Press for freedom and democracy

Posted in आन्दोलन-२ (April movement) at 1:00 am by www.PHALANO.com

Rajesh KCby Chandra Shekhar Karki/Rajesh KC

Police detained at least 14 journalists who tried to defy the government ban order on gatherings and rallies from New Road area in Kathmandu Wednesday (April 5) afternoon. They were arrested from a protest rally organised by the Professional Alliance for Peace and Democracy Nepal (PAPAD).

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Police intervened as the protestors moved forward from New Road to Indrachowk defying the ban orders.

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Earlier, plainclothes security personnel arrested around 40 professionals including journalists, lawyers, professors and doctors during a peaceful demonstration at New Baneshwor, Kathmandu.

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(Journalist Shiva Gaunle)

On Tuesday evening, local authorities in Kathmandu and Lalitpur issued prohibitory orders on all kinds of public meetings within the Ring Road area.

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(Journalist Kanak Mani Dixit)

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Chandra Shekhar Karki
(Journalist Hemanta Kafle)

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“Police intervened in our peaceful protest and we were arrested soon after our protest rally started at 7 this morning,” Balram Baniya, secretary of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists.

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(Journalist Baburam Dhakal)

“The police baton charged the protestors injuring several of us. Journalist Gopal Thapaliya has been seriously injured and has been taken to Bir Hospital,” said Baniya.

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(Journalist Ujir Magar)

All of them were released later.


  1. Suresh Rai said,

    April 8, 2006 at 3:37 am

    To all Nepalese those who related with 7 Nepali political parties.

    Remember and Think.

    How many times do you need Peace, Freedom and Democracy in Nepal?

    What did you do last 3 times Nepali democracy since 6 decades?

    All we innoceant Nepalese people are suffering because your crimes, corruption, selfishness, stupidy, irresponsibleness and moral-less activities.

    Do you think?

  2. M/ USA said,

    April 8, 2006 at 6:21 am

    We love my country so much whereever we are. We should do our best from wherever we are.
    Kayar haru andola ma jadainan, ajhai pani aphulai bahadur banauna andolan ma jane haruko birodh garchhan. bahadur haru raiti hun mandainan shir jhukaudainan baru shir kataidinchha.
    I am so much proud of brave journalist and Kantipur journalist who don’t know how to bow down in front of dictators. Thank you so much. Proud of you.

  3. Iftakhar / Bangladesh said,

    April 8, 2006 at 6:26 pm

    I have friends with all levels in Nepal , i know the Govt people , Businessman , Trader’s ,& as well a good Girl naming Mira Bhandari . And one thing i got that all are fade up with the present situation . All Neplaise must undertake N sacrifice for peace . But its also ture that in this world peace came after a long battle by the Democracy seekers .

    And i hope its not a far way for the Neplaize to see the real truth of life & economy to survive . Just check & balance by Murfy’s law . I pray to the lord to save Nepal from the blood sign & the smell of gun powder .

    I hope the Late King Birenedro Bir Bikrom Sahdev ‘s soul is wathcing the present kingdom for the end of ist loyality to prove the greatest heart like him .

  4. Pawan Pandey from denmark said,

    April 9, 2006 at 6:38 am

    I m shocked on some comments made by our frns to each other.It is not the time of commenting each other but the time to support the storm of revolution .Physically we are not at Nepal right now but mentally we r there.We need loktantra ,fully freedom no clutchesof any single supreme power .It is not strange that journalists are tortured mercillesly in Nepal because every time when someone writes for the right of people then he or she is badly abused ,tortured.But how long ?I raelly appreciate on our journalists force ,now we can see the end of one long tyrranic period. The movement will make a history ,our brothers blood wouldnt waste like that .Journalists are allowed to write every where but suppressed all the time in our country some time by gundas,politician and some time by monarchs puppets .But now what ?all the nepalese are journalist now all will protest now every stone is ready to target bullets.No more autocracy ,no more torture no suppression and no oppression .I salute to all my people protesting against this tyraannic government,salute to doctors to jornalist ad reat of all .Remember your one bullet brigs 1oo hands in mins.

