03.30.06

While choppers attack at Thokarpa of Sindhupalchowk

Posted in conflict, Latest News on DP, Maoist, फोटो फिचर at 08:20 by www.PHALANO.com

A photo story by Bhojraj Bhat/Kantipur

They began to move about hours before the scheduled time. It was Thokarpa VDC in Sindhupalchowk, where the Maoists were scheduled to organize a mass rally on March 28, 06.

Bhojraj Bhat

Bhojraj Bhat

Bhojraj Bhat 

Barsha Man Pun, a.k.a. Ananta, who is a special commander-in-charge of the CPN-Maoist, arrived at 11.30 through a bus.  He was flanked by another central committee member, Agni Sapkota, a.k.a. Kanchan.

Bhojraj Bhat

Bhojraj Bhat

Bhojraj Bhat 

The dais was yet to be built. Brigrade Commissar Ganga Karki was entrusted with the job. Some were engaged in weaving the garlands of rhododendrons nearby while others were busy carrying the chairs and tables.

With the arrival of another bus at 12 o™clock, the number of the participants increased.
Half of the insurgents were busy in eating and drinking.

Bhojraj Bhat

Out of sudden there was a sound of a flying plane. Some said it was a regular flight while others guessed that it could be a Royal Nepalese Army spy plane. When the plane began to hover not far above their heads, the Brigade Commissar Vishwa and Commander Govinda Batala ordered to make necessary preparations to bear the attacks.

Bhojraj Bhat

Bhojraj Bhat   

Soon, a Chita helicopter began to hover around. Fearing attacks, people began to run helter-skelter. œKeep the journalist safe, a commander cried. They took one Nepali and another foreign journalist to the upward place of Bagh Bhairav Higher Secondary School.

Meanwhile, the gunship chopper began to rain bullets at the place where this scribe was standing along with journalist Dinesh Shrestha and a Japanese journalist. An insurgent met his death on the spot after he received bullets from the chopper.

Bhojraj Bhat   

The Maoists were overhearing the messages being communicated through walkie-talkies by the RNA personnel, through 10-band radios.

Four choppers continued bombarding the place for one and half hour and vanished in the horizon.

After the sounds of the choppers vanished away, the insurgents came out and went towards the hilltop. Everywhere, there was confusion. Someone informed that Ananta and Kanchan had already left for a safer place. One insurgent was slain near Thokarpa School and another was lying dead a few yards east. The Maoists cremated the dead bodies in a nearby brook.

People were heard weeping in a village near the school. Maila Khatri, a local, was breathing his last. He succumbed to the bullet injuries after a few minutes. Three goats were also killed at the place.

Bhojraj Bhat

Villagers cower behind a house as Royal Nepalese Army choppers bomb at school 10 meters away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

People again began to run helter-skelter. An army chopper, which was back after fueling, began aerial attacks.

Bhojraj Bhat 

The insurgents, who were heading for Wafal Bhanjyng, borderline between Kavre and Ramechhap districts, began hiding in the bushes. The insurgents also used a house in Lishung bazaar as a hideout, refusing the request of the hostess not to take refugee there.

Bhojraj Bhat        

After being assured that the choppers would not come back again, the insurgents put the injured inside a bus at 5 pm; but, out of sudden a helicopter turned up and began to rain indiscriminate firings. There was no human loss.

An army chopper landed at Thokarampa at 5.30 pm and the RNA personnel got out of it.  The two sides exchanged fires the whole night. The transportation was disrupted due to the clash.

Bhojraj Bhat

The aerial patrolling continued till Tuesday morning. The Maoists captured a bus that had come to Dolalghat from Deurali in Kavre, and used it to carry their cadres. 

The Maoists had organized the mass rallies in Wangthali on January 23 and in Jalbire on March 5 as exercises for such a war. Kanchan was the chief guest in those programs. 


108 comments »

  1. USA said,

    March 30, 2006 at 13:16

    This is an amazing story, I wish there was a video clip.

    Good job.

  2. Shocked said,

    March 30, 2006 at 13:47

    Government is thinking it is a Vietnam War and throwing bombs in village. It is not Vietnam War and even if they think it is, they have to loose the war. So stop bombing in village. Government has previously lost all the villages and now planning to loose the city. So if you want to fight with Rebels, never bomb the villages, which make all the villager rebels.

  3. sujan shrestha, london said,

    March 30, 2006 at 14:28

    The clashes between security personnel and Maoist rebels, are very common nowadays in our country.
    Whatever happens, whoever may dies, at the end of the day, we are all nepalese citzens fighting each other and killing each other.
    Who is winning and who is loosing here? It’s all us loosing everyday, little by little, day by day.
    Life is so difficult for everyone, now we are even loosing our right to live, as we just don’t know when and where what is going to happen and when it is going to end.

  4. Devendra Pandeya said,

    March 30, 2006 at 15:01

    What a terrible situation is in Nepal ?. Innocent people are dyeing from both side.

  5. Prashanna (oslo,Norway) said,

    March 30, 2006 at 15:02

    This is the reality that the maoist rebel who forcefully make attend general public in their program which resembles “SANDAY KO JUDAI BACHHA KO MICHAI”.Its really a shocked that the royal army make areial bombing with knowingly that it gets upon the general public………..all the way they all are talking that they are doing for the welfare of people but this the way that they…………………….REALLY SHAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!………..DOWN WITH THE WAR …………………… WE WANT JUSTICE………..WE WANT PEACE ……………………BLOCK UP THE TERROR……………….STOP THE WAR

  6. Sanjay/Karachi said,

    March 30, 2006 at 15:14

    It seems that the RNA used excessive force to dismiss a maoist gathering in a inhabited area. But what must be noted is that the Lancers didn’t bomb indiscriminately because the pilots were aware about the civilian populace down below, if they had there would have been a huge civilian loss. Even when the RNA got such a great chance to inflict a huge casualty on the rebels side, it didn’t get carried away because it was aware of the risk of civilian casualties. So instead of pointing out mistakes on the RNA’s part lets criticize the maoists who organised a mass meeting in a populated area!!! Lets face the fact that if it wasn’t a inhabited area, the LANCERS would have shown the moaists what it is made of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Ashish said,

    March 30, 2006 at 15:22

    What seems to baffle me is the inhumane deportment by both the RNA and the maoists. Taking shelter in civilian confines is not all a moral act and conducting an air raid in such an area too is not acceptable by any means. The pictures portray with what fear people are living. One of the picture , I reckon is an adolescent with heavy artillery which clarifies the abduction of juveniles forcing them to the so called peoples war.
    As a Nepali I don’t favor atrocities from both the sides.

