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Nepal: Which Side is the Army On?

Posted by n3wday on January 1, 2010

This article was published in Telegraph Nepal on December 28, 2009.

Nepal Army may support Maoist’s next revolt: Pokharel

If there will be yet another Peoples’ revolt, Nepal Army will in all likelihood support the Maoists’ Party. Such a hair-raising statement was made by one of the Unified Maoists’ Party leaders in the district of Bardia, December 26, 2009.

Lila Mani Pokharel of the Maoists Party added, “The Nepal Army has the clear idea as to who were traitors and who were the real nationalists”, said Pokharel addressing the first district convention of the Young Communist League, YCL, in Rajapur of Bardia on Saturday December 26, 2009. Pokharel also urged the youth to remain committed to safeguard the country from foreign interference.

“Unequal treaties and unequal relations with India should be the major concern of the youth population and remain committed to safeguard Nepal’s National Independence.”


One Response to “Nepal: Which Side is the Army On?”

  1. Ka Frank said

    As Arthur stated in a recent comment, there is a real possibility that many soldiers and junior officers would rebel if ordered to attack the Maoists.

    However, this is quite different from what Pokharel is saying in this article. He is saying that the NA, as it is presently constituted, is a nationalist force that might come over to the side of the Maoists in a future people’s revolt. This is a deadly illusion for any revolutionary in Nepal, or in any other country, to propagate.

    Just to be clear, Telegraph Nepal is not very reliable and may well be distorting Pokharel’s remarks.

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