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In the News (Tue 25 Jun 19)

After Maoist insurgents broke a 4-month ceasefire with a series of violent attacks in November 2001, King Gyanendra, acting on the advice of the Cabinet of Ministers, declared a nationwide state of emergency which remained in effect until it expired on August 28.
In districts where Maoists have gained effective control, the insurgents have set up "people's courts." Although these courts generally decide civil cases, in 2001 eight policemen who surrendered in Dailekh were reportedly found guilty of crimes against the people by a hastily constituted "people's court" and summarily were executed.
Maoist commanders in certain areas also reportedly blockaded food and medical supplies and impeded the delivery of health care services by interdicting travel by health workers and by confiscating supplies.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2002/18313.htm   (16391 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Who are Nepal's Maoist rebels?
The Maoists say that the reason they have so much support is because most of their supporters have traditionally been treated as second-class citizens or worse.
The first Maoist attack is believed to have taken place in 1996, when six government and police outposts were attacked simultaneously in mid-western Nepal.
The Maoists may not yet have the strength to win their "People's War" but they are too strong to lose it.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/3573402.stm   (804 words)

 Maoist Offensive in Nepal
Maoists bombed the head office of the Annapurna Conservation Area at Hariyokharka near the resort town of Pokhra in Kaski district causing extensive damage.
Maoists burnt down the office of the Nepal Electricity Authority in Panchkhal and a vehicle of the Authority in Bhatratpur in Chitwan district.
The Maoists said that the government is a transitional one, and that elections would soon be held for a permanent one.
www.saag.org /papers3/paper274.html   (1899 words)

 Asia Times -
Maoist leaders had proclaimed as much in their public pronouncements as well as in private conversations.
The one exception was in the western Nepal district of Rolpa, in the heart of Maoist country, when a "long-distance patrol" of a combined force of the army and the armed police was pinned down in a gully by Maoists for nearly 24 hours.
The killings, and the implied insecurity for the Maoists, were cited as one of the reasons for the Maoist withdrawal from the talks.
www.atimes.com /atimes/South_Asia/EI17Df05.html   (951 words)

 Nepal: A spiralling human rights crisis - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In December 2000 the Maoists' student wing called a week-long closure of all schools to protest against the singing of the national anthem (on the grounds that it glorifies the King) and the teaching of Sanskrit.2 They also campaigned for the closure of all private schools and instructed children to attend government-run schools.
After the breakdown in the talks between the government and the Maoists and the deployment of the army in late November 2001, there were alarming reports that more than 2,500 people arrested on suspicion of being members or supporters of the CPN (Maoist) were being held in unacknowledged detention by the army and police.
However, the leadership of the CPN (Maoist) said that the government was not sincere as the list of 294 contained only three of the 73 people they had listed and that the whereabouts of the other 291 prisoners had been known to their relatives anyway.
web.amnesty.org /ai.nsf/recent/asa310162002   (19490 words)

 Nepal Terrorist Groups - Maoist Insurgents
Nepalese Maoists had sent their delegates to the March 2001 Congress of PWG held at Abuz Marh in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.
Moreover, the Central Committee of the Maoists, in late-January 2002, passed a resolution stating that it would work together with the PWG and the MCC in fighting the ban imposed on the latter two organisations in India, under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, 2002.
However, it is suspected that the Maoists have received arms training from the LTTE operatives in the past and this may be continuing.
www.satp.org /tracking/Goto.asp?ID=8   (2686 words)

 Maoists' Tet-like Offensive in Nepal
While the Government was prepared to remove all restrictions on the Maoists and facilitate their participation in new elections, with a guarantee that they would be allowed to form the new Government if they won the elections, it was not prepared to concede their demand for a new Constitution of the Republican model.
The Maoists killed 24 policemen in an assault on a police outpost in Putalibazzar in Syangja district.
The Maoists have not only been demanding the abrogation of all treaties and agreements with India which, in their view, are detrimental to Nepal's interests, but also projecting the Indian Army as their next enemy after they defeat the Nepalese Army.
www.saag.org /papers4/paper368.html   (935 words)

