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Indian Maoists’ General Strike aganst Police Killing

Posted by Mike E on May 24, 2008

Thanks to Maoist Revolution.

Bhubaneswar (Orissa): CPI (Maoists) on Thursday called a three-day long down to dusk bandh (general trike) in Malkangiri district under the South-Western Police range in protest against the killing of two Comrades on May 16 by the Special Operation Group Jawans.

Roads in Motu, Kalimela, Beijingguda, MV-79, MV-99, Balimela, Chitrakonda, MV-70 and several others major locations of the districts were deserted.

The Maoist guerrillas have posted banners and distributing leaflets asking locals to support their bandh call.

“The May 16 police encounter was illegal and unconstitutional, ” a banner pasted in Motu area of the district reads. The poster further slammed the police excess on their cadres and combing operations being jointly carried by the Orissa Police and CRPF Jawans under the elite Special Operation Group.

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Nepal Maoists With Green Light to form Government

Posted by Mike E on May 24, 2008

Report gathered by the Democracy and Class struggle blog

The Maoists have finally received the green signal they have been looking for, with four major parties in the Constituent Assembly – Nepali Congress, CPN (Unified Marxist Leninist), Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) and Terai Madhesh Loktantri Party (TMLP) – agreeing to allow the Maoist party, which has emerged as the biggest party through the Constituent Assembly election, to take over the reins of the new government.

An understanding to this effect was reached at a meeting of the aforesaid four parties in Singha Durbar Thursday.

The four parties have also decided to urge Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala to invite the CPN-Maoist to form the new government, stressing that the Maoists should immediately start the process for the formation of the new government.

NC leader and Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Ram Chandra Poudel, who was one of the participants at the meeting, told reporters after the meeting that the four parties also agreed to “resolve the constitutional crisis” through an amendment in the interim constitution. He said that the likely composition of the next government was also discussed at the meeting.

A meeting of five parties, CPN-M included, is to take place in the evening. Top leaders of NC, CPN (UML) and MJF had agreed on Wednesday to form a common stance on future power sharing — ceremonial president after the abolition of monarchy – and amendment of the interim constitution so that a government can be formed and removed through a simple majority in the Constituent Assembly rather than the existing provision of it needing 2/3rd majority.

However, the Maoists are clearly against both these ideas and have vowed to oppose it.

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