    (to the photo journalist): Bhojraj ji thank you for defacing both the sides.

  8. Rohit MIshra,Doha qatar said,

    March 30, 2006 at 15:28

    the picture shows a reality of nepals on going conflict.

  9. Rajendra/Korea said,

    March 30, 2006 at 15:32

    Really really !!! Great
    It seems journalist has taken much risk for his live. Thanks a lot ,
    Dear Photographer, I must remined you; life is very important please do only for comfortable living, no more risk should be taken onwards………………

  10. suav/san jose said,

    March 30, 2006 at 15:40

    coverage by photo by a nepali journalist it is one of the best i have every cn keep on doing good bro atleast we will knw the reallity

  11. TheDada said,

    March 30, 2006 at 15:46

    No comment….just waiting for the day when there will be no more existence of Nepalese in Nepal.

  12. vijendra(Now in finland) said,

    March 30, 2006 at 15:49

    i don know these maoist why they r fighting ? i belive its due to unemployment n lack of education.The fact is one nepali killing other nepal both r son of nepal.though politics is good thing just compare nepal………….. if u give new car to driver who doesnot know how to drive,the result is accident think abt this……… still its not late …….make our country beautifuln peace its our ersponsiblity

  13. SS( SYDNEY) said,

    March 30, 2006 at 16:27

    This just shows one of the sorrowful stories of life in nepal.

  14. sydney said,

    March 30, 2006 at 16:36

    really awesome pictures, had read lot of stuff about the incidents in many other news site, but cheers to brave journalist for bringing the detailed pictures n the news. sad to see ‘weapons in the hands of young guys’, end the ******* bloodshed….

  15. Saurab Karanjit / Belgium said,

    March 30, 2006 at 16:42

    Oh God !!

    When shall this civil war be ended for ever…… Just after reading out this, one starts shivering then what would be the situations of the poor innocent public who cowered behind a house …. Humble request to the concerned, of both sides — for STOPping such acts as soon as possible…

    Let peaceful and cheerful environment be resumed in our beautiful land NEPAL ……

  16. Thapa (New Delhi) said,

    March 30, 2006 at 16:49

    What kind of act is this ?? A legitimate force never do this kind of things. Now, this things is happeing in nepal due to lack of accountable government. Who is the responsible for this act, King ? Pyar Jung ? Kamal Thapa ? Prachand ?

  17. Hari, London said,

    March 30, 2006 at 17:05

    Good job that the jounalist managed to take the photos risking his own life, I salute for his bravery.

    Yes, it is such a difficult situation for all Nepalese including the parties who are responsible for this long war.

    It is just a matter of compromise by the King, parties and the Maoists to bring back peace in the country.

    The leaders in Nepal talk about peace but do want to give an inch for the sake of our own country. It is time to forget our personal EGO and come to a conclusion – that is talk and talk until the differences are resolved.

  18. Dilip London said,

    March 30, 2006 at 17:11

    Its make me annoyed. The RNA and the Maoist who is who????? we need to think about it. They are all Neplease and All Neplease people wants peace in mother land but there are some people making us a fool.
    We dont mind who is coming to power and rule the country. No body will give us a penny but we do want PEACE. Why dont they make new agreement and bring us peace beacuse they all want KURSHI.

    The government and poeple live in Kathmandu, they think they are the safest and peace but they never think whole Nepal and Neplese who are treating inhumanly by the RNA and the Maoist.

    Lets think about NEPAL and NEPLESE people, forget about SATTA and selfish. Bring us peace please…………………………………

  19. akash thapa said,

    March 30, 2006 at 17:20

    good job of journalist but it s a simply bad show of maoist as they have made the civilian a human seal which is infact inhumane. higher authority of the party should feel that

  20. diwas/china said,

    March 30, 2006 at 17:22

    it is really painful to see once upon a time “zone of peace ” nepal and my fellow nepalese in such a dreadful entrapment . what can we do to end all this????

  21. Tenzing Sherpa said,

    March 30, 2006 at 17:38

    this is very common in Nepal….

  22. pokhara said,

    March 30, 2006 at 17:42

    its a great job and great risk to click the picture while choper bombed that place and got time to click the live photo like wise i advise other journilist to write the fact things without comming underpressure so the public can get the right news and right information

  23. kapil koirala south korea said,

    March 30, 2006 at 17:57

    this is an irony that “nepal is a peace country” now it has been the sameful situation to listen the speeches of the government .thousands of youths like us working overseas have lost their hopes to meet their families and collienes .
    we all nepali pray for peace in nepal .and show twist the irony in reality . my nepal my pride .

  24. UK said,

    March 30, 2006 at 18:12

    This is nothing but one Nepalese killing other in the name of Peace – We must act soon to STOP this and head for a peaceful country, otherwise it will be t0o late to regret!
    These political people know nothing, they all are selfish, and all they care about is power and money.
    What I don’t understand is – even educated people for example “ Students, professionals etc are supporting them (talking about any political parties) – even after knowing their BAD history: corruption, agreement with India in many occasion on their favor, I don™t want to list here, as this is not new for any Nepalese. This is insane – All we want is Peace in the country, so that we can head forward together, to develop our lovely country Nepal. STOP THIS CHAOS.

