Nepal Today

Friday, March 27, 2009

Curfew on Butwal

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 27 March: Coalition partner of Maoists—CPN-UML—decided Friday to launch nationwide protests against the party leading the government.
The central committee meeting of CPN-UML was also suspended l following the murder of overnight of its activist by Maoists.
Maoists rejected a CPN-UML claim of murder by the Unified CPN (Maoist).
A curfew was slapped on Butwal and highways to control protests following the murder by shooting.
Prof Surya Subedi appointed

Kathmandu, 27 March: Prof. Surya Subedi has been appointed UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in Cambodia.
The UN Human Rights Council made the appointment unanimously.


“Everyone posses the right to object to and protest against anything they [supreme court] disapprove of.”

(Dr Baburam Bhattarai on supreme court decision asking government not to implement controversial decision not to extend tenure of eight brigadiers, (The Kathmandu Post, 27 March)

“You are a jallad [hangman]”

(Irate Jhalanath Khanal telling PM Prachanda over telephone after Maoist attack on UML student activists during free student union elections, Janaastha, 27 March)

“Nepal is not a yam trapped two boulders as claimed by past rulers. It is an independent country, we are Nepalese of a sovereign and independent country and we want to maintain our relationship with our neighbours on the basis of these facts.”

(Communications Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara, The Rising Nepal, 27 March)

“Have I committed excesses like Paras?”

(PM Prachanda’s son Prakash, Nepalpatra, 27 March)

“New Paras surfaces in Dhilikhel”

(Headline in Sambodhan with the PM’s son picture sleeping on a chair in drunken stupor, 27 March)


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