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Nepal Maoist cadres told to take up arms again

Posted by Admin on September 9, 2009


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news_78087901.jpgThe firebrand vice chairman of the Nepal Communist Party–Unified Maoists, Dr. Babu Ram Bhattarai, has instructed his party cadres to prepare themselves to re-take up arms.

Dr. Bhattarai, who is currently coordinating the Maoists’ Party led United Peoples’ Uprising Committee, said on Tuesday September 8, 2009, while addressing a program in his home district Gorkha, that to sweep out the incumbent government and to brave the possible repressive measures adopted by the government, our cadres should be ready to re-weapon themselves.

“If the government took repressive measures against our peaceful demonstration, it will invite a disaster of colossal dimension”, he said.

The program was organized by the Maoists’ party affiliated All Nepal Peasants Association.

Dr. Bhattarai opined that the incumbent government was the government of the defeated one which was formed with the support of the foreigners.

2009-09-09 09:04:38

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Nepal’s Maoist CC Member Binod: We Have to Accomplish Insurrection

Posted by Admin on September 1, 2009


nepal_maoistsPosted by n3wday on August 31, 2009

Members of World People’s Resistance Movement from Britain and Ireland conducted this interview in Nepal.

At this moment when there is no experience of revolution in the 21st century, when there is no advanced proletarian revolutionary movement in the world, when this country is encircled and governed by Indian expansionism, at this moment against imperialism and expansionism, we have come to the decision that we have to accomplish insurrection. This is the important outcome of this meeting.”

WPRM: Can you introduce yourself please?

Com. Binod: My name is Comrade Binod. I am a Central Committee member and secretary of the state council for Mahakali state, which comprises seven districts in the far west of Nepal.

WPRM: Can you tell us about the recent Central Committee meeting and its implications for the coming weeks and months?

Com. Binod: In the life of the party, this Central Committee meeting has been unusual from the point of view of ideology and debate. We have received an opportunity, and we are proud that this meeting has been very unusual because it has taken place amid the deep curiosity of the proletariat in Nepal as well as the world over. This curiosity is positive. At the same time, the imperialists and reactionaries also have an expectation. Amid this we have carried out a great meeting, and made decisions which have made us proud to talk about this meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

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Prachanda slams India for its operations against CPI Maoist

Posted by Admin on August 3, 2009


prachandaKATHMANDU: Nepal’s Maoists chairman Prachanda has criticized India and Sri Lanka for allegedly “suppressing” the extremist outfits in the two countries and said his party would renew its ties with the international fraternal groups.

“The military action of Sri Lankan government against the armed group LTTE and Indian government’s armed action against Indian Maoists in Lalgarh are deplorable acts,” he said while addressing media persons here yesterday.

The Maoists’ have also decided to strengthen their ties with all the Marxists, Leninist and Maoist parties of the world.

“It is our policy to support any movement launched by the Maoists anywhere in the world and we oppose suppression of such struggle by the government,” Maoist central secretariat member Narayankaji Shrestha ‘Prakash’ said.

The Maoists’ central committee meeting has decided to renew its fraternal relations with international organizations having similar ideologies such as RIM (Revolutionary International Movement) and COMPOSA (Coordination Committee of Maoist Parties and Organisations of South Asia) and other international communist bodies.

“We will not tolerate any action by the state against our international fraternal organisations,” Maoists’ Foreign Affairs Department chief C P Gajurel said. TOI

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U.S. Involvement in Nepal Army Integration?

Posted by Admin on July 24, 2009


maoist_pla_nepal_UCPNThis article was published on eKantipur.

US Congress gets tough on aid to Nepal Army
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KATHMANDU, July 21 – The US Congress has imposed conditions on the military assistance it provides to Nepal.

These conditions, made in the S.1434 bill, approved by the US Senate Committee on Appropriations on July 9, states that American military aid to Nepal will be contingent on Nepal Army’s (NA’s) cooperation with civilian judicial authorities into investigations of human rights violations, the progress made by the NA in redefining its mission, undergoing reform to strengthen civilian control and facilitation of the integration of Maoist combatants into the NA.

