Nepal in shock


Ever since the first images of the hostages pleading for their lives was aired on television last week, most Nepalis have followed the news closely.

Many here could not believe the hostages had been killed as they felt the kidnappers would understand that the Nepalis had travelled to Iraq in search of work and not for any military role.

Anger was directed at the Government for not making any effort in resolving the issue, but is also directed at the kidnappers for picking people who were most vulnerable.

The government had long banned Nepalese citizens from going to Iraq.