Events Quicken, Conflict Sharpens — Eyes On Nepal!
Posted by Mike E on November 1, 2009
A collision has been building for months — since the Nepali military refused to accept civilian and restructure along the lines ordered by the Maoist-dominated government. Since then the Maosts resigned from national office and regrouped in a series of strategic meetings. They have called for public actions — suggesting that this might build to the kind of storm that toppled the King a few years ago. The word insurrection has been mentioned.
And meanwhile the reactionary forces have braced themselves and grouped around the military high command. The chances of a military coup, or strike against the Maoists is very real. And there are reports of the Nepali military leaders meeting with the U.S. representatives and other reactionaries.
All of this has been reported here on Kasama or on our sister site Revolution in South Asia. We urge our readers to back up and reread the interviews and analysis we have been publishing. In particular the recent interview with Baburam Bhattarai is worth reading closely and soberly.
Now the talking, planning, and organizing have come to this: the Nepali Maoists have launched their wave of actions. And we should urge everyone to set their eyes onto Nepal, and prepare to speak out in defense of its people and revolutionary movement.
Here is a relatively hostile article shared with Kasama by Alastair Reith (from Telegraph Nepal):
Nepal Maoist Not Settling for Less, Declare Program of Fresh Action
Come November 12, 2009, the Nepal Maoists are to jolt the nation through their programmes of action that they have already declared, if by then, or prior to that fateful date, their demands are not addressed by the incumbent government.
The primary demands of the Maoists are the prevalence of People’s Supremacy which basically is to force the Nepal President to correct his May 3, 2009, steps wherein the President had reinstated the Maoist’s government sacked then Nepal Army Chief Mr. Katwal.
The Maoists programs of actions are not only hilarious but spine chilling as well.
Look what they have decided to act if the government failed to address their demands prior to November 1, 2009.
November 1, 2009 evening: Official declaration of the fresh movement and countrywide torch demonstration.
November 2, 2009: Gherao of the entire VDCs and Municipalities of the country for the whole day.
November 3, 2009: Mercifully they have no programs on this day.
November 4-5, 2009: Gherao of the entire District Administration Office whole day.
The population has been given three days gap.
November 9, 2009: Declaration of Autonomous Republic(s).
November 10, 2009: Blockade of the Kathmandu valley including the Airport. (Neither take off nor landing will be allowed).
November 11, has been left out.
November 12-13, 2009: Gherao of Government secretariat with millions of people.
Analysts opine that the process of building of a New Nepal is in progress or this fresh movement will further add speed to the ongoing process.
The other side of this movement is positive in that the ongoing dispute will come to an end and the population will take a sigh of relief.