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Nepal: Launching a New Phase of Struggle

Posted by n3wday on August 9, 2009

ucpn_flag_fist_nepal_demonstration_protest_civilian_supremacyThis article was published on eKantipur.com.

Maoist deadline set to end, warning sign ahead; 22 parties firm

Kantipur Report

KATHMANDU, Aug 6 – With the deadline set by the UCPN (Maoist) to address the issue of ‘civilian supremacy’ ends Thursday evening, there is a warning sign in the road ahead for the already-troubled UML-led government.

The political crisis is likely to deepen and eclipse the major tasks of drafting a new constitution and taking the beleaguered peace process to a logical end as the major political parties remained adamant on their respective stances.

Earlier, the main opposition party UCPN (Maoist), who quit the government in May following a row over reinstating the Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), had warned to storm from the parliament and the streets from Friday if their demand for civilian supremacy over military was not addressed by this evening. Read the rest of this entry »

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Plans to capture Maoists in Lalgarh failing

Posted by n3wday on August 9, 2009

lalgarh_uprising_adivasis_women_CPI_Maoist_India_West_BengalThe following article discusses a special forces operation launched in Lalgarh, West Bengal, meant to suppress the people’s rebellion and reestablish the control of the police. For a summary of events in Lalgarh up to this point, see the Kasama pamphlet “Revolution in India: Lalgarh’s Hopeful Spark“.

This article was published on Headlines India.

Lalgarh operation yet to deliver success, admits Bengal

Lalgarh (West Bengal): The security operation carried out by the police and paramilitary forces to flush out Maoists from the trouble-torn belt of Lalgarh has not received satisfactory results, the West Bengal government conceded today.

“Initially, we received significant success in establishing the rule of the law in Lalgarh, but in the latter half of the operation the result has not been very satisfactory,” Home Secretary Ardhendu Sen told reporters after a meeting with senior state police officer.

“As a matter of fact, we have seen that the incidents of killing and abduction are taking place there. We’ve also not been able to arrest those top-rung Maoist leaders who have taken shelter in the inhospitable forest terrains of Lalgarh. Read the rest of this entry »

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