7 May 2009 — The All Nepal Women’s Association – Revolutionary (ANWA-R) protested against President Ram Baran Yadav’s unconstitutional reinstatement of the Chief of Army Staff, General Rookmangud Katawal, despite the cabinet’s decision to fire him. The protesters said that the president’s move threatens the civilian rule and democracy.
For the background, watch Ben Peterson, “Nepal’s Coup” (8 May 2009):
See, also, Neil Horning, “Why Nepal Is Divided Over the Sacking of Army Chief?” (United We Blog! For a Democratic Nepal, 4 May 2009); Ben Peterson, “The Coup in Nepal” (Lal Salam, 5 May 2009); Bishnu Pathak, “Army in Nepali Politics, Politics in Nepal Army (Everything You Wanted to Know)” (United We Blog! For a Democratic Nepal, 6 May 2009).