  5. Sheila Allentown PA. USA said,

    April 9, 2006 at 10:39 am

    Sheila, PA.USA remark:

    Without Freedom ……..Life is hell!!

  6. Psudarshan/South Korea said,

    April 9, 2006 at 5:21 pm

    Press freedom is the must .
    How can One assure people in speeches that he is will restore peace and democracy in the country when there is no press freedom.Denying for the press pass during curfew has further reflected the repressive attitudes of the present government.
    this is not democracy the people want !!!!!!!!!!!

  7. pabitra,USA,ILLINOIS said,

    April 10, 2006 at 7:34 am

    many thanks to survice provider but so sad when i place the comment it disappeared . is it king will shout u or shoot you??
    if u don’t mind survice provider please let everybody to pla e the comment equally not through poltician. is it i need source of neta to place my comment??
    or what?? or i need to chakri likes buttering to place my comments.

    well again i thanks n appreciate your great job which you carry out for us.

    god bless all of those nepali protestoR who ARE suffering like human TSUNAMI.

  8. Wim/ Belgium said,

    April 11, 2006 at 3:06 am

    Kantipur is there for the people, they give support and tell all !!
    Whats wrong with that ?
    Still wonder how they can produce a paper for only 3 nrs. It will not make them rich, I have great respect for their journo’s .

  9. Nepal said,

    April 11, 2006 at 4:19 pm

    Freedom dosent mean you can do whatever you like.Say whatever you want.It sounds harsh. Pen has power lets not utilize wrong way.We have already seen a single cartoon had made a lot difference.It easy to talk abt peace and every body talks about peace but in reality its hard to keep the peace.So its in our hand what kind of peace we are really talking about.

  10. Ajay Jang Kunwar/ Goettingen Germany said,

    April 11, 2006 at 10:05 pm

    What a pity ????? to those guys who are giving non-sense comments against democratic movement….they are blaming the people who are on street…are foolish…and don’t know anything,,,,…do you guys think the doctors in Maharajgunj, Human right activist like….malla k sundar, padma ratna tuladhar, Lawyers Sambhu thapa do not know anything and coming in streets just for fun……..why the heck guys even being abroad are poor minded…..you people are just worrying about stones and tyres piles in the street…..and giving example about 2046 achievement and corrupted leaders…..we shouldn’t forget that in panchayat system’s there was so much corruption but no body could speak at that time…at least in democratic society we can speak and put our views openly….we should not forget that in open and democratic society, we can have the power to chage the regime, party and corrupted leaders and that we can’t expect in so called Royal direct rule…so guys if you don’t agree and donot want freedom, at least don’t discourage the people coming in the street…..

    Dept. Of Neuroanatomy
    Georg August University

  11. Hari Bhattarai/ Colorado USA said,

    April 11, 2006 at 11:19 pm

    this is the 21ist century no there is no alternative of democray. we all livinng inside the country and outside the country fully support the pro-democracy movement. the king has no rights to supress the rights of people. if he(king) does not realize what the nepali people wants, then consititutional monarchy will be a great history in nepal .

  12. Arjun/ (Oklahoma) said,

    April 12, 2006 at 7:30 am

    PRAJATANTRA hos WA LOKTANTRA Nepal ta aakhir nepali kai ta ho ne, tesai le aajako yes gade ma JAsle yo SATTA gerauna, PURAO satta ko bhanda phor garna ani SAMAJA ko hetama kaam gareko cha tes lai chunau¦. Aafu testo bhayako kasai lai lagcha bhane aaba palo tapai ko aaba palo Nepali ko¦. Tapai ko saath ma Sara DESH cha,, Aagadi badnus Eek KADAM UthauNUS.