The S.1434 bill lists planned expenditures for the US Department of State, foreign operations and related programmes for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2010. The bill says that all funding provided to Nepal under the heading “Foreign Military Financing Programme” will be provided if the US Secretary of State certifies to the Committee on Appropriations that the Nepali armed forces are cooperating fully with investigations and prosecutions by civilian judicial authorities of violations of internationally recognised human rights. The bill also requires the armed forces to be working constructively to redefine its mission, implement reforms including establishment of a civilian ministry of defence to su-pport budget transparency and accountability, and facilitate the assimilation of former rebel combatants into the forces consistent with the goals of reconciliation, peace and stability. Read the rest of this entry »

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India, don’t supply weapons to the Nepal Army!

Posted by Admin on July 24, 2009


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Dahal warns of new round of confrontation if India resumes weapons supply

Unified CPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has reportedly warned Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal that the government’s plan to import weapons from India will derail the fragile peace process.

According to reports, the Maoist Chairman called PM Nepal Wednesday morning and expressed serious objection of his party to Defense Minister Bidhya Bhandari’s request to India to resume weapons supply to Nepal.

Dahal also said that import of any weapons while the peace process is still on is against the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) and will completely jeopardize the peace process, leading to resumption of violence and more bloodshed in the country.

India stopped supplying lethal weapons to Nepal following the royal takeover in February 2005, but continued to provide non-lethal military hardware.

On Tuesday, Defense Minister Bhandari met her Indian counterpart A.K Antony and Foreign Minister S.M Krishna in New Delhi and asked for resumption of military assistance to Nepal. She later told the media that India was positive on resuming the stalled military assistance and that details of the support would be finalised by a meeting of a bi-national committee. Read the rest of this entry »

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THE RED STAR, Nepal’s National Magazine.

Posted by Admin on February 9, 2008


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Dear Sir/Madam,

Please find the latest Issue of THE RED STAR, Nepal’s National Magazine.

With Greetings,

The Red Star

Nepal’s National Magazine

Kathmandu, Nepal.

Email- trs.nepal@gmail.com

Website- www.krishnasenonline.org

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Interview whith Maoist leader Ram Bahadur Thapa. (Nepal Times.)

Posted by Admin on October 31, 2007


“I stand with the revolution”
Interview with Maoist leader Ram Bahadur Thapa in Nepal, 28 October

MIN BAJRACHARYA
By raising demands on the eve of the constituent assembly elections, the Maoists are accused of being against polls. Why are you going against the very agenda you raised?
On a superficial level, it looks like the CPN-M was behind the delay in elections. But if you take a closer look, you’ll see that the NC and other parties are the main culprits. Take a look at our demands, and see if they are legitimate or not. The parties are responsible for the election postponement because they refused to budge.

Don’t you see that you are endangering the peace process and a return to war?
We have seen that danger. If the government tries to suppress our peaceful revolution with weapons then it will be clear that they have no desire to hold elections or change to a republic. I don’t think they’ll make such a stupid move. But history has shown that in extreme cases, people do resort to stupidity. So we haven’t dismissed that possibility.

In the span of one-and-a-half years, what have you accomplished and what have you lost?
Our recently concluded fifth plenum answers this question. There were forces that tried to isolate us by labelling us terrorists. They have failed. The middle class no longer misunderstands us and we have established international relations. But there have also been losses. We have had trouble making the changes we wanted. We failed to make the people understand many of our agreements. Regressive forces have made use of that. Our weaknesses in madhesi, janjati and republican issues have been exposed.

Are you a hardliner?
No. There are right-wingers, middle-of-the-roaders, and leftist factions in our own party and they are in constant conflict.

So where do you stand among those factions?
We are revolutionaries and I fall into that category. Our party follows the revolutionary code. I am on the side of revolution and if the party line goes against my beliefs, then I will stand with the revolution.

It is said that you have tried to establish yourself against Chairman Prachanda.
That is also part of a conspiracy. I do not surface in public much, and that is my weakness. This rumour has spread because certain factions wish it.

