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New Issues of CPI(Maoist) Information Bulletin and People’s March Available

Posted by n3wday on February 24, 2010

These articles have been made available on Banned Thought.

New Issue of CPI (Maoist) Information Bulletin and People’s March now Available!

“CPI(Maoist) Information Bulletin”, #14, Jan. 22, 2010, 54 pages, 2,969 KB (PDF format)

“People’s March”, Vol. 11, #1, Jan.-Feb. 2010, 28 pages, 1,417 KB (PDF format):

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UNMIN Refuses to Help Nepal Government Tracks Discharged PLA Soldiers

Posted by Ka Frank on February 24, 2010

This article appeared in My Republica on February 18, 2010.

In the article the government expresses concern that as much as 40% of the PLA soldiers are operating out of the cantonments where they have been stationed since the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed in 2006.

UNMIN refuses govt info on discharged combatants

KATHMANDU: United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) has refused to give details about former disqualified Maoist combatants who were discharge recently, questioning the use of such information.

Chief of the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) Karin Landgren conveyed her office´s reluctance to share the information with the government during her meeting with Chief Secretary Madhav Ghimire on Tuesday, said the Prime Minister´s Press Advisor, Bishnu Rijal.

“She told the Chief Secretary that her office will not give the government details of the discharged disqualified combatants, questioning the use of such information,” Rijal told about the Chief Secretary´s meeting with Landgren. “She questioned the use of such information to the government.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal Government Keeps Up Pressure on PLA

Posted by Ka Frank on February 24, 2010

This article appeared on My Republica on February 20, 2010.

No salary half of PLA combatants, says PM

KASKI: Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal today clarified that the government has not stopped the PLA combatants´ salary. Talking to journalists on Saturday afternoon while coming to attend the 7th Convocation of Pokhara University in Lekhnath municipality, PM said rumor on PLA´s salary halt was baseless. However, he said that reassessment on PLA´s salary distribution was required.

Responding a question, PM said the Armed Police Force imported arms from India as per the government´s decision. He said APF and Nepal Police have right to bring in weapons for their skill promotion and trainings. He said he was committed to draft the constitution on time and added new statute would not de written until the existing deadlock ends.

On the occasion, cadres of the Unified CPN (Maoist) had greeted the PM with the black flags.

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Operation Green Hunt Fizzling Out in West Bengal and Jharkhand

Posted by Ka Frank on February 24, 2010

This article appeared in India Today on February 22, 2010.

Operation Green Hunt fizzles out in Red zone

Operation Green Hunt, the joint anti-Maoist action, has failed to make a dent in the contiguous Maoist strongholds of East Singhbhum in Jharkhand and the Jangalmahal area of West Bengal. The Maoist cadres are having a free run in both the states, launching repeated attacks from the densely forested hilly region in the bordering areas.

In the past 15 days, the Maoists have killed scores of policemen in both the states. The massacre at Shilda camp of the Eastern Frontier Rifles, in which 24 jawans were killed, was the biggest ever attack carried out by the Maoists in the region.

In Jharkhand, they kidnapped a block development officer, who was released on Friday after the state government gave in to their demand and set free two jailed Maoist activists.

The Maoists have turned the East Singhbhum district into an impregnable fort using the cover of the Chakulia, Ghatshila and Dalma forests to carry out the attacks. The Shilda camp attack was planned and launched from here. “The densely forested ranges of hills on the Jharkhand-West Bengal border at Chakulia, Bahragora, Ghatshila and Dalma forests are the Maoists’ safest hideouts,” Jharkhand director general of police (DGP) Neyaz Ahmad said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal Importing Arms from India for National Police

Posted by Ka Frank on February 24, 2010

This article appeared on Nepal News on  February 20, 2010.

Govt refutes allegation of arms import; UCPN (M) says APF ‘arms consignment’ aimed at derailing peace

The government has clarified that the two trucks that were obstructed by Maoist cadres at Naubise along the Prithvi Highway Saturday morning were carrying explosives, detonators and logistics for the Armed Police Force (APF), not arms as claimed by the Maoists.

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