 Nepal - Maoists - Rebels - Nepalese Maoist Rebels - Worldpress.org
The Maoists’ unilateral cease-fire declaration followed a decision by the Council of Ministers to lift the ban on the Maoists and to revoke the bounties the previous government had put on top Maoist leaders’ heads.
Prachanda has said the Maoists are still adamant on certain “minimum” demands, including the formation of an interim government, and the possibility for the Maoists to run for election in a constituent assembly that would draft a new constitution.
Even as disenchantment with the government grows in the cities, support for the Maoist rebels is ebbing in their traditional rural power-base, says Top Bahadur Khadka, who runs a human-rights organization in Rukum, a western district that has borne the brunt of some of the worst fighting.
www.worldpress.org /Asia/933.cfm   (2741 words)

 Nepal Key Events, January 2001 - January 2002
Maoist demands include abolishing the constitutional monarchy, rewriting of the constitution, and establishing an interim government to facilitate the transition to a republic.
Dissention in Maoist ranks becomes apparent as Maoist guerillas meet with an opposition party leader to express their unwillingness to give up the demand for a republic, despite the Maoist negotiator's offer.
A major Maoist offensive against government posts begins on February 17th, during which at least 129 soldiers, police and civilians are killed.
www.preventconflict.org /portal/nepal/nepal_timeline_new.php   (1152 words)

 The King and the Maoists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
They project their armed struggle as a three-phased one---initially against the Police, which they claim to have already won; in the second stage, against the Royal Nepal Army, which is currently going on and which, they admit, is nowhere near victory; and, in the third and final phase, against the Indian Army.
But, the Maoists have strong bases of ideological support in the tribal belt of India right across the land due to the years of economic and social injustice and sheer servitude to which the tribals have been subjected by feudal landlords and the so-called upper caste Hindus.
Instead of coming together in order to resist the advances of the Maoists on the one side and the steady encroachment of the King on democracy on the other, they kept indulging in what the French call “la politique politicienne”, the politics of politicians and not of statesmen.
www.observerindia.com /analysis/A367.htm   (1356 words)

 Maoists Offensive In Nepal
July 3: Three Maoists were killed at a village in Kalikot district in far west Nepal in an hour-long exchange of fire with the police.
About 50 Maoists burnt down an unoccupied police post at Lalbhoji.The Maoists had attacked the same post a month ago, killed three policemen and looted all the arms and ammunition, following which the 40-member staff of the post was transferred to Bhajani.
July 6: Maoists stopped a bus in Pyuthan district and kidnapped 21 police recruits on their way to the Mid-Western Region Police Training Centre at Nepalgunj, Banke district.
www.hvk.org /articles/0701/8.html   (1847 words)

Arrayed against the Maoists are Nepal’s political parties, the intelligentsia, kingship, the police, the media – and the army at the latest instance – all of whom have watched this national disintegration with singular selfishness.
The Maoist attempt to drive a wedge between the new king and the masses did not prove effectual, and the massacres of policemen as the representatives of the state continued.
In addition, the Maoists are innovative, building their own arsenals as well as developing indigenous weaponry in the form of ‘pipe bombs’ as landmines, ‘socket bombs’ as grenades, ‘pressure-cooker bombs’ for death-dealing force, as well as low-pressure ‘banner bombs’ and Molotov cocktails for psychological impact.
www.himalmag.com /2002/april/essay.htm   (8904 words)

 Pokhara and the Maoists
December 7 2001 was declared by the Maoists as a General Strike, the Government has said that this day would be business as usual.
The Maoists had declared that it would be illegal to operate any motorised vehicles on the day.
It is good to see that most people hate the Maoists for disturbing their peaceful way of life, admire and support the government fighters.
www.geocities.com /photogabor/pokhara.html   (829 words)

