Every Nepali who has a memory of the Maoist conflict knows terror-fatigue during those 10 long years. Most adult Nepalis were exposed to radio news of bus bombings, kidnappings and battle casualties every day. Twenty years ago this week, a Maoist raid in Sandhikharka of Arghakhanchi left at least 110 dead: 60 security forces personnel, two civilians and 50 Maoists. The same week, 100 were killed in a battle in Sindhuli.
September 16, 2022