KATHMANDU, Jan. 30, Reuter: Nepal’s Communist Party leader Krishna Raj Berma and 18 other political activists were arrested on Saturday when police broken up a large rally in the capital.

Police, confirming the arrests, said they were following orders to disperse the crowd, which had gathered to commemorate the anniversary of the hanging of two politicians in 1940. The two were hanged in a period when politics were banned.

‘A Nepali Congress Party leader, Ganeshman Singh, condemned the breaking up of the rally as “an insult to democracy”.

Article extracted from this publication >> February 5, 1988