A piece of advice to tourists in Nepal

Today I read, that following yesterday’s beating of a Japanese tourist, other foreign tourists conducted a candle-light march through Pokhara.  Now, this attack was not the first instance the police have beaten a foreigner – in January another tourist was beaten and arrested following a protest in Kathmandu – and I don’t expect it to be the last.

Yes the strikes and curfews are annoying, yes they are going to disrupt your plans and yes many Nepalis are breaking curfew.  But please get real, the situation is very serious. If there are more plans for tourists to organise further protests or to get involved in protests organised by the Nepalis please realise that this could not only going to change the dynamics of the relationship between tourists and the security forces but also the relationship between tourists and a significant proportion of Nepalis who are not affiliated with the political parties and/or do not support either the protests or the curfews.

I suggest those who are thinking of joining or organising further protests to please consider this point very carefully and also remember not all tourists are prepared to take a lathi charge by group of police.
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Police beating a Nepali citizen.  Picture from Merosansar

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6 Comments »

  1. Rajesh Said:

    God knows when it ends

  2. […] Yes the strikes and curfews are annoying, yes they are going to disrupt your plans and yes many Nepalis are breaking curfew.  But please get real, the situation is very serious. If there are more plans for tourists to organise further protests or to get involved in protests organised by the Nepalis please realise that this could not only going to change the dynamics of the relationship between tourists and the security forces but also the relationship between tourists and a significant proportion of Nepalis who are not affiliated with the political parties and/or do not support either the protests or the curfews. […]

  3. Arnold Said:

    Timothy

    All are not saints that go to church…

  4. i don wanna give Said:

    fuck the cops of nepal they ain’t no cops fucking chavs

  5. joy Said:

    How can the cops beat people like that ! They are just fucking crazy and uneducated. Violance will exaggerate the situatrion but love will heal. Its all upto people to make right decisions. What I saw in the picture is not we all want that really suck and even the Nepali government sucks. We need a young educated and modern leader in our country!!!

  6. charlesetta Said:

    How can I establish credit again if they don’t give me a chance. I used to have excellent credit until my husband ruined that because he never worked. I’m now divorced and would like to try to get my credit back. I also have unpaid medical bills. Please advise if

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