17th September 2009 Kathmandu Nepal: Nepal’s Peace process is going to the worst ever after Maoist party started to protest against Current coalition government. Almost everyday they are organizing different events of protest such as higher secondary schools closures, showing black falg to the prime minister, presidens etc and vandalising streets.
Hundreds of supporters of Nepal’s former communist rebels clashed with police Wednesday during an anti-government protest at a Katmandu university where the prime minister was attending a graduation ceremony.
The Maoists waved black flags and chanted slogans against Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal and President Ram Baran Yadav outside Tribhuwan University on the southern edge of the capital.
Some of the protesters managed to enter the site of the ceremony and chant slogans before being removed by police. A scuffle broke out between the two sides, with police using bamboo batons to beat the demonstrators, and the protesters retaliating by throwing stones.
Several people were injured on both sides.
The Maoists have been demanding that the government step down. They also are protesting against the president for rejecting the dismissal of the army chief by the previous Maoist-led government.
The decision by the president, who officially commands the military, led Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal to resign as prime minister, and a new coalition government took over in May.
President Yadav has said the army chief’s ouster was unconstitutional. He was not present at Wednesday’s ceremony.
The army chief, Rookmangud Katawal, who retired this month, opposed the integration of thousands of former Maoist fighters into the national army, which was part of a peace deal with the rebels when they laid down their arms three years ago. The fighters are still in United Nations-monitored camps.
The Maoists contested elections last year and emerged as Nepal’s largest political party.
If this situation continues there is a doubt and it is uncertain that if the liberal constitution would be written in time?
Based on Associated Press Reports