  13. Ranju Magar, Kathmandu said,

    April 12, 2006 at 3:11 pm

    It’s good job and Thank you for providing real situation of Nepal

  14. rajan/dharan said,

    April 13, 2006 at 2:24 pm

    our journalist fight in he streets for people’s rights, they get batoned and you say thay are busy making money. i think that some of uor people have impaired reasoning. they have fought for rights of nepli and really helped poor and needy nepali. and our phones, tv, newspapers, radios are shut down time and again and you say there is freedom of expression— what a brilliant idea. and being a doctor i must say that i am am joining the protests not at the cost of my duty.

  15. Ashish/US said,

    April 13, 2006 at 10:40 pm


    I agree with Upu that freedom comes with discipline. But I also think that every people, whether they are journalists, doctors, teachers, etc., have the right to fight for the country freedom. I stay here in US, but my support are for those people who are on the street chanting slogans against autocracy and ruthless behavior adopted by the security forces. I saw some of the photos of the rally. I couldn’t believe my eyes that security forces could go to such an extent. I wish I was in Nepal with my fellow brothers and sisters. Above all, people should have right to voice their opinions.

  16. Prabin said,

    April 14, 2006 at 7:45 am

    freedom is A must !!!

  17. Ashish/Charleston-IL-US said,

    April 14, 2006 at 10:47 am


    I agree with Upu that freedom comes with discipline. But it doesn’t mean that people don’t have right to speak, whether that person is a doctor, journalist or a teacher. People living abroad are also nepalese people. We also have right to voice our opinions. I love my country.

  18. hongkong. hstamang said,

    April 15, 2006 at 11:47 pm

    nepal is very close to sudan and what happened in barma, party can not over come against mao , we need king and party. we are about to loose every thing altogather including nepal. please it’s areal threat , calm down and take your time to react. warning!!!!! warning!!!!

  19. Krishna sapkota/Australia/(Sydney) said,

    April 18, 2006 at 6:23 pm

    Its to terrible.But still autocratic government’s ministers saying they are respect the human rights and free press.Is it true?No boubt all the picture shows reality.we hope autocratic rulling going to die for forever!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. BIWASH FRANCE said,

    April 19, 2006 at 7:14 pm

    First off all i would like to give big thanks for dailly update such a nice snaps.we are looking for to it.We are interested to know situation about our country but there is no points even Lok Tantra.Because of all Leaders are same.There is no points to fight each other at the end of the day no body will get any thing.Better evrybody are to stop what you are doing now and get best solution.In my view all old political leaders are need to change on new generation. We want peacefull soon.THANK YOU ,ALL THE BEST GOD BLESS TO OUR COUNTRY

  21. B. K. Shrestha/ Toronto said,

    April 22, 2006 at 9:36 am

    B. K. Shrestha/ Toronto said,

    April 22, 2006 at 9:28 am

    Beloved all Nepalese Soul,

    Although I am very far away from a very beautiful tiny country in the Himalayas, I strongly support the very important and deciding step taken by our people. I encourage you not to give up to achieve what we want. We must achieve a breakthrough this time and lead our nation along the mainstream of REAL democracy in accordance with our nepalese soil. We all need to be honest and committed. We need to eliminate statistical map of power-hungers and ugly faces with the patches of corruption and human-greed.

    Please be strong and determined.

  22. Ram Bdr Tamang, Sunnyside, New York said,

    April 22, 2006 at 10:47 am

    Nepal’s new era won’t start after end of monarch.
    Those seven party politicians got so many opportunities to practice real democracy in the country. Every body knows what they did during their power time. Now they are blamming the king and they create this unbelievable situation in the country. Where are the leader hiding during public demonstration. They have to take responsibility of innosent peoples death….

  23. Raghu N` Adhikari.Nagoya Japan. said,

    April 22, 2006 at 10:00 pm

    press must be free,,we need network
    best of luck my nepal,

  24. Kathmandu said,

    April 23, 2006 at 4:48 pm

    The present wants of all Nepali People is only the election on Constitution. So without this there is not any way to make the demonstration stop.