  25. cheban achaya florida said,

    March 30, 2006 at 18:21

    Thank for such exciting picture story.It was painful.I wish there will be no other Thokarpa story agian in Nepal.
    If there be,I except to see and read again.

  26. Hum Gurung from Gold Coast, Australia said,

    March 30, 2006 at 18:24

    Dear Bhoj Raj Bhai,
    I read your story in the Kantipur Daily and the incredible photos of the events. You have done excellent job that informed the whole world. I understand journalists have to take a big risk during the ongoing conflict in the country. Congratulations! Take care and love from Hum dai.

  27. Kevin Ovard said,

    March 30, 2006 at 18:52

    Maoist are irresponsible Their presence in the villages puts innocent people at risk. Why can’t they give up their weapons and stand for election, like any other political party. If people want them, they’ll vote for them.

  28. keshab sapkota, sydney said,

    March 30, 2006 at 19:03

    we just saw a very bad situation in nepal. i think nepal government is killing inocent people because bombs and bulets don’t know who are teriost and who are normal people.

  29. CHINTA MANI MAMA/ S .AFRICA said,

    March 30, 2006 at 19:04

    Dear photo-journalist , your courage and interest is really appreciated , keep it up. But never forget the importance of your Role in the Country too.Becoz , time in our country is prooving that we are facing a very Volatile situation you know why ? bcoz any time anywhere any thing can b happened , so be carefull , it’s called epedemic of politics or to say SANKRAMAN KAL , make yourself alive atleast for a good contribution could have been asked by your society .

    It is all about the Power. Until and unless there will be no understanding for Give and Take NO THING WILL BE HAPPENED. OR WHEN THE DEATH TOLL CROSSES 50/60 THOUSANDS then only the Change on the power sharing might take place.

  30. The Hague,Netherlands said,

    March 30, 2006 at 19:06

    My suggestion is not to distrubs annociant poor people. not to kill poor people.Recognize your enemy and do action with effectivness, not like a annimals fightings.

  31. Mumbai India said,

    March 30, 2006 at 19:08

    I have red all comments made by People it is very nice and I would like to request media to circular the articals like written by Mr. vijendra and Mr. Dilip to every Nepali so that everybody will advice their son and daughter to not to join such a party which harmfull for not only nepali also Nepal.

  32. aasish,switzerland said,

    March 30, 2006 at 19:09

    hey,,,,,,,,,,,,,relly it’s nice to see this picture.it’s like taken from some english movies, but….., not it’s relly picture.i would like to tell him(the photogrephers) thanks for the real picture and real coverage about booming in the village from the RNA.they (rna)supposed to think abt the villagers,they need to think there r too much civilian and they need to do some co-operative.but not ………,they don’t hava any humanitty .why they didn’t thought “JAHA DAMAN HUNCHA TYAHA PRATIRODHA HUNCHA”now the villagers might support the rebals…………………….,thanks again for photo journalist.

  33. laro said,

    March 30, 2006 at 19:11

    It is too late to take action an neeed to step up in early year.

  34. Jeewan said,

    March 30, 2006 at 19:12

    i think, when i saw those photos and read some article above mention issues., my heart is telling me, i should ask some questions with this present government in Himalayan kingdom of Nepal.Donot you have any resposility over nepalese people? Do you see all Nepelase people like as maoists? If you didnot see , then Why you threw all bombs from air. Can not you fight with maoists on the field? IF this government thought that all nepalese are maoists then who is your supporters. Are horses or dokeys as your supporters? it is kindly information for this present government cabinet memembers that , when Sadham was in power in Iraq he also thought that he could have done anything but now he is in prision so one day i am sure that you guys would also stand in people’s court of Republic of Nepal if your attitude did not change over Nepalese people. i also want to say something maoists leaders, donot oblised those inocents nepalese who do not like participate your program,

    Nepal is a place for Nepali but not batlle Ground for donkeys.

  35. panta,america said,

    March 30, 2006 at 19:14

    I think this conditon is very bad for nepal.How to progress nepal’s politics situation?People are getting trouble by everyway and path.before I never think like this about nepal.I hate every thing and every people because of nepal condition.I wanted to ask why people are going like this hale path?

  36. raj, seoul said,

    March 30, 2006 at 19:16

    oh lord buddha see your country, they are fighting each other for power (kurchi) to admistrate inocent civilians who are fighting for their livlihood in day to day life. king,prachanda and spa i want to request u that give some livlihood to the people not bullet and bomb. thanks for brave photo reporter.

  37. Todd Krainin said,

    March 30, 2006 at 19:18

    A remarkable story, doubly so that a fewjournalists were in the right place at the precise time of the event. Was it brilliant luck? Or did someone tip them off in advance as to what might happen? As a journalist myself, that’s what I’d like to know.

    I also question the use of the word “indiscriminate” to describe the RNA’s firing tactics. Is it wrong to target a school or a private home when the enemy is obviously occupying these places and using them as shields? It’s a difficult ethical question to answer, but given the results of this battle, it doesn’t appear to me that the RNA’s tactics were either random or thoughtless. Three insurgents were killed, with one civilian casualty. More goats were killed than locals. That’s no small achievement for an army that lacks “smart bombs” or precision-guided weaponry.

    This is an important story, and I hope to see more like this from Bhojraj. In the meanwhile, I second the commander’s order: Keep the journalists safe!

  38. Lagan Khanal / Qatar said,

    March 30, 2006 at 19:42

    This event heart us much.Stop Bumbing in Village ,this is not the way to fight .This is our small Massage to the Nepali Government.

