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Nepal – Indigenous Groups Demand Autonomy

Posted by hetty7 on February 24, 2012

Magar peoples in Nepal

The Maoists of Nepal have long called for a Federated People’s Democratic Republic. Kasama’s Nepal’s Crossroads: Without a people’s army, the people have nothingaddresses this issue, which is related to the article below:

For a Federated People’s Democratic Republic Broad ranks within Nepal’s Maoist party have been opposed to proposals and compromises that would consolidate a parliamentary political order without basic revolutionary change. They have popularized their plan for a New Nepal: a federated people’s democratic republic.

This envisions a determined and thorough uprooting of the oppressive old feudal culture and an agrarian revolution to end the exploitation of rural people by landowners and usurers. It would bring a historic end to the domination of Nepal by India and foreign corporations. And it would overthrow survivals of the previous political-military system that served elites alone.

Having a federated republic means an end to theocratic Hindu hegemony and the dominance in Nepal of one ethnicity and language. It would involve forms of autonomy in local areas, establishing equality of many minority religions, languages, and ethnic groups for the first time.

This article is from myrepublica

Indigenous groups demand autonomy

Rohit Rai

Dharan, Jan. 21: Leaders of indigenous groups  have said they will exercise autonomy through their own mechanism if the political parties fail to ensure right to self-determination and autonomy in the new constitution. Read the rest of this entry »

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Maoists Resist Indian Occupation of Nepal’s Forest Lands

Posted by hetty7 on February 24, 2012

Kalikot, Nepal

Members of the UCPN(M) in Nepal have been mounting greater challenges to Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai for his pro-India policies. In this case, cadres are resisting an attempt by India to use Nepali land and natural resources.

This article is from myrepublica

Maoist Cadres Burn PM’s Effigy

Kalendra Sejuwal

Surkhet, Feb. 18: Maoist cadres burnt effigy of Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai in Dailekh and Kalikot districts on Friday protesting the government decision to lease Indian company GMR some portion of local forest land, which the company needs for developing Upper Karnali Hydropower Project. Read the rest of this entry »

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