KATMANDU, Nepal Powerful aftershocks continued to convulse Nepal on Sunday, sending residents of Katmandu screaming into the streets again and again a day after a devastating quake killed more than 2,200 (available number till now) people and injured about 5,800.

Streets in parts of this city of about 1.2 million were impassable not so much from quake damage but because tens of thousands of people have taken up residence there. It was a strategy endorsed by a government entirely overwhelmed by the enormity of the challenge facing the country.

As the country’s prime minister, Sushil Koirala, rushed back to Katmandu from an official trip to Southeast Asia it became clear that the Nepalese authorities were ill-equipped to rescue those trapped and would have trouble maintaining adequate supplies of water, electricity and food.

People searched for victims inside collapsed houses in Bhaktapur, 
“In my neighborhood, the police are conspicuous by their absence,” said Sridhar Khatri of the South Asia Center for Policy Studies in Katmandu. “There is not even a show of force to deter vandalism, which some reports say is on the rise.”
We as a good neighbour must stand with the Nepali people in their hour of crisis. Our Prime Minister, the cabinet, all political parties and the entire nation are with them providing all sorts of necessary help. We as a country must do whatever we can to help the small Himalayan country to restore normalcy at the earliest.

We pledge our wholehearted support to the victims within the country and in Nepal.