  39. Nepal said,

    March 30, 2006 at 20:03

    hey! what to say man!What to do?I don;t have any thing to say!
    ok all the best for “Rajesh K.C.” website
    sushil jung thapa
    Kathmandu nepal

  40. Avinash Sharma/ Bremen, Germany said,

    March 30, 2006 at 20:05

    These are the misarable scenes. It touches the inner part of my heart and at the same time, I feel shame for the Royal Neplease Army which is envolving in different peace keeping force in the world, for killing the innocent local civilians for participating the mass meeting of maiost forcefully. It this thier fault that they are compelled to participate maiost mass meeting? After looking these scenes, the international community must once again think, do these Royal army really admire for the peace keeping purpose? One who cannot respect the civialian laws shouldnt give any such responsibility. If they are given so, its shameful for all neplease. In my view they have to be more neplease army rather than royal army.

  41. RAJU SONGYOKPA(CHINA) said,

    March 30, 2006 at 20:20

    REALLY THE BAD SEENS, WHAT ELSE TO BE WAITED, NOTHING! SO KEEP YUOR MIND FRESH AND PEACEFUL ALONG WITH SMOOTH LIFE.
    NOW, SORRY TO SAY THAT “NEPAL IS A COUNTRY OF BUDDHA FROM WHERE THE WORD “PEACE” WAS BORN.

  42. Innocent/World said,

    March 30, 2006 at 20:23

    These probably are first war pictures published that give the depth of the RNA attack on rebels, fatigued or not. The journalist is indeed couragious in both taking the pictures and putting it for world to see. Using civilian shield, here though not intended, is not a good practice. Innocents must be protected at any cost. As diamond cuts the diamond, the power struggle is here to stay until one of them is eliminated. Political parties are just the escape goats in the battle cry. Question is when this bloody war will end and what price the INNOCENT people have to pay to eliminate the tyranny in the country. The INNOCENT and Poor people of Nepal have no say on this matter. The world at large is shedding crocodile’s tear at the nepalease. Guns and ammunition sellers are rejoicing at the practice rounds fired upon us. Lately, it appears, there is compitition to sell more of these to both warring factions in the pretext of contitution and costitutional forces. The journalist will have many more oppertunity to capture similar pictures. We hope the hand behind the camera remains intact. Bless you.

  43. Ramesh New Delhi said,

    March 30, 2006 at 20:24

    I want to thanks for the reables good chaling for the RNA . I want to say for Rna pls Stop Buming in village . I also thanks for aasish switzerland for nice comment. Thanks aasish god blesh u

  44. Aryan USA said,

    March 30, 2006 at 20:25

    I really appreciate Kantipur for being a great news publisher and wish you guys for the best you can do in this sector. Keep it up. We are very grateful to you for all these things you provide us eventhough we are not in our home land. GREATTTTTTT JOB.

  45. KHIR THAPA said,

    March 30, 2006 at 20:26

    It is the peak crisis of lack of knowledge from both sides. Give just 5 minutes time out of your full day to think about the rest developed world, how far they are on development. That’s why stop this conflict can put your energy for your development, for your family, village and eventually for your country. Then we may not see this terrible incidents.

  46. London said,

    March 30, 2006 at 20:29

    on the same note why don’t you ask them maoists to stop using civillians as human shields, don’t you think they are as much to blame for this whole mess as well?

  47. bimal, london said,

    March 30, 2006 at 20:36

    I must thank u for the incredible bravery job, which reflects the turth and realitiy of our country ppl who live their daily life in War Zones.

    Moist always said: they never recurit youngster, i clearly see thoese guys on the moist outfit, young as 17 0r 18: u can’t expect a guy go into war without havin a training, they must ve been recurited as young as 12 yrs old to fight, instead of playing with their mates n having fun. It’s a pitty that these guys they r loosing the fun of being young. Feel sorry for them as their leader r using them as a force knowing that teenager are really aggresive when it comes to fighting I don’t know if they ever got the oppurtunity to understand: Being young n enjoying is the life is the main thing.

    I do not understand HOW our So called RNA can just do the arieal firing, when they clearly know there are inccocent villagers:: who has been living life in peace but now it’s just look are they r pushing them to be a rebel.

    If they (govt) really want to end this war, instead of buyin bullets they should invest money on good infrastructure of the country, where ppl can move n communute easily : : this will give local ppl oppurtunity to know wat goes outside village n dont fall into any traps of anyone as i always say we (neplease ppl) we really have a mentality of Sheep, where one jumps everyone jumps:::: So we need more schools n more social education for ppl:: if we can provide them with the oppurtunity to make their own decison m sure this War ll come to end. As i belive, social education will definately make ppl wiser n overcome OUR SOCIAL Discrimination who is the root to the problem. M sure everyone who r in both end of the army will luv to have peace, invest, educating them about social life. If for once leaders stop looking for self-interest n Peace is wat i all want, we will b once again an EXcotic Conutry in the world, tourisum industry will boom which i see is the best industry for country like ours, where we have 25 million ppl with
    the geographical beauty and culture diversity.

    Well-done for ur job:: Keep the good job going, Thanks again for showin the world the reality of wat goes in the WAR Zone.

  48. dirtydemon(nepali guy) said,

    March 30, 2006 at 20:51

    i donno whats happening in nepal and really donno how its gonna end and what are teh impacts its gonna create. Just wanna say that stope fighting and stop killing peoples. We can see teh difference in nepal 5 yrs ago and now. Noone i sbenefitted from teh fight. maoist..i donno what are tehy thinking and it make no sense what tehy are doing. If te thing sthat was good for people then why are he people dying , why ar ethey making people suffer. It makes no sense.

  49. shiva hari pathak/ oxford {uk} said,

    March 30, 2006 at 20:59

    it is really nice photo ever i have seen.i feel very sad after watching this news , very shame to say we were born in nepal. thanks BHOJ RAJ G

  50. Suresh Malla said,

    March 30, 2006 at 21:02

    This is heinous act and is the apex of the brutality over crossing and ignoring the International Humanitarian Law and Geneva Convention Common Article 3 which does not allow any conflicting party to affect those not involved in the conflict. Both of the conflicting party seems to breach the Article 3 as seen in the photo and read as its caption.

