CPN Maoist strike against blockade further cripples common life
Nov 29, 2015- Normal life across the country, already hardened by the unofficial blocked by India, has been further hit due to the countrywide general strike called by Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist on Sunday. Chand’s party said it had called the strike against the Indian blockade upon Nepal. Few vehicles are operating on Capital roads and other parts of the country. The number of vehicles was already less in the country due to the fuel crisis resulted by Indian blockade upon Nepal. Educational institutes have also remained shut.
Nepal Maoists torch Indian embassy car, warn Modi
KATHMANDU: Members of the Communist Party of Nepal- Maoist on Saturday said they set on fire a vehicle belonging to the Indian embassy here. However, both police and embassy officials refuted the claim. Party members claimed that they burnt the vehicle and smashed its window panes to protest India’s blockade of road transport of supplies of food items and other commodities to Nepal. “We had earlier warned not to ride Indian vehicles in Nepal, otherwise the angry people can do anything. Modi government did not take this issue seriously and that is why the people are angry. This anger will convert into a struggle. This will neither benefit India nor Modiji,” said Khadga Bahadur Vishwakarma, spokesperson of Nepal Communist Party Maoist.
27 Chand-led Maoist cadres held in Kaski
Nov 29, 2015- The normal life in Kaski district is affected due to the strike imposed by the CPN Maoist as public vehicles have remained off the road while academic institutions have shut down on Sunday . Likewise, police arrested 27 bandh enforcers of CPN Maoist (Chand faction) this morning from different parts in Kaski. Police said that the 20 Maoist activists were held from Pokhara and seven others from Lekhnath in the district. The Netra Bikram Chand-led Maoist party has called the nationwide strike today to protest the unofficial blockade imposed by India. RSS
Maoist cadres torch truck
Nov 29, 2015- CPN Maoist cadres set a Dhadingbesi-bound truck ablaze along the Kalu Pandey Highway at Nalang VDC-6 in Dhading this morning for defying the banda called by the party. Police said that a group of three Maoist cadres sprinkled petrol on the vehicle (Na 4 Kha 7130) and set it on fire. The vehicle was damaged completely, police said. RSS
Chand-led Maoist set ablaze broken down Indian plated tipper
Nov 29, 2015- Netra bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist cadres have set ablaze an Indian tipper in Biratnagar on early Sunday. The arsoned tipper, WB 25 BN 606, had broken down some six months ago and was being kept in an open field near Indian Embassy contact office. DSP Pramod Kharel informed that the tipper has been completely destroyed in the fire and the Police have recovered Chand-led Maoist pamphlets at the scene.
Indian number plate bearing jeep vandalised in Kanchanpur
Nov 29, 2015- CPN Maoist cadres have vandalised an Indian number plate bearer Jeep (26Z0227) at Vidyutchowk Bhimduttanagar today. The jeep was heading to Gaddachauki from Chammanchowk. Police have arrested five cadres including Mahakali In-charge of the party Devidutta Pandey in this connection.
The police have escorted and escorted the vandalised jeep across the border. The banda (general strike) enforcers have targeted the Indian number plate bearing vehicles in the areas following their protest against the border blockade imposed by India. Armed Police Border Security Office, Kanchanpur Chief SP Taradutta Pant shared that the Indian Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB) have stopped the Indian vehicles heading to Nepal through Gaddachauki at Banbasa, India.
Chand Maoists vandalise truck in Gulmi
Nov 29, 2015- The general strike called by the CPN Maoist today has affected normal life in the district. The educational institutions and market are closed since early this morning due to the banda. The party cadres have vandalised a truck (Lu 1 Kha 7881) and have impounded two other trucks at Gaidakot today. The truck was heading to Tamghas from Gaidakot carrying poultry feed, it is learnt. The banda (general strike) enforcers have targeted the vehicles that were defying the banda in the areas. The strike has been called in protest against the border blockade imposed by India. RSS
Truck set on fire at Rautahat for defying banda
Nov 29, 2015- A group of unidentified persons have set a cargo truck on fire for defying banda a Pourai forest along the Chandranigahapur-Bagmati road section on Sunday morning. No one has so far claimed the arson; however, the police have suspected the involvement of Netra Bikrak Chand-led Maoist cadres since the incident has occurred on a banda called by the party. The truck, Na 2 Kha 9764, was hauling bamboos to Kathmandu from Chatara, Sunari when it was set on fire. The truck has been completely destroyed by the fire.
Dahal, Baidhya expedite unity talks
Kathmandu, November 28 After Baburam Bhattarai’s unexpected exit from the party, Unified CPN-Maoist has expedited talks with the CPN-Revolutionary Maoist for unification. Sources claimed that the ongoing talks on unification has gained a new height with the two parties preparing to narrow down differences. UCPN-M Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and party general secretary Krishna Bahadur Mahara have been holding extensive talks with CPN-RM Chairman Mohan Baidhya and general secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa for unification. CPN-RM secretary Dev Gurung, however, said they have yet to forge consensus on various issues.
CPN-RM had submitted a six-point proposal for unification, but the UCPN-M has said it does not agree with the point on changing the party’s political line. UCPN-M says that the movement for new people’s democracy is over but CPN-RM has said the movement is not yet over. Similarly, the two parties are also at odds over the new constitution promulgated by the Constituent Assembly as CPN-RM had boycotted the CA election. UCPN-M treasurer and Minister for Agriculture Development Haribol Gajurel said UCPN-M has said the constitution is relatively progressive, while CPN-RM claims it is regressive. However, sources claimed that the top leaders engaged in dialogue have been working to find a middle path to patch up differences.
Gajurel said unification of the two parties could take some time. General Secretary of Revolutionary Communist Party-Nepal Mani Thapa said his party and Matrika Yadav led CPN (Maoist) were also preparing to merge with the UCPN-M. “We don’t have major differences in ideology. So it would be easier for us to merge,” said Thapa. Meanwhile, Chairman of Unified CPN-Maoist Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been preparing his political document for the upcoming Central Committee meeting scheduled for December 1. The CC meeting was postponed after party secretary Barshaman Pun fell ill and was taken to India for treatment. According to Dahal’s personal secretary Chudamani Khadka, he would focus on the unification with like-minded parties, existing crisis and the party’s plans ahead.