Maoists and Nepal-India Relations

Will they do it? A day after burning copies of some Nepal-India treaties they term unequal including the Sugauli Treaty, the 1950 Peace and Friendship Treaty and the Mahakali treaty in Kathmandu and other parts of the country the Maoists today said that they will take up the issue of border encroachment during their leadersContinue reading “Maoists and Nepal-India Relations”

Nepal: Peace and Justice (ICG Report)

UWB Note: The following is the International Crisis Group’s latest report on Nepali situation. ICG is one of the many (I)NGOs that flourish in crisis. Many of its recommendations are mechanical making readers think that those who prepared the report have deliberately overlooked the ground reality that is so complex and demands deep understanding amongContinue reading “Nepal: Peace and Justice (ICG Report)”

Third Phase of Maoist Agitation Ends With a Threat to India

By Kamal Raj Sigdel Maoists Want Talks with India: The United Communist Party of Nepal- Maoist (UCPN-M) wrapped up its third phase of protests and declared a fourth one today (Tuesday) concluding that there was no point in holding talks with local parties since they were all controlled by New Delhi. It was more meaningfulContinue reading “Third Phase of Maoist Agitation Ends With a Threat to India”

Protests: Nepali vs Indian

They have bandas in India too, but they don’t trash the city to make their point: What’s wrong with us? Don’t we have anything constructive to do than hit the streets and shout slogans all the time? We now have the democracy and freedom that we so passionately fought for. We voted so enthusiastically andContinue reading “Protests: Nepali vs Indian”

Second Phase of Maoist Agitation Ends With a Threat

…and President denies Maoist allegation The two-day Singhadurbar gherao of the Maoist ended today peacefully with their chairman Prachanda issuing a threat against the government that his party would start intensified third phase of the movement in a week (20 Nov) if their demands were not met. Wrapping up their picket from Singhadurbar, the officialContinue reading “Second Phase of Maoist Agitation Ends With a Threat”

Madhav Kumar Nepal Set to Become Prime Minister of Nepal

Madhav Kumar Nepal, veteran communist leader of the Himalayan republic who have been tipped to be the prime minister of Nepal several times in the past and lost from both constituencies in the April 2008 CA elections, is finally set to become the third Communist prime minister of Nepal. The leader of the moderate CommunistContinue reading “Madhav Kumar Nepal Set to Become Prime Minister of Nepal”