    Counter attack for the attack always produces counter attack again. So I think blood can not be washed with blood. So it is not good to be vindictive. The problem need to be solved by sitting down in the negotiation table and is the lasting solution for the lasting peace in the country known in the world as a birth place of Lord Buddha, the God of Peace.

  51. krishnaoli shimla said,

    March 30, 2006 at 21:04

    i never support any war if this is running in home,

  52. Suresh/S.Korea said,

    March 30, 2006 at 21:12

    This is something different and incredible piece of work by a journalist.
    We only read news in papers (or online) and watch few pictures of dead bodies of surgents and insurgents and that’s it. It has already became part of most of our life who just sit on the bench with a cup of tea on one grip and newspaper on other hand, don’t even bother to discuss such news with others these days.
    But these pictures reflects the REAL NEPAL. I’d again like to salute the person who put his own life in risk to let us feel the facts how worse the current situation is.

    Good Job!

  53. KTM said,

    March 30, 2006 at 21:34

    GOD BLESS THE “RNA”

  54. G.Subedi, California, USA said,

    March 30, 2006 at 21:53

    Dear Rajesh,
    Excellent work in making this web-sites. Do up-date it regularly with all the reality. I t says that Truth can never be hidden. I feel so sorry for all the Nepalis . I could not control the tears in my eyes when I read the news now and before. Why war ? why can’t we stop war and find some other means to win the power.
    I personally cannot make any different in improving Nepal’s situation but surely I can lobby the People around here and ask their support to Pressurize both the Government of Nepal and the Moaist to stop the war.
    The nepalese people are living in fear in their home, in their country, in their everyday lives. Is this what they deserved? Everyday, we see or hear shooting, killing, attacking, exchange of fires among army and Moaist, kidnapping and with all this everyday some innocent dies. Do we really want this? the world is laughing with Nepal and we should not forget that there are some foreign countries who are celebrating the war in Nepal.
    My request to the Nepal Government is ” One cannot win the war by taking innocent lives and bombing the villages. You will kill hundreds of people in the name of moaist today but you don’t realize that very moment thousands joins and hundreds new borns. Find other means to resolve the crisis. You need to start thinking of the COUNTRY not the POWER. It is high time for you to negotiate with the moaist and resolve this decade old crises. Nepalese people deserve “P E A C E” not war. Let’s all of us lobbying the international communities to pressurize the Nepal Govt. and the Moaist to stop warand to Bring back the “LOST CHEERS” of the nepali AMA haru.

  55. tenzing said,

    March 30, 2006 at 21:54

    it is really fool of the royal army who droped the bomb without looking for the local people around. It is really sad….. please king! you should give up your ego and respect to your public and make people happy.

  56. ranjit usa said,

    March 30, 2006 at 21:56

    those are great pictures , telling the truth of nepalese army’s irresponsible behaviour .that could cause death of many innocent villagers.
    maiost also have to think about that.

    congratulation to bhojraj and others they r doing great.

  57. rajesh/Texas said,

    March 30, 2006 at 21:58

    Bravo, Bhoj…
    Just keep it up

  58. Nepalese society from U.A.E. said,

    March 30, 2006 at 22:04

    It’s more then hurting to see & hear what is happening in our beautiful country. every problem has a solution, any problem or difficulties only can be solve by discussion or by compromise.
    sounds there is nobody in our country who has really skill and to find out the solution to overcome from this trouble which is years passing with pain and bloodshed for everyone.many people lost their life but sounds nothing is happening.all the troubles denied so easily from top levels.they fell themselves grate / superior for nothing and fooling around for all the blind Nepalese. to bring this worst situation in Nepal, political parties are responsible those are fighting only for their chair and pocket. they looted everything and empty pot also finally handed over to monarchy which is nobody likes in today’s century. publics are in pain & sad with situation even watching and doing nothing cause they were always fooled from politician. we, Nepalese are need of good leader in our motherland who can guide our country in proper way.

    pls come to the compromise: (king) present government, hunger politician for chair, and who call themselves Maoist come to the table, discuss and finalize the present crisis then you will be the hero. we all are human, killing each other brings nothing.

    special thanks to journalist to keep himself life in danger and to bring the reality in public.

  59. Praveen- NY said,

    March 30, 2006 at 22:26

    Stories here provide us with the plight of nepali villagers, It is essential for each of us to analyse and take a step towards what we think is a better remedy of such a horrible situation. In these modern days, we have lost the sense of purpose – everybody is just contained in themselves and it is quite tough to maintain order and peace in these situations.

  60. mahesh\newhamser said,

    March 30, 2006 at 22:48

    Now is the time we have to more serious rather then chitchatting.If we think we are real intelegent we need to put all our resources,sources &forces to stop this war.If not we can see our future consequences in countries like somalia.uganda, ethopia or sudan

  61. Deepak Bikram Thapa said,

    March 30, 2006 at 22:58

    Isnt it a Great Job by RNA.

  62. Deepak Bikram Thapa/Dublin said,

    March 30, 2006 at 22:58

    Great Job by Royal Neplese Army

  63. Kamal Pokhrel/Amsterdam said,

    March 30, 2006 at 22:59

    Wish we could see in Video Clip’s….

  64. Dipesh Limbu said,

    March 30, 2006 at 23:02

    Oh god …………….!
    Where is your peace god,where is our peace society. Abata sayad hamro desh ko itihans ma santi,sadva,biswas ani melmilap ta danya kath hola. Plez plez lets stop this bloodshade game right here,lets give us to be free and peace. Stop bloody political, kickout the hell one. Killer can’t feel about innocence people so 2 spect from him is foolish. We will be waiting for your peace N freedom.

  65. punu/usa said,

    March 30, 2006 at 23:15

    Good job Mr bhat….pics r speaking for themselves… you must be thrilled/horrified to experience all that ordeal..but as a journo u did ur best to convey the real things to us..thank you and wish you goodluck.May peace prevail on our beloved country n earth!!

