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Decks cleared for Maoist government in Nepal?

Posted by n3wday on July 19, 2008

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Decks cleared for Maoist government in Nepal

After a 10-year war to capture power by the gun, Nepal’s Maoists on Monday began edging closer to their target with the caretaker parliament clearing the decks for the formation of a new government under their leadership.

”We will form the new government by this week,” Maoist lawmaker and deputy commander of the party’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Janardan Sharma, better known by his war name Prabhakar, told a news agency.

”In the next 48 hours, we expect the election of Nepal’s first president to be held. After that, the new government will be announced,” he said.
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Maoists Work Towards Winning Over the People of Terai

Posted by n3wday on July 19, 2008

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Maoists vow to give special rights to Muslims in Nepal

Maoists vow to give special rights to Muslims in Nepal Kathmandu, July 9: The Nepal Maoists, who played a key role in abolishing the 240-year-old Hindu monarchy and turning the country into a secular state, have vowed to ensure special rights to the minority Muslim community in the Himalayan nation.

“It is not enough to provide equal rights to the Muslims but they should be given special rights as compensation for having been suppressed,” CPN-Maoist Chairman Prachanda told a gathering of the Muslim Mukti Morcha (MMM), a mass people’s organisation affiliated to the party of the Maoist Revolutionaries.
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