Following up on my previous post, there has been an unfortunate escalation in hostilities and tensions in Nepal... I had loosely been following the issues with Maoist rebels for a few years... clampdown on government and democracy by King Gyanendra a year ago, but now the resultant backlash of pro-democracy activists has fractured Nepal in yet another direction.
A number of articles are reporting that several protesters have been killed in clashes with government forces, and as many as 800 have been jailed over the past few days.
Truly unfortunate and disturbing... I'm hoping that an all-out civil war can be avoided. Certainly Gyanendra has a lot at stake, however much government reaction appears to have been ill-coordinated and heavy-handed.
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