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Press Speculates on International Moves of Nepal Maoists

Posted by n3wday on August 10, 2009

prachanda_communist_flag_UCPN_Maoist_NepalThis article was published on Telegraph Nepal.

Important note: Posting this does not represent any confirmation of the fact or the analysis here. The mainstream press has long speculated about the relationship of the Nepali Maoists and groups like both RIM and CCOMPOSA. And there is no reason (zero) to assume any validity to these current speculations.

We are posting this simply because it is a claim being circulated that our readers would want to know about.

The Nepali Maoists have, however, called for significant reorganization of the relations among communists internationally, and have more recently announced that they intended to revisit their previous communist outreach efforts.  When such things happen we will learn about them from communist sources (and not be able to rely on questionable claims in the non-communist press).

Nepal Maoists chief likely to meet RIM-CCOMPOSA leaders in UK


Pushpa Kamal Dahal, accompanied by his consort Sita Dahal and his heir apparent Prakash Dahal landed in London, Britain Saturday August 8, 2009, at around 5:45 PM local time.

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Nepal: Next wave of struggle is contestation for power

Posted by n3wday on August 10, 2009

ycl_UCPN_Nepal_Maoist_military_trainingThis article was published on Telegraph Nepal.

Retaliate if Nepal Govt resorts to repressive measures: Prachanda


The Chairman of the Unified Communist Party-Maoist Mr. Pushpa Kamal Dahal has asked his political cadres to forcefully retaliate if the government resorts to repressive measures against their protest beginning today, August 7, 2009.

Mr. Dahal instructed his cadres while addressing a training program in Pokhara, Kaski district Thursday, August 6, 2009.

“The Protest will lead to the formation of the National Government, however, I will not lead the emerging government”, Dahal was quoted as saying by one of his cadres adding, “Henceforth, I will steer the party.”

Dahal also told his cadres that the mood of the government was to take retaliatory action against their what he called “logical protest programs”. Read the rest of this entry »

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India: Maoists gaining enough strength to hold territory from state forces

Posted by n3wday on August 10, 2009

CPI_maoist_marching_india_plgaThis article was published in The Hindu. Thanks to Ka Frank for sending this to us.

Growing naxal menace causing concern to police

Staff Reporter

‘Harichandanpur has become the hotbed of Maoist activities’

BHUBANESWAR: The Orissa police on Monday admitted that the cadre of CPI (Maoists) were strengthening their base and were capable of attacking security forces on a large scale in some isolated pockets of the State.

Addressing top-rung police officials at Biju Patnaik State Police Academy here on Friday, Director (Intelligence) of State police Prakash Mishra said naxalites were ready for positional warfare and capable of attacking security personnel at Malkangiri and Narayanpatna area. “They can hold security forces for a longer period.”

Different districts of the State had been controlled by at least 10 divisions of CPI (Maoists) under various names, said Mr. Mishra.

Under Kalinga Nagar Division, naxal cadre moved in difficult forest terrains and Harichandanpur now became the hotbed of their activities, the Director of Intelligence said. They were trying to form regular small armed squads that would move in wider geographical area, he said.

The division, which is bothering the State police, is Bengal-Jharkhand-Orissa Border Committee, which is an extension of Serenda Division in Jharkhand. “Left wing extremists are mainly involved in extraction of money and eyeing at explosives as it is an intensely mined area. Moreover, since it is a hilly terrain, operation against these elements is very difficult,” Mr. Mishra admitted. Read the rest of this entry »

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