Two photos, one very positive message: Gun, gun burning bright, in the peace of the day: Weapons belonging to the now dissolved retaliation group that was formed to fight Maoists in southern Nawalparasi were burnt and destroyed on Friday in public. The group, on the initiation of National Human Rights Commission, announced its dissolution FridayContinue reading “It's Time To Burn Weapons in Nepal”
Images of celebrations and other activities from different parts of Nepal. UWB Photo Blog Six-year-old Suraksha Lamichhane of Nijgadh, Bara smiles Wednesday (Nov 22) in her house. Her father and mother were killed during a security operation against Maoists at Bhimal of Makawanpur four years ago. Pic by Updendra Lamichhane
>>Gyanendra on Agreement: Kantipur FM is reporting at the end of it’s 18:30 hours bulletin that Gyanendra Shah, the king who dismissed democracy, imposed autocracy in Feb 1, 2005 and intensified war against Maoists after the takeover, has welcomed yesterday’s historic comprehensive peace agreement between the government of Nepal and CPN Maoist. As per theContinue reading “Nepal Celebrates End of Maoist Insurgency”
Images of Maoist child soldiers and recruitment from around Nepal UWB Photo Blog Sixteen-year-old Sameer Rai was recruited on Thursday (Nov 16) by the Maoist Peoples’ Liberation Army. A resident of Dharan (Ward No 16), Sameer says that he left school to “serve the country” by joining the PLA. Pics by Raju Ghising
Uncle Sam on Nepal political development: If the Maoists separate from their arms, renounce violence and establish their credentials as a peaceful entity, the United States can remove them from our terrorist list and treat them like any other political party. Happy news about American Ambassador James F. Moriarty’s recent activism in Nepali politics isContinue reading “Happy To Be In Nepal, Will Treat Maoist Like A Party If…”
CPN Maoist must halt its anti-peace process activities immediately and apologize to the general public for creating havoc which casts doubt over their seriousness in ongoing peace efforts Where is their Son/Husband, Maoists? Residents of Khaduwar village in Banke district are in sad mood after Maoist started taking away teenagers and children to recruit inContinue reading “Maoist Madness: Crazy Comrades Stop This Nonsense!”
UWB Photo Blog: The tripartite team (consisting representatives of the Nepal government, the UN and the CPN Maoist) inspects a Maoist proposed rebel cantonment site in Surkhet. Here are images from the scene by Moti Poudel: Maoist soldiers welcomed the inspection team that arrived in a chopper.