Present CA can’t deliver constitution, claims Gurung
SYANGJA, MAR 08 – CPN-Maoist Secretary Dev Gurung has claimed that the promulgation of the new constitution through the present Constituent Assembly (CA) was not possible. Speaking at a press meet organised by the Revolutionary Journalists Association at Waling in Syangja today, leader Gurung said, “Parties in the CA are quarreling with each other and the people have no hope for getting their constitution from this CA.”
Top leaders of the major four political parties were responsible for the dissolution of the previous CA, he said, arguing that attempts were made to revive the constitution of 1990 through the first CA which were later aborted with his party’s protests. He further said a roundtable conference would be appropriate to resolve the problems existing in the country. “Otherwise, we will go for a revolution,” warned leader Gurung. Responding to a query regarding the unification between the UCPN (Maoist) and the CPN-Maoist , leader Gurung said unity with the UCPN (Maoist) was not possible as the latter detached itself from the path of revolution.
Israeli military jeep hits Palestinian teen, ‘injures her seriously’
HEBRON (Ma’an) — An Israeli military vehicle on Saturday hit a Palestinian girl in the southern West Bank, injuring her seriously, a local spokesman said. Nidal al-Haddar, spokesman for Yatta’s popular committee, told Ma’an that an Israeli military jeep hit 14-year-old Samirah Tawfiq Awad during a protest in Yatta. Samirah was transferred to a nearby hospital, where medics said she had sustained serious injuries. Locals organized the demonstration to protest against Israel’s confiscation of their land in the Um al-Arayis neighborhood, he added.
Molotov cocktails thrown at shale gas protests nets charges
A 20-year-old man from Eskasoni, N.S., is facing charges for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at RCMP during the shale gas protests in Rexton, N.B. Aaron Francis has been held in custody since Oct. 17. Dozens of protesters were arrested last October when RCMP broke up a weeks-long protest against shale gas exploration on Route 134 in Rexton. The protesters were preventing SWN from accessing seismic-testing vehicles and equipment in its compound in the area. The exploration company had obtained a court injunction ordering that it be allowed access to its vehicles and be allowed to carry out exploration work without harassment.
The offences are alleged to have taken place on Oct. 17. RCMP say when they went to breakup the protests that day, Molotov cocktails were thrown at police and a number of RCMP vehicles were set on fire. Francis is facing four charges, including: Intent to do bodily harm by causing an explosive device to explode. Placing or throwing at or on a person an explosive substance. Possession of explosives while prohibited to do so. Committing an offence while having his face masked.
Suspect arrested in arson of presidential building in BiH
SARAJEVO, March 8 (Xinhua) — Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on Saturday arrested a suspect in arson of the presidential building in Sarajevo during the violent protest in February. The suspect, Salem Hatiboivc, was believed to deliver with his car the gasoline used to set fire on the Presidential Building on Feb. 7, local media reported.
Another person was arrested in connection with the arson on Friday, and police vowed to continue to identify those responsible for the arson. Police used video clips and other sources to identify those participating in the riots on Feb. 7, when protesters and police clashed violently on in Sarajevo, with over 200 injured and the presidential building set on fire.