Police arrest six CPN-Maoist cadres in Taplejung
Taplejung, Nov 6: The police have detained CPN-Maoist-aligned six cadres in Taplejung on Wednesday in connection with assault over UCPN (Maoist) leaders while running election campaign in the district. UCPN (Maoist) election candidate Sanchapal Maden had filed a complaint at the District Police Office demanding arrest of 18 CPN-Maoist cadres. Maden had claimed that those cadres attacked over UCPN Maoist leaders at Mehele VDC of the district on Oct 24 during the door-to-door election campaign by his party. According to DSP Govinda Prasad Acharya the arrested are Khemlal Pandhak, Dipchan Angbuhang Limbu, Dipindra Mao Fungling, Dhruba Maden, Sunil Ijam, Bir Bahadur Tamang. He told Republica online that those arrested will be charged an attempt to murder.
Intl Community lauds poll efforts‚ concerned over violence
KATHMANDU: The International Community in Nepal lauded the efforts being made to hold the Constituent Assembly election, and expressed its concern over the violent activities and bandh, imposed by the some political forces including CPN-Maoist, to disrupt the November 19 election polls.
“With only 13 days until the election on 19 November, we applaud the efforts of all stakeholders, including the interim government, the Election Commission, the political parties and the media, to make this process a success,” said the UN Resident Coordinator in a statement, issued on behalf of the International Community in Nepal. Commending the role of candidates who are conducting their election campaigns abiding by the Election Code of Conduct, Jamie McGoldrick said, “Many politicians and their supporters are campaigning peacefully and lawfully despite unacceptable threats and disruptions.” According the statement, the international community supports the Nepali people in their right to express their views in peace, either as candidates or voters. “Everyone should respect the democratic right to take part in a peaceful, open and inclusive election,” the statement, “Bandhs or strikes, when enforced by violence or the threat of violence, are a violation of the political rights of citizens and against the laws of Nepal.”
It said preventing peaceful campaigning by others is also unlawful. Parties who have been involved in such actions should respect the universal principle of free elections and the rights of others, the statement added. “We are encouraged by the resolve, but also the restraint shown so far by the police, security forces and the Home Ministry, in providing election security with professionalism in the face of provocation during this sensitive period.” The alliance of 33 parties, led by CPN-Maoist, has been disrupting the election campaigns of other political parties. Their cadres have attacked and torched the vehicles used by the candidates at several places across the country.
Maoist candidate’s poll publicity vehicle torched
POKHARA: A vehicle used by the UCPN-Maoist for its election campaign has been torched here in Kaski district on Wednesday morning. Unidentified persons set the vehicle, used by Maoist candidate Ramji Baral of Kaski Constituency No.3, on fire at around 4:30 am in Hemja, on the outskirts of district. Police said the vehicle was completely destroyed in the arson. Earlier, the vehicle used by Bishnu Paudel, UCPN-Maoist candidate from Constituency No.1 was also set ablaze in Siddha VDC in the district.