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Archive for October 23rd, 2011

India: Maoists call Junglemahal general strike for October 22

Posted by celticfire84 on October 23, 2011

The following comes from the Hindustan Times.

Maoists call bandh in Junglemahal on Oct 22

Virtually throwing a challenge to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee who has given a seven-day deadline to them to lay down arms, the Maoists on Wednesday called a 24-hour bandh in Junglemahal on October 22, the day the deadline ends. “Make the bandh in Junglemahal on Saturday a success against the injustice meted out to the people of the area,” Maoist state committee secretary Akash, who escaped a raid by the joint forces on Tuesday in West Midnapore district, said in an open letter.

Akash, also the Maoist spokesman, alleged the state government was “unleashing terror” in the name of peace in Junglemahal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bhattarai: Democracy has failed South Asia

Posted by celticfire84 on October 23, 2011

The newly elected Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai

The following comes from the Times of India. Posting here does not imply endorsement of the views presented. 

Democracy has failed South Asia: Nepal PM

NEW DELHI: Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has warned that if the political dissensions in his country prevent successful drafting of the constitution, the path to democracy may have to be revisited.

Bhattarai, leader of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), said democracy in its traditional form had failed the people of South Asia by not being participatory enough.

Nepal’s peace process, which is expected to lead to drafting of the constitution, has been subjected to incessant delay because the political parties have failed to iron out their differences. Offering all possible assistance to Nepal, PM Manmohan Singh had complimented the Maoist leader in an official banquet on Friday for having joined Nepal political mainstream. Read the rest of this entry »

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