  66. kapil said,

    March 30, 2006 at 23:15

    i think this is a very good example of RNA morality.

    See the maoists, in one hand trying to save innocents, including villagers and journalists and the RNA on other hand bombing at villages, killing civilians and goats”thts enought to feed a family for months”

    The RNA will never win war this way, if they want to win the peoples war, they need peoples support, and to get people’s support government should give the rights.

  67. wangchuk said,

    March 30, 2006 at 23:17

    well done N 11 bde. I really salute the dare devil pilots of royal nepalese army. ****   God bless you all.

  68. dipendra / spain said,

    March 30, 2006 at 23:22

    really painfull
    li cant see it and i dont have any words for it.pls stoped it and be a human being .

  69. Pandey, London said,

    March 30, 2006 at 23:25

    What a pity for Nepalese people, Never get a chance to live peacefully. Each political changes in every 10 years period praying for bit relief but never got a chance. consequently braindrain and war within Nepalese makes situation worse and worse everyday. Thanks for those nepalese, wasting their lives looking for brighter future of the poor people rather than corrupted political leaders.

  70. hari, africa said,

    March 30, 2006 at 23:28

    gr8 work done man.!!!!!!!!!!
    keep the spirit up……………..
    hope for the best,
    n
    ready for the worst.????????????
    ALASS!!!!
    I AM SAYING FOR THIS!!!!!!
    INSTEAD OF THE PEACE!!!!!!!!

  71. Tamang( USA) said,

    March 30, 2006 at 23:35

    Hey Kajee Thapa jee!!!! it is shameless,you did such a coward in this conflict.How long will you keep bombings over 24 million peoples in Nepal.Did you ever think behind you and your governments responsibility.You know what happened to the president of yugoslavia when he was in power during his period how many own civilians were killed in Yugoslavia,you wanna follow the same path right?great job go ahead then one day deffinately Nepali janta will bring you in court like president of Yugoslavia. Dont worry Nepali daju bhai, saanti auchha auchha ani auchha, jeet janta kai hunchha kamana garou bhagwan lai pujau——-Namaste

  72. Sapana, London said,

    March 30, 2006 at 23:49

    These pictures show the terrible human right’s situation of nepal. Human right is only in the laws and papers not in practices. It is not fair to kill whoever are innocent. I would like to say this is the blunder mistake of poor minded political leaders.

    Thanks for the pictures. This is the professionality and personality of the photographers and journalists. Please carry on your job and let know like this the situation of Nepal the people who are all over the world.

  73. Purna Shrestha, Madison, Wisconsin said,

    March 31, 2006 at 00:29

    Everybody, inside /outside the Country is tired of this pro long war. Neither the political parties nor the king been able to finish this war. Why the politician don’t be in one place to create a new society of equal opportunity ending with this feudalism?

  74. Ramésh, Sweden said,

    March 31, 2006 at 01:36

    I would like to praise the photo journalist for his brave deed.

    Regarding the journal, I though I was watching a Hollywood movie. What is happening in Nepal? My beautiful and peace country, now…..tears come into my eyes when I think about these things….where are we going??????????????

  75. Anuradha, France said,

    March 31, 2006 at 03:06

    Stop the war ! We do not need more blood . Start the dialogue ! We want peace.

  76. Nial Rai said,

    March 31, 2006 at 03:13

    Bombing and killing is not the best solution for country.

    There are so many criminals in senior Nepal army and police force which Nepal security force weaken and put in the risk.

    Because majority Nepalese people hate them for a long time.

    Why people hate Nepal Army and police?

    Because of:
    (1) Corrupt
    (2) Criminal
    (3) Moral-less ( do un-ethics act and behave)
    (4) Un-trustworthy
    (5) Kill, Torcher, Rap and Harrash innoceant Nepali people

    Therefore, Army and Police must win to Nepali people heart and mind. They must fired or punish bad army and police personal from their post. King must act on this matter.

  77. Daman said,

    March 31, 2006 at 03:18

    You are a very corageous person to put yourself in the line of file and bring us these informations. I thank you.

    The first thing I noticed, and it was very sudden. The kid carrying that huge gun. I had a friend that looked like him when I was in school. I dont think he was even sixteen.
    In that closeup picture, I see determination, I see anger and I see the will to fight. I am most probably projecting my on feelings on to it.
    But what I really want to know, what keeps those guys motivated.
    Ofcourse most of them were abducted. But now they have the big guns.
    I he and other people in the picture didnt have a reason to fight, if in fact they were brainwashed to some extent. Its only a matter of time before they will start asking questions.
    But until that time many more people will die. And most of the will be the poor soldier from both sides. Poor Nepali soldiers!

    And one last thing, I wonder what kind of bombs were dropped by the RNA. And judging from the pictures, either NO bombs were used or were used very cautiously. But then again, the helicopter itself dosent seem to be capable of dropping a real bomb, maybe a grenade.
    The Vietman analogy dosent apply here.
    RNA did a great job a minimizing the casualty.
    If it was US Army dropping bombs, half the town would have been destroyed.
    This is a job RNA has to do!
    And Maoist, they have to hold these meeting to ralley support. And gain any chance of luering the RNA to make a mistake that the media (political parties) and the alike to further their agenda.
    Man wasnt that biased.

    o one last thing.
    Maoist isnt the problem and RNA isnt the problem.
    RNA is there to protect Nepal and its citizens. Moaist is (mainly) the byproduct of generations of exploitation, lack of opportunity, and suffering that most of the poor people of nepal have been facing.
    Obviously the RNA is being used by the government (read King) and Maoist by the few people whose agenda is Cearly not the prosperoity of the country.

    and the political parties, you know what they R.

  78. Daman said,

    March 31, 2006 at 03:19

    oops. read Fire (inplace of File)
    sorry got carried away, and posted too long.

