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Nepal: Maoist-led Squatters Seize Land

Posted by Ka Frank on November 28, 2009

Posted on Himalayan Times, November 25, 2009

Maoists seize Golchha’s land

Surendra Kafle

Nepalgunj: Violating the Comprehensive Peace Accord, a sister wing of the UCPN-Maoist seized 21 bighas of land at Rajhena in Kohalpur on Wednesday.

More than 100 activists led by Prem Shah, Banke chairman of the All Nepal Landless Squatters’ Association affiliated to the Tharuwan State Committee, which is aligned to UCPN-M, erected the party flag and seized the land belonging to late Mahendra Golchha.

Shah rationalised the action, stating that the land would be distributed among the squatters. He claimed that they seized the land, as the government had failed to implement the 12-point agreement to take the peace process ahead. He added that a meeting of the TSC held on November 13 had decided to seize land in several districts. Read the rest of this entry »

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Invitation to All-India Convention Against War on People

Posted by Ka Frank on November 28, 2009

Friends,

As you read this invite, Indian state’s ongoing war on people that began on the 1st of November will already complete several weeks. The body-count of the adivasis –the prime victims of the Indian government’s ‘hunt’– also started to mount.

As per the sporadic news from the Ground Zero trickles in through the media, the casualty is escalating by each passing day, as grow the number of burnt villages, persons displaced, injured or arrested. We hear of battalions of CRPF, COBRA, C-60, Grey Hounds, ITBP, Anti-Naxal Task Force and a whole assortment of armed paramilitary and police forces stepping up their operation in Dandakaranya and adjoining regions, backed by air force helicopters and US intelligence satellites, commanded by army top brass. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal: 200,000 Animals Sacrificed in Feudal Festival

Posted by Ka Frank on November 28, 2009

Kantipur Report, November 25, 2009

Second day of Gadhimai fair sees over 200,000 animal sacrifice

BARA – Thousands of goats, chickens, ducks and pigeons were sacrificed on the second day of Gadhimai festival being held at Bariyapur of Bara district.

Around 200,000 goats and birds that were brought by the pilgrims were slaughtered on Wednesday, said Shivchandra Kushawaha, chairman of the festival organising committee.

On Tuesday, the first day of the festival, around 17,000 buffaloes were slaughtered. Raman Thakur Bhuihaar, who hails from Sitamadi in Indian state of Bihar, alone made an offer of 105 buffaloes for sacrifice.

It is believed that sacrificing animals at the festival brings one prosperity and wards off evil. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal: Maoist Women Disrupt Beauty Pageant

Posted by Ka Frank on November 28, 2009

My Republica, November 24, 2009.

Maoists: Tired or transformed?

Jainendra Jeevan

As usual, Maoist-affiliated All Nepal Women’s Association (Revolutionary) and some women rights activists tried to disrupt the Miss Nepal beauty pageant 2009 with sloganeering and demonstration of black flags. Despite that, the pageantry was successfully held last Thursday ([September 24]. Because of possible security threats, this year the event managers chose Army Officer’s Club located within the premises of army headquarters as their venue.

However, the high security zone alone was not a factor that prevented the cancellation of the event; this time the protestors too did not seem to be in a mood to force the event to closure as they had done last year. This year, their rallies appeared more like a ritual rather than a real threat, which were primarily for the consumption of party cadres. Read the rest of this entry »

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