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Maoists and UML join forces to attempt stopping Koirala from attenting SAARC summit

Posted by n3wday on July 30, 2008

This article appeared on Nepal News.

Maoists, UML join forces to stop Koirala from attending SAARC summit

CPN (Maoist) and CPN (UML), the two major left parties that together form majority in the Constituent Assembly, have joined forces in their bid to stop caretaker Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala from attending the SAARC summit being held in Sri Lanka Aug 2-3.
Head of CPN (Maoist)’s foreign department, C. P. Gajurel, speaking at the programme, Tuesday, July 29 08. nepalnews.com/ANA
Head of CPN (Maoist)’s foreign department, C. P. Gajurel, speaking at the …

Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and UML general secretary Jhala Nath Khanal reached an understanding, during a meeting held at UML’s parliamentary party office Tuesday, to bar Koirala from attending the summit.

The two parties also agreed to table a motion at the CA to this effect on Wednesday. Maoist and UML leaders are learnt to have already started work on the draft of the motion.
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Maoists to take to streets if Koirala becomes PM again

Posted by n3wday on July 30, 2008

This article appeared on Nepal News.

Maoists to take to streets if Koirala becomes PM again

Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has warned that his party would launch nationwide agitation if Girija Prasad Koirala becomes prime minister, again.

Speaking at a programme organised by Muslim Mukti Morcha in the capital, Saturday, Prachanda claimed ‘foreign forces’ were plotting to make Koirala PM again.

“Domestic and foreign forces are conspiring to make Koirala prime minister. If that happens, that will be against the people’s mandate. We will bring people in the streets against such move,” said Prachanda, without elaborating who he meant by such forces.
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Nepal: Mutiny in Police camps

Posted by Mike E on July 30, 2008

One of the well known signs of a true revolutionary crisis is that some of the most backward forces in society sometimes “catch the fever.” In Nepal there have been mutinies among the police rank-and-file against the terrible work conditions and haughty feudal treatment of their superiors. Kasama is publishing two articles on this. this second one is from the revolutionary Nepali newspaper The Red Star.

For the first time in the history of Nepal, low ranking policemen of the Armed Police Force (APF) from the Chandika Battalion of Parbat district and the Bageswori Battallion of Nepalgunj (a town of western Nepal) revolted against the repression of their high level officers.

The mutiny of the junior policemen against their officers started first in the Parbat district, where the junior policemen accused the officers of treating them badly, beatings, prejudice, of providing poor quality rations etc. The policemen have simple demands, such as edible food, the ending the abusive behavior, the payment of the allowances the government had promised for their work on Constituent Assembly election, holidays to visit their families and homes etc.

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Nepal Police’s Revolt: An example of state lawlessness, or the product of revolution?

Posted by n3wday on July 30, 2008

One of the well known signs of a true revolutionary crisis is that some of the most backward forces in society sometimes “catch the fever.” In Nepal there have been mutinies among the police rank-and-file against the terrible work conditions and haughty feudal treatment of their superiors. Kasama is publishing two articles on this.

The first article was provided by the Conflict Study Center

Nepal Police’s Revolt: An Example of State Lawlessness

Incident IV: Against the low quality food, rampant ill-treatment and discrimination not by others, but by their own seniors, about 500 Nepal Police rank and file seized the Riot Control Battalion and the Mid-western Regional Company at Nepalgunj (about 650 km west from Kathmandu) on July 12, 2008. They took seven-senior officers including one SSP (Senior Superintendent of Police), 3 SP (Superintendent of Police) and others hostage. Those hostages were identified as SSP Parsuram Khatri, Chief of Bheri Zone, SP Ghanashyam Bhatta, Chief of the Riot Control Battalion, and SP Akhtar Ali Ansari, Chief of the Mid-western Regional Company. The rank and file has put-forward a 20-point demand to the state. To make the officers’ captivity publicly known, the rebels fired 15 rounds onto the air from the Battalion premises. As the security and law and order providers themselves were involved in terrifying the people, Nepalgunj became tense on July 12th and 13th. Moreover, the agitating policemen warned surrounding pedestrians not to walk near the road. They barricaded the main gate with barbed wire, and shouted for action against the corrupt boss and administration.

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