Kathmandu, February 12
The government has announced a public holiday for Monday to mark the Maoist war anniversary.
This is the first time that the federal government announced a holiday to commemorate the decade-long armed conflict that began in 1996.
Currently, the Maoist supreme leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal leads the government. However, since the war is a controversial topic, experts doubt the continuity of the holiday in the coming years.
As called by the Maoists, the government has termed the war a “people’s war” while announcing the holiday. The term was a bone of contention in the constitution writing process.
But, the government has argued the war has made significant contributions to the country’s political evolvement.