[Frontlines editorial comment: A noted Black writer/poet in the US, Langston Hughes, once penned these lines on the frustrations of the denied and delayed. It is appropriate to the events in Nepal today.
“What happens to a dream deferred?
Maybe it just sags
Or does it explode?”
KATHMANDU, Feb 5: A group of 70 former disqualified Maoist combatants on Sunday disrupted the ongoing voluntary retirement process in the Surkhet-based Maoist cantonment by vandalizing a makeshift office used by officials from the secretariat for the Special Committee.
According to Dipak Prakash Bhatt, who is also a secretariat member, the disqualified combatants pushed their way into the cantonment at around 3:30 pm and tore apart the four tents of the makeshift office, vandalized three laptops, tables and chairs before they were taken under control by verified combatants in the cantonment. Continue reading