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Tinkune 'park' becomes a new haven for drug users, prostitution and hooligans
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Kathmandu, Nov. 6 -- A green facade that the city authorities cobbled together overnight to hide the derelict grounds at Tinkune in Kathmandu during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit has become an object of public ridicule. Many lampooned the fact that the facade was a fitting encapsulation of the superficial beautification the city went through during Xi's visit, only for everything to be abandoned once he had left. But now, weeks after Xi's visit, for locals, the derision has turned into concern.
"The city authority basically built a wall to block the view of the field. But that space now has become a place for drug users, sex workers and ruffians," said Abinash Parajuli, a local.
Even the police admit that Tinkune park, which is b...
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