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Nepal: New Code of Ethics for Maoist Leaders

Posted by Mike E on August 6, 2009

muddy_rutThe following appeared on Democracy and Class struggle:

The Unified CPN (Maoist) has barred its central leaders from owning private property and engaging in any income generating activities.

The 15-point code of ethics issued by the party’s central committee Saturday has instructed its central leaders to adopt an economical life style and transfer any properties in their name to the party.

It has also decided to take back all but seven four-wheelers being used by various Maoist leaders.

There are about a hundred vehicles belonging to the Maoists temporarily registered in the name of various individuals. The party has decided to allow leaders to use two-wheelers, but allow four wheelers only after taking permission from the central committee.

The code of ethics also bars central leaders from sending their children abroad for education. It has instructed party leaders to devote their full time for party activities and put in physical labour where necessary.

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Hisila Yami: Line Struggle within Nepal’s Maoist Central Committee

Posted by Mike E on August 6, 2009

two_lines_in_nepal_maoist_party2Alastair Reith wrote:

“I think you guys will find this article interesting. It’s by Hisila Yami, a leading woman in the UCPN (M), and sheds a lot of light on the situation. …As far as I’m aware it’s the first article that a leading Maoist has released that explicitly admits that there is a sharp line struggle within the party between ‘those who were advocating a new democratic revolution’ and ‘those who were in favour of restructuring the state.’ And the article states further that in this recent line struggle ‘the full central committee meeting… agreed that regressive forces within and outside the country wanted to see the UCPN (Maoist) taking a bourgeois line while forward-looking forces wanted to see the party taking the course of a new democratic revolution.'”

This piece origionally appeared on eKantipur. The subheads and paragraph breaks below are Kasama’s.

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“The full central committee meeting also agreed that regressive forces within and outside the country wanted to see the UCPN (Maoist) taking a bourgeois line while forward-looking forces wanted to see the party taking the course of a new democratic revolution. It was agreed that the enemy was trying to isolate the party by pushing it to war thus the subject of bringing the peace process to a logical conclusion must be addressed. It was also agreed that civilian supremacy must reign over military supremacy as it was related with restructuring the Nepal Army which has been long due since the monarchy reigned in Nepal.

Similarly, there have been attempts to make the exercise of writing the constitution a dummy affair, thus the party must make the constitution people-oriented and result-oriented.

There have been attempts to undermine the sovereignty of Nepal and break up the country, hence it is the party’s duty to unite all patriotic and democratic forces to consolidate the nation.

And in order to achieve this aim, it is important to rope in all those forces which oppose these regressive steps to form a national unity government under the leadership of the UCPN (Maoist). It is understood that these steps will eventually lead to establishing a people’s federal republic system.”

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