  25. sudeep said,

    April 25, 2006 at 10:09 pm

    Sorry, I had some typo errors in my view, I am sorry.

    Dear Fellow Readers, I think leading News Media Like Kantipur should educate people more about autocracy, democracy, republic and maoism. Nepali people should have a clear understanding before jumping in conclusions. This is what I think.

    Kantipur is doing an excellent work in this regards and I thank kantipur for letting us post our views. Thanks

  26. Rakesh Janakpur said,

    April 27, 2006 at 5:25 am

    It is good that the parliament is re-stored and Girja is the prime minister. I hope he will lead our country in a Peaceful, corruption free and developing country. They should not accept the salary and all the benefits since 2002 and till today, because that may be termed and blamed as corrupt politicians. So I dont think any one will have a chance to call them corrupt.

    Girja, Madhav, Deuba should remain united and work together as a team. I agree with what sudeep had said about Kantipurs good work. Kantipur is the leading news media in Nepal and honest. Kantipur should also launch a program to cover corruption in ministries and local offices with hidden cameras and expose corrupt people and bring them to justice. This will lift Kantipur and Nepal to a new level.

    Thanks Kantipur for letting our views shared.

  27. Paul Pütz - Germany/Pokhara said,

    March 21, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    One gets liberty at everyone does not hit a corner given. Liberty is a privilege which one fight for must. Who liberty really wants goes for this liberty. If journalists strike themselves on the side of parties, then want this no liberty to separate are primarily the commerce to hunt.

    I report for quite some time directly from Nepal without if and however. My Nepalese wife supplies with all necessary information to me ,around Germany to inform Switzerland and Austria about the situation in Nepal. Also I find it nevertheless somewhat amusing, if you nepalesen you from the foreign country at the conditions in Nepal surprise. Want to change something for it? Then come back in your Country and create the future of Nepal with your own ideas and energie . Only together the Nepalese people can to a durable peace find.

    Paul Pütz
    Free Journalist
    Nepalese Liberty Free Press
    Magazin for German – Switzerland – Austria

  28. Jayaram lamichhan/irving texas said,

    August 27, 2007 at 5:22 am

    i am really worried about the ongoing situation in nepal. i know the long history of nepal which i think will never change throught the change in the political system of nepal. the only way we can change our country is by the change in the habbit of our political parties not any particular which shows the contradiction in the way they say and in the way they do.i know all the parties do the same thing when they reach in the power. Till now i havent seen any nepali idol who can change the face of nepal by deeds but i have seen the so called revolutionary groups who always speaks more than they can do.let me request you all i dont want my country changed to singapoor but give me the peaceful nepal whcih is the need of all .i dont support anykind of political system which doesnt support the basic rights of human as stated in the Geneva convention. for me democracy is the most and a human can fully express him only through the democracy. so i want to request all the politicians irrespective of which party they belong: to respect the basic human rights such as press freedom.the only way i think the country can tackle with the corruption and the reformation of the country can only be done by means of press. why thousands of nepali students go abroad to study? why thousands of nepali go to work in arabian pennunsula?? why nepali go to iraq even they know it is difficut there??? do any of you have concept about you. You may cheat others but i know you cant cheat yourselves. I dont the present be the bitter thuth in the history. Let the new generation live in the independent and unified nepal with the chest like the mountains and head unbowed….my country is my glory and my identity…please dont spoil my country which is my request as well as challenge……

  29. Shraddha ,seattle,Wa said,

    October 16, 2007 at 12:08 am

    Yes,the situation of Nepal is really worse but what are we doing to get it better.We are living in different country and looking at the pictures and posting comments good or bad.If we want to change Nepal in better way then we all need to go back there daju bhai ho!

  30. Sajina kansakar, Finland said,

    February 7, 2008 at 4:48 pm


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