Of late cartoonists have tapped into the rising public disenchantment with the government on issues as disparate as the rape of Nirmala Panta, the proposed Nijgadh airport that will require felling millions of trees, and the friction between two factions of the NCP. Cartoonists have zeroed in on the government’s insensitive responses to serious issues, the seemingly nonsensical quotes providing easy fodder for satire.
Newspaper Headline: ‘Nepal Drowning: Madhav Nepal’
“Mr. Prime Minister, it says Nepal is about to drown!”
“Which Nepal is drowning? The country Nepal or Madhav Nepal?”
Abin Shrestha in Kantipur, 1 October
Madhav Nepal: The country (Nepal) is drowning
On his briefcase: China visit
Basu Kshitiz in Annapurna Post, 2 October
In the newspaper: The country is drowning
KP Oli on TV: The country will not drown, I am bringing ocean liners
Basu Kshitiz in Annapurna Post, 30 September
Policeman: The criminal is found! Capitalism had raped Nirmala!
Durga Baral in Kantipur, 30 September
Signboard: gate to heaven
Gatekeeper: Is everyone from prosperous Nepal?
Girl: Yes, everyone raped Rabin Sayami in Nagarik, 5 October
Signboards outside the window: Punish the rapist, Stop rape, etc
Prachanda: This is definitely a conspiracy against the government!
Durga Baral in Kantipur, 16 September