  79. Sudarshan/New York said,

    March 31, 2006 at 03:32

    I feel sorry to see the situation of nepalese in the countryside living within the fear of the Maoist and the RNA. Hope there won’t come a day when the RNA attacks over the civilins as US forces did in Afganistan.

  80. son/maine said,

    March 31, 2006 at 03:38

    in the current crisis,maiost should take reposibilty for all human loss in any part of the kingdom.instead of running civil war against the nation and making nation poor day by day ,they should immediately call cesefire and reform the change they want peacefully.

  81. USA said,

    March 31, 2006 at 04:04

    old high rankers keep on living and partying young man keeps on dying.

  82. Groom day said,

    March 31, 2006 at 04:41

    Why this young Nepalies being Maoist because of jobless and all leaders doing nothing for the country they don’t think what will go to next future even when they become as leaders just they use power their self and their needy not for others and country people no fear and selfishness greedy dirty minded leader if they don’t change mind i think even 1000 century will go the same proverty and poor in Nepal i will pray for back peace and democracy freedom of people.

  83. Nepali/Illinois said,

    March 31, 2006 at 04:44

    My salute to the photographer and the journalists for the job they have done. These pictures really speak for themselves. Hope there will be a peaceful resolution to the problem.

  84. janak/ natherland said,

    March 31, 2006 at 04:55

    reaaly it is a great suprise for me to go through this website and see the scene. while givng a birth to a new baby a mother once feel a high pain.and after a new baby is born c relaxes slowly and slowly and c will be fine with in few month. the same is happening in the nepal . now it is in a great pain for my motherland. i wish a new baby with new thinking will born with in a few years and nepal would be the best place for a human beings to live. i am proud of my land. we think it is a general cycle. the things are happenings and we shouldnt leave our duty.
    i from the europe wish all the best for this site for letting us c all the things and nepali commanders for the change in nepal.
    i suggest government if it is true government it should hear our voie and act furthe. please plan,do, act, and go for the nice nepal not by bombing and using the guns by nepals army personnels with out a proper reasons at proper place,
    i welcome mr camal thapa and his cabinet membersif they see all the pic with pain and realise and soon and handled govt to the the nepali peoples leader.

  85. hari/hartford said,

    March 31, 2006 at 05:11

    Yes, it is extremely sad to see a waste of our resources on killing each other.
    We would be better off had both the sides understood the need for reconciliation.

    Great work! Congratulations

    hari sharma
    unitelibertarians.blogspot

  86. kalu gurung colorado, salida said,

    March 31, 2006 at 05:35

    We all need to stop the goddamn politicians. They are killing our own people. What is happening in Nepal?? I hope the best for our country. I keep praying for peace.

  87. Taremam Sarana/Atlanta, USA said,

    March 31, 2006 at 05:42

    Stop killing/bombing.
    Peace is essential, whether you are maoist or khaoist.
    Don’t destroy the infrastructures that has been existing for decades.

  88. Raj Bhandari(saint Cloud,Minnesota) said,

    March 31, 2006 at 05:47

    OMG..its pathetic to see our people fighting with each other for nothing…common..all should be unified and be together and lets make NEPAL a better place to live…lets work on freedom.

  89. joshia,chicago (U.S.A said,

    March 31, 2006 at 06:34

    Bhojraj ji, good job.
    your courage and interest is really appreciated , keep it up.

  90. Pawan Pandey & Ramji Sapkota from Denmark said,

    March 31, 2006 at 06:38

    It seems that there is no mercy in the dictionery of Royal Army ,however they have already proven that they are not for nepalese people but they are the toys of palace and the world for them is inside the bloody royal fort.How can they bullet innocent people who the hell are they to take life of innocent villagers and wild lives? If they are real warrior, face the attack of maoist and as a knight show there bravery .Human right is funny word to say but try to learn the spelling of this word .Have you ever thought that if u will start killing people like this then to whom will u rule tommorow? It is for both maoist and arm force.There will be a person to rule but not people to be ruled .If you cant be a buddha why you deserve to be ravana? Tommorow the condition may come that in the pages of history peo
    ple would read that ”Once upon a time there was a country named Nepal ,there was a king ,there were people,mountains,fountains…….”

  91. Pawan Pandey from Denmark said,

    March 31, 2006 at 07:10

    It was my country who carried the pride of buddha,sita ,bhrikuti.
    Wasnt it my country nominated for peace ?
    It is my country where today livesthebeast.
    For him every day there is faeast ,feast of soul ,feast of humanity and feast of dignity.
    Guns ,bullets became the letters of morality
    How the creator became a destructor?
    innocent are to be killed
    monsters are to be filled.

  92. BBA, Detroit, USA said,

    March 31, 2006 at 07:11

    Ohh my god, its like a terrible and scary story, in the past Nepal was peace of land but now its reverse, any when the war end, god……..?

  93. Binod said,

    March 31, 2006 at 07:11

    WELL Done Bhojraj

  94. Subash/dallas said,

    March 31, 2006 at 07:21

    I feel very sad and depressed when I went through all the photos. It seems that this issurgency in our country will last forever. May god bring peace in our country soon, we nepalese need peace in our country.

  95. Pawan Pandey from kopenhagen said,

    March 31, 2006 at 07:24

    Really strange that Royal Army who pretends to be serving Nation ,they sing a song of bravery but do they deserve it? They today forgot that they are nepalese ,they kill innocent people .In the map of world what is there existency ,nothing they are just the puppet of tyrranic bloody fort.Remember that the pages of history wouldnot enlist the name of savage beast.Tommorow may there be a ruler but no one to be ruled .Still the story of king Midas is found so the one should read it .Either maoist or arm no matter u do the bloody game but let them live who wants to live.Y dont you both leave my beloved nation ?We are able to rule it no monarchy ,no the story of democracy just we want immortality ,we will become the king we ll become commoner ,we would lead the nation we would be the judge .Only one slogan would be there peace ,love ,prospecity.Only one song no discrimination …………….

