was established to assist Nepal’s peace process following the peace agreement between Nepal government andContinue reading “Did UN official accused of bias by Israel protect Maoist violence in Nepal ? (Book Excerpt)”

Maoists at the Gates of Singhadurbar

Many people in Kathmandu who were affected by the traffic jam caused by the Maoists today expressed their anger in personal conversation and twitter even as ex-rebels sang, danced and recited poems while picketing at the front gate of the central administrative complex of Nepal. Thousands of Maoist cadres reached in front of Singha DurbarContinue reading “Maoists at the Gates of Singhadurbar”

Maobadi, Hamro Vote Firta Le (Return Back Our Votes)

That’s one of the many slogans that angry people are chanting on the streets of Kathmandu today. I can hear them as I am typing these lines. They are protesting the abduction, torture and killing of Ram Hari Shrestha, a local resident of Koteshwor. Some other slogans are: >Hang Prachanda to death >Down with killerContinue reading “Maobadi, Hamro Vote Firta Le (Return Back Our Votes)”

Feud and Power Struggle Within the Maoist Party

Who should become the Prime Minister of a Maoist led government? The answer which depends on whom you ask in the Maoist party, it appears, has kicked off another round of power struggle within the former rebel organization. Oh… the power! It changes people, makes people and breaks people. Most people that is, and MaoistsContinue reading “Feud and Power Struggle Within the Maoist Party”

Young Criminal League? Here is Why.

Expressing serious concern over what it said were criminal activities of YCL (that is, Young Communist League of the Maoist party), the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to independently and impartially probe crimes committed by the Maoist youth wing and punish them on charges of criminal offence. “NHRC has received complaintsContinue reading “Young Criminal League? Here is Why.”

A Small Revolt Within The Biggest Party of Nepal

Maoists burn down Chairman Pranchanda’s effigy in Rautahat: CPN-Maoist activists of Rautahat district today burnt down the effigy of party Chairman Prachanda and demanded for his resignation in protests of the inclusion of no nominees from the district by the party leadership in the closed list for proportional representation system. This is the first incidentContinue reading “A Small Revolt Within The Biggest Party of Nepal”

Maoists and Main Stream Politics of Nepal (Two Years After)

Two years ago Neil wrote: Instead of joining the mainstream the Maoists intend to define the mainstream. Now he writes: The Maoists have not joined the mainstream. Now they are the mainstream. By Neil Horning Nearly two years ago I wrote an opinion piece for UWB where I warned, “While it is imperative that bothContinue reading “Maoists and Main Stream Politics of Nepal (Two Years After)”