You have said that you do not want a republic like that in Iraq or Sikkim.
We want a Nepali republic, where Nepalis make the decisions. Foreign help will be required, but not foreign direction. If foreigners try to direct us instead of just helping us, it will be an attack on our national integrity.

You have maintained that there is an Indian hand in everything, but we do not see you opposing it.
Our line on India is clear. There are many treaties and agreements with Nepal that need to be changed. We don’t want to ruin our relationship with India, we want to make it better in the future. But our party will oppose India’s incorrect actions. Certain factions in India are hatching a conspiracy against the movement of the Nepali people. This is an attack on our independence. The madhesi incidents are also anti-national.


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The Political Stand Off In Nepal

Posted by Admin on September 26, 2007



By Harsh Dobhal

25 September, 2007
Countercurrents.org

This week, Maoists have resigned from the government after most governing parties opposed their demand that the monarchy be abolished before the elections scheduled in November. They have clearly accused PM Koirala and his Nepali Congress of trying to protect King Gyanendra and have warned to start a new “people’s revolt” for the abolition of monarchy. Maoists were quick to gather that conservative elements in political parties are gathering together. Other coalition partners contend that the decision about Nepal’s future political system should be decided by a special assembly after the November elections.

Having suffered for decades at the hands of a brutal, Royal Nepalese Army, armed police and king’s other security forces, the people of Nepal rose in millions during the April revolution last year with a clear objective in mind: abolition of the centuries-old monarchy.

Despite American, Chinese and Indian chess games of diplomacy, the people of Nepal succeeded in putting their stamp on history and the king was forced to retreat and give up his absolute and unlimited powers. As in all revolutions, there was always the danger that the forces of reaction would regroup and old hawks of Nepali politics will try to have their way.

After over a decade of underground struggle, Maoists came over ground, disarmed and joined the government with the Seven Party Alliance. They put forward a series of unprecedented proposals for the restoration of true democracy, the disarming of the militia and drafting of a new Constitution. It was a brave decision by Maoists to outline the roadmap for a brave new Nepal.

Maoists, as much as the people, were always clear that monarchy should have no place in Nepali politics, that the country should be immediately declared a Republic. They never had any doubt that Nepal needs a general election, having abolished monarchy where the most marginalized – the dalits, the adivasis, madhesis, vanvasis, women, minorities and other weaker sections – will have adequate representation.

At that time the move was seen as an end to their armed rebellion and this little, beautiful Himalyan nation appeared to be on the threshold of a new era. This week, Maoists have resigned from the government after most governing parties opposed their demands that the monarchy be abolished before the elections scheduled for November.

They have clearly accused Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and his Nepali Congress of trying to protect King Gyanendra and have warned to start a new “people’s revolt” for the abolition of monarchy. Other coalition partners contend that the decision about Nepal’s future political system should be decided by a special assembly after the November elections.

The Maoists had earlier joined the interim government in April 2006, after signing a peace agreement with the government. The new developments simply signify the fact that Nepal’s politics has been slowly but steadily lapsing into complacency from such momentous changes that were paving the way for not just consistent and lasting democratisation of the State but also its secularisation from a declared only Hindu State.

Maoists were quick to gather that conservative elements in political parties are gathering together. However, these forces would be compelled to come to negotiation with Maoists as the tide might rise once again. Maoists may have lost some ground after April Revolution of last year, but they have enough base to win back that ground. And they know it, for otherwise none is going to be as hard hit by new developments as Maoists who had laid down their weapons at a time when the mood in Nepal was upbeat.

The crisis that had been gathering over Nepal howsoever surreptitiously during past few months bode ill for the Maoists. And, they had no option but to take a strong decision to quit the government. Koirala had sadly been missing this till the Maoists decided to part away with his dispensation. Even if the country goes to polls on November 22, the appeal of the Maoists would be powerful, as they have raised more basic issues than merely electing legislators. So it is in the best interest of the government and the people to see as to how the Maoists’ participation in not just polls but the political process is won back.


