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Nepal:Prachanda Calls for Realizing the Martyrs Dream

Posted by hetty7 on November 24, 2010

This following article is from MyRepublica.

Dahal Defends His Political Line at Plenum

Post B. Basnet

Palungtar, Gorkha, Nov. 21 – Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Sunday said his party cannot remain complacent with the political achievements made so far and that the ongoing plenum  would chart a concrete policy to complete the “revolution” in Nepal.

“We cannot remain complacent.  The course of the revolution must be taken ahead until we create a society  free of all sorts of oppression and realize the martyrs’ dream. We will not stop until we achieve  peace and constitution as desired by the people,” said Dahal addressing the sixth plenum that kicked off at Palungtar, Gorka.

Dahal has taken a “vague centrist position ideological  line” between the two opposite extreme lines floated by Senior Vice-chairman Mohan Baidya and Vice-chairman Dr. Baburam Bhattarai respectively, and gave a long speech, defending his own line.

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Reactionaries Protest Arundhati Roy’s Trip to Orissa

Posted by celticfire84 on November 24, 2010

Arundhati Roy in Bhubaneswar

This was originally written for the Times of India.

Protests greet Roy in Orissa

Ashok Pradhan

BUBANESWAR: Writer Arundhati Roy was at the receiving end of her own tactic of dissent and protest here on Sunday when ABVP activists tried to stop her from attending a meeting on tribal rights for her controversial remark last month supporting ”azad Kashmir”.

The activists of  the youth wing of the BJP [the Hindu supremacist opposition party in the Indian government–ed], wearing black badges, shouted slogans like ”Gaddar (traitor) Arundhati hai, hai”, and, ”Arundhati go back” just as she got down from the car to reach the meeting venue, said an eyewitness, and added, ”They waved black flags and also chucked one of them at her.” Read the rest of this entry »

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