Privileged Maoist Kids and the Unfortunate Lot Who Were Forced Out of Schools by Maoists

A Facebook page named “CPN UML Youth Campaign” posted a combo photo (above) recently with touchy captions: “Pen and books for your own daughter. Gun for daughter of ethnic people.” [See details about the first photo below.] The context: Election season has started (voting is slated for 19the November). Remember the ‘famous’ Madhav Nepal photo (right)– in whichContinue reading “Privileged Maoist Kids and the Unfortunate Lot Who Were Forced Out of Schools by Maoists”

Deconstructing Baburam Bhattarai: Conflicts and Contradictions

On Friday (9 August), Kathmandu Post published a piece by Suman Khadka (a PhD candidate at Monash University, Australia) that critically analyzed Baburam Bhattarai’s contradictory personality with focus on his bourgeois education that the Maoist leader stopped many Nepali youths from pursuing. (His party forced many students in rural Nepal out of schools to join the Maoist ‘militia’ reasoning that theyContinue reading “Deconstructing Baburam Bhattarai: Conflicts and Contradictions”

The 20 Billion Rupees Scam in the Name of Peace Process in Nepal

The ‘misleading’ and wrong decision taken by the Special Committee comprising representatives of six political parties has clearly indicated that financial accountability is a far fetched dram for Nepali people.   By Siromani Dhungana UWB On 12 April, some members of the Special Committee for Supervision, Integration and Rehabilitation of former Maoist combatants which was formedContinue reading “The 20 Billion Rupees Scam in the Name of Peace Process in Nepal”

Five Reasons Why Nepal is No More a Democracy

Existing political events strongly suggest that Nepal is on its way to being ruled by an autocratic political system. Leader of this new system, Mustang-rider Dr. Baburam Bhattarai (or Dr-sab as some people call him) has accelerated speed of his vehicle to lead the country into an autocratic system where the Maoist party will have its say onContinue reading “Five Reasons Why Nepal is No More a Democracy”

Press Council Nepal: From a Watchdog to the Maoist Lapdog

By Siromani Dhungana UWB The present Press Council Act in Nepal need to be revisited, restructured and reformed to ensure the independence of the council and to establish it as a true ‘watchdog mechanism’. After the appointment of new chairman at Press Council Nepal (PCN), the need of reforming the existing legal provision has furtherContinue reading “Press Council Nepal: From a Watchdog to the Maoist Lapdog”

Nepal Army to Execute Maoist Guerrilla Integration Plan

Feels Tuesday’s historic pact addresses its concerns By Phanindra Dahal The Nepal Army (NA) has expressed its readiness to fully support the landmark deal signed by parties on Tuesday night on concluding the peace process, stating that its concerns have been addressed in the agreement that will see former Maoist combatants integrated into its ranks.Continue reading “Nepal Army to Execute Maoist Guerrilla Integration Plan”

So the Magical Number for Nepal’s Peace Process is 6,500 (?)

Leaders agree on number of Maoist guerillas to be integrated KATHMANDU, NOV 01 – The peace process that was started five years ago in 2006 is likely to witness its logical conclusion. The meeting of the top brass leaders of the major political parties—Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, UCPN (Maoist) and the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha—on TuesdayContinue reading “So the Magical Number for Nepal’s Peace Process is 6,500 (?)”