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Nepal: Revolutionary students protest Indian interference

Posted by redpines on May 7, 2012

This report appeared at Zeenews.

Nepal: Maoist students protest against India

May 7,2012

Kathmandu: Pro-Maoist students close to the hardliner faction led by Mohan Vaidya ‘Kiran’ have staged a demonstration here against alleged Indian interference in the formation of a national government in Nepal.

The protesters briefly clashed with the police while organising a torch lit rally at Ratnapark and Kamaladi area in the heart of the capital last evening, eye-witnesses said.

They also obstructed traffic for an hour to show their protest against what they called “direct intervention of India” in Nepalese politics.
“We protest India’s direct interference in our internal issues,” said Ratna Dhakal, central committee member of the All Nepal National Independence Students Union- Revolutionary.

“We condemn Indian interference in any sector of our country.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal – Teachers Close Schools, Protest Police

Posted by hetty7 on March 12, 2012

This article is from nepalnews

Eight Million Students Stay Home as Teachers Continue Nationwide Closure of Schools

Feb. 27, 2012: Teachers shut down schools across the country for the second consecutive day on Monday protesting against, as what they called, unnecessary use of force by the police to break up their “peaceful protests”.Both community-run (also called government public school) and private schools have been closed by teachers affiliated with Nepal Educational Republic Forum (NERF) and Nepal Teachers Union (NTF) today.

The closure of schools on Sunday and Monday has directly affected more than eight million students in around 33,000 schools nationwide, according to some reports.

The teachers have been organizing various protest programs since the past few years demanding permanent status to all temporary teachers working in government schools by completing certain procedures and granting of facilities to all private school teachers at par with their colleagues in government schools. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal: Student Outrage Over Fuel Price Hike

Posted by celticfire84 on December 9, 2010

This was originally in SifyNews.

Students on warpath in Nepal over fuel price hike

Kathmandu, Dec 7 (IANS) For more than five months without a government and no signs yet of the caretaker government convening parliament, Nepal was shaken by renewed violence Tuesday as students went on the warpath against a fresh hike in fuel prices.

Student groups affiliated to the major parties clashed with riot police in various parts of the capital, and security forces charged at them with batons and burst tear smoke cannisters to bring the situation under control.

Enraged protesters targeted government vehicles and set at least one on fire as police arrested eight.

The demonstrations started after the caretaker government of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal announced a fuel price hike Monday.

The state-owned Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), that has a monopoly in buying fuel from India across the border and selling it in Nepal, has been incurring a loss of billions of rupees for nearly a decade now due to the earlier state policy of subsidising petroleum products.

With oil prices rising in the international markets, the cash-strapped Nepal government has been trying to slash the subsidy and adjust domestic market prices.

Monday’s hike, the fifth in a year, makes kerosene, petrol and diesel dearer by NRS 3 per litre while cooking gas cylinders will now cost NRS 75 more.

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Call to Youth of Philippines: Join Revolutionary Armed Struggle

Posted by celticfire84 on December 8, 2010

Manila police attack students in front of Malacanang, the presidential palace

Manila police attack students in front of Malacanang, the presidential palace

Posted on Philippine Revolution.

Underground youth group holds daring lightning rally,
calls on youth to accelerate the revolutionary upsurge and
join the New People’s Army

by Information Bureau,
Communist Party of the Philippines,
December 2, 2010

In celebration of the Kabataang Makabayan (KM, Patriotic Youth) 46th anniversary, hundreds of KM members joined today’s lightning rally near Malacañang, calling for support to the revolutionary movement’s objective to advance the peoples’war.

Masked students and youth joined the lightning rally bearing placards “KABATAAN, TUMUNGO SA KANAYUNAN, SUMAPI SA NPA!”, “REHIMENG US-AQUINO IBAGSAK!”, (“Go to the countryside, join the New People’s Army!”, “Down with the US-Aquino regime!”) “FILIPINO YOUTH, AWAKEN, JOIN THE NPA!”, “DOWN WITH US IMPERIALISM!”

“The revolutionary youth under KM declares its full commitment to advance the call of the Communist Party of the Philippines of fulfilling the strategic stalemate position vis-a-vis the rotten reactionary US-Aquino regime and its mercenary state security forces within five years,” states Ma. Laya Guerrero, KM spokesperson.

The participants of the lightning rally assembled at around 12:30 noon at the R. Papa St., barely a kilometer away from Malacañang palace, marched towards Morayta and Recto and dispersed near Avenida St. At the corner of Morayta and Recto, the group held a program that lasted for 10 minutes exorting the youth to join the New People’s Army (NPA).

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Berkeley, CA: Chief of Police of Indian State Under Fire for Human Rights Record

Posted by irisbright on October 19, 2008

This article was originally found here.

“Arresting Film-maker May Have Been a Mistake”: Vishwa Ranjan

For a change, it was the turn of Vishwa Ranjan, the high profile DGP (Director General of Police) of the Indian State of Chhattisgarh, to be interrogated. Questioning the DGP about the massive human rights abuses perpetrated by the police under his direction were over fifty students, faculty and members from a coalition of South Asian community groups at a conference on Indian Democracy at Berkeley, California, where he was one of the invited speakers.

And some of the ‘confessions’ that emerged from him were startling. The arrest of film maker Ajay T.G., Vishwa Ranjan said, was a ‘technical mistake’. The continued incarceration of Dr Binayak Sen in Raipur jail was the responsibility of the Chhattisgarh government and not the police.

Apparently, the chief police official of Chhattisgarh is so unused to questioning that he became flustered and signed a post-card to the Prime Minister asking for Dr Sen’s release! The card he signed reads ‘The imprisonment of this brave and good man is outrageous. I demand his immediate unconditional release. Read the rest of this entry »

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