Feature - NEPAL. 2005. Maoist Rebellion.
The kingdom of Nepal, once thought of as a peaceful and serene retreat in the Himalayas, has over the last decade plunged into chaos and tragedy. A Maoist insurgency has shook the country since 1996, leaving the country in economic and political shambles. The civil war has cost over 12,000 lives so far, and the communist rebels and the incumbent King Gyanendra’s have reached a stalemate: the Maoists control most of the countryside, while the king’s government are entrenched in the cities.
Today, anyone living in rural Nepal have to deal with the Maoists in one way or another. The term ‘Maoist’...