India has come under Nepalese ire, for Koirala has been blamed of toeing New Delhi’s line. Yet, the fact is that the Manmohan Singh Government is grappling with its own crisis where the Left is miffed by it over the nuclear issue and it lacks the kind of cohesion that it had until last year when the Nepal crisis was solved.


India can facilitate in solving a crisis in a neighbouring country like Nepal, but it can only ill afford to dictate anything to any one. The move by Maoists has raised fresh questions about the peace process and stability in Nepal. Will the feudal, pro-monarchy forces and their external patrons come together for maneuver? Does the political mainstream of Nepal now belong to these elements or to radical forces?


Is the spirit of the April revolution still lingering in the hearts of Nepalese people? Are some of the parties engaging in a conspiracy against the peoples’ aspirations and demands? The answers to these and many other questions will unfold in coming weeks and months.

(harshdobhal@gmail.com )

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Maoists dismiss Indian media reports; say Ramdev’s camp should run smoothly

Posted by Admin on September 22, 2007



Kantipur Report

KATHMANDU, Sept 22 – The CPN-Maoist Saturday dismissed as “unfounded” some Indian media reports, which alleged that the Maoists were behind the disruption of Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev’s camp, which was due to start at Tundikhel in Kathmandu from Saturday morning.

“We believe that the camp should run smoothly. And, we request everyone to be assured of our belief,” Maoist spokesperson Krishna Bahadur Mahara said in a press statement issued Saturday.

One of the leading Indian news channels, Aaj Tak, this morning broadcasted a report citing unknown sources that Swami Ramdev was in danger due to the Maoist threat in Nepal.

“Such baseless, misleading propaganda is a conspiracy of the regressive forces against the people’s desire for republic and peace,” Mahara said of media reports.

Thousands of followers of Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev had to make a sad return after they received a last-minute confirmation that the Yoga Camp scheduled to begin from 5am this morning was postponed for Sunday morning.

According to the police administration, today’s Yoga Camp had to be cancelled owing to some security reasons.

In his statement, Mahara added, “We request the common people and the camp organizers not to be misled by such unfounded news-reports.”

“What we want to make it clear is that the Government of Nepal has itself stopped the camp under different pretexts while the talks on the camp were held last night with the concerned sides,” he added.

The Maoists have also taken an exception to some Indian media reports on Kapilvastu violence.

“Some Indian media have linked us to Kapilvastu incident. We consider this too as a part of the conspiracy to defame our party,” he added.

“We appeal the ordinary Nepali people who are in favour of the federal democratic republic and peace to defeat all conspiracies of the regressive elements to move ahead with care and determination,” the statement added.

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/000200709220340.htm

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ANNISU-R Announces Agitation Plan

Posted by Admin on September 20, 2007




THT Online
Kathmandu, September 20

Maoist-affiliated All Nepal National Independent Students Union-Revolutionary (ANNISU-R) on Wednesday announced an agitation to pressurise the government for the fulfillment of it’s demands.

Issuing a release, president of the ANNISU-R Lekhnath Neupane said the union will organise public hearings at all educational institutions from September 19 till October 3. During the public hearing, the corrupt and mafia present in the education sector will be exposed, Neupane said.

A belly rally will be organised in Baluwatar on September 26, motorcycle rallies in all the cities of the country on September 29 and a nationwide torch rally will be organised on October 3. The ANNISU-R said the students will join the general strike from October 4 to 6, announced by the CPN (Maoist).

ANNISU-R president Neupane, vice-president Ram Deep Acharya and general secretary Himal Sharma will lead the struggle in Kathmandu. Another vice-president Yubaraj Chaulagain will lead the struggle in Biratnagar, Kanchan Khanal in Pokhara, Bindaman Bista in Nepalgunj, Ramesh Malla in Butwal, CP Kadariya at Jhapa, Dinesh Yadav in Janakpur, Suresh Gautam in Chitwan, Anil Sharma in Dang and Narendra Neupane in Dhangadi.

Meanwhile, the Revolutionary Journalists’ Association on Wednesday submitted a 10-point memorandum to Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, giving the latter 10 days to meet its demands.