  96. ruddy, washington dc said,

    March 31, 2006 at 07:44

    this is a great story to see and read, especially when you are outside the country. Shows a lot of aspects of the country that is going through. We have seen the monarchy rule from when we were born, saw the rule of the parties as well, and everybody knows that there was no development in the country, except for rich gettin richer and poor getting poorer. i think we need to give chance to maoist too, but in a democratic way. They need to understand too that this is the 21st century and where the world is heading. Lastly, parties need to think about the country and the people, than their own families. I think this problem from all different hands.

  97. din colorado said,

    March 31, 2006 at 07:50

    First the rebals not know about what they are fighting for.. they are young and brain wash by this rebals leaders and they don’t have any information about out side of nepal and this world politics.
    If govt. wants to bring change on their life, Please, please stop killings young rebals, please stop touchering village people.
    the solution is govt has to collect all the details about their leader throug Secret agent and FINESH them all with in ONE WEEK.
    this operation should be launch by international help and very details and very secret.. so this way this young life can be saved and bring change on their life.
    if you have any ideas, like how to establish peace and bring change on their life with out blood, with our killings each other…
    i think the govt has to create job market..
    For 10th grade or After SLC exam.. post office jobs as part time
    For 12th grade Tax collector or retail store and small business around ward NO.
    For Bachelors degree, Tax collector for cooperation business and over 76,000rps.
    For Master Degree, should be supervisor training for above jobs.

    For tourism business, make sure we have quality tourist,
    Do we need tourist who spends $3 for dal bhat. That too cheap, so. govt should make sure.. they are charging quality price for quality tourist.
    So this way, they can collect good amount of price and good income, which means govt can collect good sale tax and income tax from owner.

    Oh god , help this ideas and implement them, I know it takes for long time to bring change but during this time, we need to create ideas.
    Do you think cable car system is better for nepal instead of motor road in hill side?
    Do you think we can bring change on farmer™s life 80% people are farmer in Nepal.
    Do you think we can educate this 80% people™s family? But when?
    Let™s focus for 20 years, plan, we are 30™s in 20 years we will be 50 still young..
    If we think good way,, there are hope and peace,
    Let™s put more ideas and make life better for nepal and its people.

  98. shiva ,california said,

    March 31, 2006 at 07:55

    this is really bad news that goverment is also acting like a terrorist by doing aerial boming without knowing civilian who were trapped in between and therefore i believe that govt does an iresponsible act.

  99. BBA, Detroit, USA said,

    March 31, 2006 at 08:04

    Ohh my god, its like a terrible and scary story.In the past Nepal was a peace of land but now its reverse, any way, when the war end, god¦¦..?

  100. Prabhakar, US said,

    March 31, 2006 at 08:38

    What an irresposible job RNA is doing? Bullets from the chopper don’t recognize whether the people in the ground are real Maoists or innocent villagers. Don’t they know that more than the moists there were innocent people in the ground. So plz’ stop! stop! stop! such ****. Killing innocent people don’t make them brave and neither successful.

  101. tika shrestha said,

    March 31, 2006 at 09:10

    i hope it’s problem sloving fast, all parties set on table and discuse

  102. ritu said,

    March 31, 2006 at 09:26

    what is really going on? its so disgraceful to see such situations and delimas..i didn’t even had to read the whole articles…picturesand headlines were enough to define the situations….what is government, king really wants?? the youth doing, while standing infront of people of countries, you say..redblooded sons and daughters, where are you you all..beneathe the suppression… isn’t it a high time to rebel..

  103. ngapal/New York said,

    March 31, 2006 at 09:32

    please try to solve this problem as soon as possible.

  104. Manoj/USA said,

    March 31, 2006 at 10:07

    Actually, this is really bad story. I don’t think one group is less responsible than other. There are uncountable number of cases where either army or maoist or both are responsible. So, just to coment a particular issue among thousands does not make any sense. Both army and maoists are actually showing to the ordinary people what they are and why there are for. There is a competition for killing innocents between army and maoists. Now it is the traditional way of thinking among the people that who group killed the more he won the particular game, not over all. This is another MAHABHART and no body is going to win in reality.

  105. UFN said,

    March 31, 2006 at 10:34

    The story seems to be interesting to read.. but in reality… these 2 force fighting (maoist as well as govt force) is being funded by international intelligence via large number of NGO and INGO. It just reminded me of Afghanistan war. Every politician knows that what will be the outcome of this war and who will be in beneficial position. And you can well imagine Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, North Korea…. This will lastly converge to China and Russia… Now you think…

  106. GMAN,Africa said,

    March 31, 2006 at 10:37

    Why don’t human right activist point out the severe crime made by Maoist.At first, to make public gathering in govermental school is the plans made by maoist to kill people and to make human right activist vow against goverment.The aerial attack was launched with full of precaution to save civil life. Otherwise,the rebels would know what is aerial attack and its result?

  107. Nirjan Tamang, Afghanistan said,

    March 31, 2006 at 10:47

    The Nepal coaliation forces are keeping their best effort to maintain peace.
    In future, we always need to support the infantry with the air attack at the time of an offensive attack and we must manage properly. Our Commanders should always look back to our weak points and leakages in our system. Somebody needs to do some analysis on every battle we get pinned. The conclusion might help us take over the nations headache.

  108. Subas Dura/ Herat Afghanistan said,

    March 31, 2006 at 11:13

    It is enough to killing innocent people. Please stop to kill your brother and sister. Both are not gaining public support. This is the totally wrong from both sides. Please stop to gather innocent people for your stupid political achievement. You both will not gain nothing you are going to kill innocent people. You both are saying they are fighting to welfare of Nepalese people but it is barbarism you two are in wrong track. It is the last moment to correct you. Please don™t kill Nepalese again like this. If you both want to betterment of Nepal you both have to talk together and discuss and find out the solution to get out from this situation. No way except negotiations to stop killing each other.

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