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French Translation: Jan Myrdal’s Interview with Ganapathy

Posted by Mike E on February 20, 2010

Ganapathy, Secrétaire Général du CPI(Maoïste)

Thanks to the translation team of Futur Rouge. This article originally appeared in English here.

Conversation avec Ganapathy, Secrétaire Général du CPI(Maoïste)

Par Jan Myrdal et Gautam Navlakha

[Jan Myrdal est un auteur suédois, écrivain politique, journaliste et supporter de longue date des mouvements anticolonialistes, anti-impérialistes et de libération populaire; Gautam Navlakha est le consultant éditorial de l’EPW (Economic and Political Weekly – Hebdomadaire Economique et Politique) et également un éminent activiste des droits démocratiques (attaché au PUDR de Dehli – People’s Union for Democratic Rights – Union Populaire Démocratique pour les Droits Démocratiques)]

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Nepal Maoists Reactivate People’s Court

Posted by Ka Frank on February 20, 2010

This article appeared in the Himalayan Times on February 17, 2010.

Maoists reactivate people’s court in Sankhuwasabha

KHANDBARI: The agitating UCPN-Maoist has reactivated kangaroo court in Sankhuwasabha district, violating the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. The number of cases registered in the kangaroo court far exceed those in the district court. There has been a flow of criminal cases in the district office of the UCPN-Maoist after it encouraged the locals to approach the party with their disputes.

The people’s court has begun giving verdicts, including physical punishment, said Dibyaraj Baral, Khandbari city in-charge of the Maoists. He claimed they had been receiving seven to 10 cases a day. He attributed the people’s faith in the people’s court to the “goodwill generated during the time of the people’s government” while Maoists were still at war with the establishment. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal Congress Party Demand Army Merger Before New Constitution

Posted by n3wday on February 20, 2010

Nepali Army soldiers demonstrate counterinsurgency preparations before U.S. military experts

This article was published on eKantipur on February 18, 2010.

Army integration before statute: Deuba

CHITWAN: Senior leader of Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba said the new constitution cannot be promulgated without integration of Maoist’s People’s Liberation Army personnel. “The country is trapped in several problems due to the Maoists,” he said talking briefly to reporters in Bharatpur on Thursday.

The Maoists should honestly implement the agreements signed in the past, he said, adding that Maoist leaders should stick to politics of consensus.

In another context, the former Prime Minister said the High Level Political Mechanism should work on the basis of consensus. Referring to the incident at Congress headquarters on Wednesday, he said internal disputes need to resolve through mutual collaboration.

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Prachanda: Revolution Will Soon Be at Decisive Juncture

Posted by n3wday on February 20, 2010

This article was published on Nepal News on February 18, 2010.

Dahal asks party workers to concentrate on peace process, constitution

Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said peace process and the constitution-drafting are the main priorities of his party at the moment, asking his party cadres to be focussed on these twin agendas.

Dahal said this while speaking during the national training programme for senior party cadres at Kharipati, Bhaktapur, on Thursday. He also said his party was in favour of consensus to ensure timely drafting of the constitution and bring the peace process to a conclusion, but it would not compromise on the issues it has been raising [alluding to ‘civilian supremacy’ and ‘national independence’].

Saying that the coming three months would mark a very critical phase, Dahal said the ‘revolution’ waged by the Maoist party would soon take a decisive turn. The Maoist chairman further mentioned that ‘rightist inclination’ is becoming a major problem in the party.

The two-day training programme, in which over 4000 senior Maoist cadres from around the country are participating, is concluding later today.

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Nepal: Maoists Disrupt Hydropower Project

Posted by n3wday on February 20, 2010

This article was published on Telegraph Nepal on February 17, 2010.

Nepal Maoist obstruct Upper Marsyangdi Hydro Power Project

It was the turn of Upper Marsyangdi -II to be obstructed by the Unified Maoists party after Mid-Marsyangdi Power Project, claiming first the project had Indian funding and secondly, the project was not in the benefit of the local population.

The Indian company GMR holds 80 percent stake in the Himtal Hydropower Company that was awarded with the right to prepare DPR (Detailed Project Report) of the Upper Marsyangdi -II one and half years back by the government. The Upper Marsyangdi -II 600 MW Hydro Power Project is located in the district of Lamjung.

A group of Unified Maoist Party cadres led by CA members Amar Tanu and Buddhiram Tamu all of a sudden landed at the project site and declared that the project will be closed beginning Tuesday, say reports. “We have shutdown the project as per the policy adopted by central leadership”, said Amar Tamu. Under one pretext or the other, the Maoists have been threatening to obstruct all Hydro-Power Projects that have the Indian funding.

UPPER KARNALI in Dailekh district going to be constructed by GMR-India, ARUN-III in Sankhuwasabha awarded to Sutlej-India and West Seti to be constructed by CIMEC-Australia, co-owned by one Indian company, have been threatened to close down by the Maoists Party.

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