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Leader of People’s Committee against Police Atrocities Murdered by Paramilitaries

Posted by n3wday on February 27, 2010

This article was published on Democracy and Class Struggle.

Lalgarh: PCPA leader Lalmohon Tudu Murdered by Paramilitaries

(CGNet Moderators Note: We can not confirm the content of this note below from Nisha Biswas. We tried to check it with some local journalists who told us that they have also heard similar versions from the locals. They said that according to locals there was no exchange of fire, only search operation was carried out last night. And when they heard this morning that Lalmohan Tudu is dead in an ‘attempted attack on joint force camp’, they were surprised. The journalists also added that Mr Tudu is quite aged and not capable of carrying arms and attacking a camp.)

We all know how good our police is in making stories and killing innocents in the name of encounter. The West Bengal Police is no exception. There was no exchange of fire at Kantapahari as claimed by police. The fact is that the Joint security forces entered the house of Sri Lalmohan Tudu, President PCPA (People’s Committee against Police Atrocities) around 11hrs in night, while he was preparing to go to bed.

He along with his other two relative Yubraj Murmu and Suchitra Murmu, both husband and wife, were picked up in front of his mother, wife and only daughter (who is appearing class X exam, starting today). His brother and his wife, who live in the same house were also present. They were then taken to a place Ghoraghata and murdered. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal Parties Jostle for Position in High Level Political Mechanism

Posted by n3wday on February 27, 2010

This article was published on eKantipur.com.

HLPM inconclusive; agree to resolve contentious issues in package

KATHMANDU, Feb 25 – The High Level Political Mechanism (HLPM) meeting on Thursday decided to resolve all the issues of contention including the power sharing in a “package deal”. However, the meeting could not settle the row over the joint resolution motion, which apparently is the cause of disagreement and is responsible in protracting the deadlock.

Prime Minister M. Nepal of the UML and G. Koirala of the Nepal Congress

The meeting held at the residence of Nepali Congress (NC) President Girija Prasad Koirala in Maharajgunj this evening failed to forge consensus as the Maoists and the Nepali Congress (NC) stuck to their respective stances. The Maoists have been demanding for the change in government leadership, while the NC is against defaming President Dr. Yadav at any cost.

“We have agreed to sit for a dialogue on March 2 to resolve the power sharing, new constitution, state restructuring committee and integration and rehabilitation of the Maoist combatants in a package,’” said UML leader Jhalanath Khanal after the meeting, dubbing the package agreement as a vital one. Read the rest of this entry »

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UCPN(Maoist) Decides Against Expansion of Central Committee

Posted by n3wday on February 27, 2010

This article was published on Nepal News.

UCPN (M) puts aside plan to expand its central committee amid dispute

Following internal dispute, the Unified CPN (Maoist) has decided not to expand the central committee for the time being. A meeting of the central committee held at the party headquarters in Paris Danda, Koteshwor, on Thursday took this decision.

According to leaders, the meeting arrived at the decision that there was no need to extend the central committee for now. While speaking during the meeting, most of the leaders emphasised that strengthening the party organisation was more important than inducting new members in the central committee.

There was dispute in the party after different state committees and affiliate organisations recommended as many as 500 names to be inducted in the central committee, which was to be enlarged to 175 from the existing 137. Some reports said the party leadership was preparing to extend the central committee to 250, making it the largest leadership body of any political party in South Asia.

Earlier, the party’s standing committee and the politburo had endorsed the proposal to enlarge the central committee.

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