Protest against funding cut off for festivals on 28th sept 08

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An angry protest was staged by the Newar community(Natives of Kathmandu Valley) against the government for cutting off the budget for the religious festivals(Jatras) celebrated since years on 28th September 2008.

The protesters blocked traffic in Basantapur,Kathmandu by burning tyres.
They also demonstrated rallies in Basantapur.
The security force, to avoid any unhappy incidents.

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11 comments

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September 21, 2008 at 5:14 AM

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September 21, 2008 at 1:43 PM

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September 23, 2008 at 2:33 PM

Ouch! It looks like they were definitely not happy.

September 24, 2008 at 7:55 AM

@wblmom : yeah they were not happy as the government cut the funds off for festivals people have been celebrating since ages.

September 24, 2008 at 9:36 AM

Can't the raise money for the festivals on their own. That would be more productive than rioting.

September 25, 2008 at 11:54 PM

@cube: Yeah you are right but the fund for festivals has been provided by the government since ages and the sudden cut off triggered anger in the citizens.

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