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Interview with Gajurel: Understanding the Revolution in Nepal

Posted by n3wday on May 30, 2009

Gajurel of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)

This article was published on Steven Mauldin’s Zblog.

Interview with C. P. Gajurel

Conducted  by Stephen Mauldin May 28, 2009

“In every revolution there are very few who have a real understanding of Marxism, what Lenin and Mao have said. The masses are motivated by attaining something for their basic well-being not by an understanding of theory. But they learn by practice. The real intentions of the reactionaries are revealed to the masses as they are led through the revolutionary process. Of course, even among the masses supporting the revolutionary struggle are the opportunists. We believe that, over time, the people, without theoretical understanding, will in practice understand the necessity of removing the reactionaries and will recognize the opportunists for what they are. In time, in this way, a transformation will happen; there will be a New Nepal.”

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C.P. Gajurel is a leader of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), a member of the party’s Central Committee and head of their International Department.

In August 2003, when attempting to travel to London, using forged travel documents, Comrade Gajurel was arrested in Chennai, India. Nepali and foreign supporters, including several international communist parties launched a campaign to have him released. In April 2005 a team of European human rights activists was allowed to meet Gajurel in prison. His supporters feared that he would be extradited to Nepal and tortured by Nepali authorities. After the CPN (M) and the government of Nepal signed a Comprehensive Peace Agreement, India dropped charges against Gajurel, of “conspiracy against India”. He was released in November 2006 and returned to Nepal. [1]

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SDM: Thank very much for meeting with me. It’s an honor. Just to begin, a very general question in the direction I would like to explore. The supposition is that the central question is how to seize state power now the Maobadi have left government, the tactics now in these new conditions. [2] Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal Maoists Revive Parallel Government

Posted by n3wday on May 30, 2009

young worker in kathmanduThis article was posted on Telegraph Nepal.

Nepal Maoists revive Parallel State Structure

Enraged and pretty annoyed by their disrespectful departure from the government structure, the Maoists party has begun reactivating the people’s local government and people’s court that had been dismantled by the party’s high command after the party became a part of the main-stream politics more so when it formed the government.

The Maoists Party Central Secretariat meeting of the Dharan City Committee, Sunsari District, stated on Thursday May 28, 2009, that the move was aimed at confronting the government based in Kathmandu that is formed ignoring what is called the peoples’ supremacy.
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