Acting president of the RJA Govinda Acharya said they demanded that action be taken against the murderer of senior journalist Krishna Sen, whereabouts of the missing people be made public, compensation be provided to the journalists injured during the second Jana Andolan, Rs 1 million be provided to the families of the journalists killed during the movement and the recently-promulgated Working Journalists’ Act be enforced immediately.

Acharya said the association will wage a struggle if the government remains indifferent to its demands.
During a corner meeting organised earlier by the association at Maitighar Mandala, president of the Network of Weeklies and Fortnightlies Dev Prakash Tripathee and Ganesh Basnet, general secretary of the Press Chautari Nepal, expressed solidarity with the association’s cause.

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"No forces on the earth will be able to stop the victory of the people" -Prachanda

Posted by Admin on September 19, 2007



September 30, 07: Gheaoing the District Election Offices throughout
During the Mass meet immediately the Maoists have unveiled their 19 day long protest programs. It follows:

September 19-21, 07: Campaign for creating awareness among the Masses for total proportional system.

September 22, 07: Demonstration and protest programs in front of the VDC’s and the Municipal offices throughout the country.

September 29-October 3, 07: Exposing the culprits of Janaandolan-II as outlined by the Rayamajhi Commission and the noted corrupts of the country.

October 4-6, 07: Nationwide Political Strike.

Speaking at the mass meet organized in the capital yesterday the Maoists deputy in command Dr. Babu Ram Bhattarai said that his party will wage the struggle within the framework of the Peace agreements singed in the past with the government.

“If our peaceful protests programs are forcefully quelled by the government, we will thus be forced to retaliate with appropriate measures”, Dr. Bhattarai said.

He also rebuked the Elections Code of Conduct (CoC) that came into effect from yesterday and said that his party was not obliged to follow the CoC as forwarded by the Election Commission.

“The sovereignty of Nepal as a nation state has not been digested by the Indian establishment, it appears”, said Dr. Bhattarai who is otherwise considered to be a close chum of the said establishment.

“The Indian rulers are hell bent on weakening the Maoists”, said Bhattarai further.

Bhattarai also bluntly alleged that September 2, 07 bombings in Kathmandu were plotted by Crown Prince Paras and his cohorts.

The working alliance with the Seven Parties is nearing an end, we are not obliged to work with those who have been found carrying the burden of the already dead institution of monarchy, Bhattarai continued.

From the same platform, Ram Bahadur Thapa alias Badal, another high ranking Maoists’ leader, said that the party was in the final stage of achieving its goal.

“The foreigners and their stooges in the country were trying hard to keep Nepal as a yam between two boulders however, we will burst like a dynamite now”, threatened Badal.

“We have won the battle by quitting the government, the seven party coalition is thus a lost case”, declared Badal- who is considered as a hardliner in the Maoists’ camp.

According to Badal the transitional period has thus come to an end.

Yet another Maoists’ leader Mr. Dev Gurung said that the country has been already Bhutanized.

Source: Mail

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Nepal Maoists quit government

Posted by Admin on September 18, 2007


The CPN (Maoist) has decided to quit the government as eight-party leaders failed to forge consensus on its demands.

Maoist ministers submitted their resignation to Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala as soon as the meeting of top leaders of four major ruling allies ended in a deadlock. The leaders had been engaged in hectic parleys from early morning today.

All four Maoist ministers – Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Dev Gurung, Hisila Yami and Khadga Bishwokarma – were at Baluwatar when the top leaders’ meeting was underway. They left Baluwatar at around 12:30 pm after submitting their resignation to the Prime Minister.

Leaders and intermediaries were engaged in bilateral and multilateral discussions since last couple of days in their attempt to convince the Maoist leaders not to announce departure from the coalition government.

PM Koirala has ‘rejected’ two key Maoist demands: announcement of republic before the polls and proportional representation-based election system.

The CPN-M is organising a mass meeting this afternoon at the Open Air Theatre from where it is announcing its exit from the government and the launching of nationwide protest movement.


nepalnews.com mk Sep 18 07

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