CPN-Maoist Clippings 4/1/2012

CPN-M GC to determine the way ahead

KATHMANDU: The upcoming seventh General Convention of CPN-Maoist will be outlining the future course of the party including about the nature of the struggle, registration of the party at the election commission and participation in the forthcoming elections to the Constituent Assembly. The general convention is taking place in the capital from January 9 to 13, with the inauguration scheduled to take place at the open theatre and the closed session at Nepal Academy. Speaking at a press conference held at the party office Buddhanagar on Friday, party Chairman Mohan Baidya said the general convention shall determine the future working policy and strategy of the party following deliberations on the political resolution, report and statute.

Following the convention, the party shall focus on a struggle for national independence and livelihood. On the occasion, Chairman Baidya said the present government signing the BIPPA agreement and trying to hand over the management of the Tribhuvan International Airport to India verified the party’s present analysis that the country has now reached the stage of neocolonialism.

Accepting that his party was collecting voluntary donations from all for the convention, Baidhya denied using force to do so. On a different note, Chairman Baidya said special legislation must be introduced to check the increasing rate of violence against women in the country. Some 2,200 people including representatives, observers and volunteers are taking part in the convention. Also taking part in the convention are delegates from Immigrant State Committee (India) and International State Committee (Europe).

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Maoist bandh affects normal life

BUTWAL: Normal life in three Tarai-based districts – Rupandehi, Nawalparasi and Kapilvastu – has been affected due to shutdown enforced by CPN-Maoist Abadh State Committee on Friday in protest of the murder of its member Shailesh Tiwari in police custody. Due to the effect of shutdown, long and short route vehicles are not playing here since early this morning.

Maoist cadres had taken to steer to enforce shutdown since 6.00 am this morning. Bering gathered in various parts of Butwal bazaar, they have been disrupting the vehicular movement. The enforcers vandalized and caused damages to a truck (Lu 1 Kha 7531) in Butwal this morning. Passengers have been stranded for the vehicular movement brought to standstill.

Likewise, market, educational institutions, industry, factories are also hit hard by strike. The Maoist had made public the struggle programme on Thursday in protest of the murder of its cadre. However, Rupandehi police claimed that Tiwari (35) of Rupandehi Farena died in the jail due to high blood pressure.

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