 The Maoists of Nepal:Three perspectives
The Maoists of Nepal see their armed struggle, based on Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, from three perspectives---the international, the Nepalese and the Indian.
To quote Prachanda, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist): "Objectively, there is a dialectical relationship between the People's War in Nepal and the whole international situation and movement.
At the same time, the Maoists realised that if they focussed only on building their bases in West Nepal and did not start operating in other parts of Nepal simultaneously, the security forces would easily be able to encircle and crush them.
www.saag.org /papers3/paper277.html   (1579 words)

 Global Vision News Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The arrested Maoists disclosed to the police that several newly recruited cadres were being given arms training in special training camps in the forests of Bagha in the West Champaran district, which have, of late, emerged as a safe haven for the Nepalese insurgents.
Bihar police sources maintain that the MCC has close links with the Maoists operating in Nepal, and that the MCC moved from south and central Bihar to the north to link up with the Maoists in Nepal, and there are now indications of an exchange of men and material.
That the Nepalese Maoists have frequently been crossing over to Bihar and Jharkhand to collaborate with their ideological counterparts in India is not a recent development.
www.gvnews.net /html/DailyNews/alert2595.html   (1325 words)

The Maoist conflict was "an armed insurrection involving thousands of a country's own citizens in a classic guerrilla warfare environment with political and socio-economic demands, many of which are shared by the mainstream political parties." Mind-numbingly stupid.
The Maoists have killed more than 800 civilians 450 soldiers, 350 policemen and 130 personnel from the armed police force over the past 18 months and yet it is hard for the British to see the Maoists as terrorists.
Maoists have had many good chances at the negotiating table and have either walked away abruptly or sabotaged talks by refusing to negotiate.
nepalnow.blogspot.com   (11880 words)

 UPA backed Nepal to flush out Maoists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Maoists, instead of taking the difficult route in Dharchulla, enter India through Sonoli in Gorkhpur, Rupaidihai in Bhairaich districts.
The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and the Supreme Commander of the Nepal’s People’s Liberation Army Prachanda is naturally unhappy with the stand of India.
The Maoists today are very influential in Western and Northern parts of Nepal.
web.mid-day.com /news/nation/2004/october/93810.htm   (595 words)

 Maoist Revolutionary parties and organizations in India
The Maoist movement has been solidly entrenched among peasants and the rural poor since the Naxalbari uprising of 1967, but the report argues that the threat to India's central government is unprecedented.
The immediate aim and programme of the Maoist party is to carry on and complete the already ongoing and advancing New Democratic Revolution in India as a part of the world proletarian revolution by overthrowing the semi-colonial, semi-feudal system under the neo-colonial form of indirect rule, exploitation and control.
As such, its Maoist credentials are weak, but it has been exploring a possible merger with the centrist (or middle-right) Maoist groups who will be forming the new CPI(ML) in January 2005.
www.massline.info /India/Indian_Groups.htm   (10127 words)

 AsiaMedia :: NEPAL: Maoists ban news reporting in Rukkum
The Maoists reportedly have imposed a ban on news reporting by journalists in some VDCs of the mid western district of Rukkum.
Rukkum is regarded one of the strongholds of the Maoists.
Moreover, according to the Maoist district secretary, the Maoists have asked the reporters to obtain permission of the ‘people’s government’ before traveling to any part of the district for collecting news.
www.asiamedia.ucla.edu /article.asp?parentid=16518   (202 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Eyewitness: Meeting Nepal's Maoists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As we drew nearer, we realised that dozens of young men and women with rifles and machine guns were cheering on the players.
"The army wants our support, the Maoists demand it, and what we want is peace," he said, showing us a temple that he said had been smashed by hardcore Maoist ideologues several years earlier.
Kanak, who was on his first trip to meet actual Maoist fighters, was impressed by the guerrillas determination but sceptical about their future.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/2053854.stm   (775 words)

 varnam - Welcome Maoists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
They are exerting pressure on the federal government to adopt a soft line towards Nepali Maoists for the sake of democracy.
But now Maoists are being allowed to walk in.
Analyst’s say Indian states adjoining Nepal’s southern Terai region are the poorest in the country and there is strong sympathy for Maoists there.
varnam.org /blog/archives/2005/02/welcome_maoists.html   (712 words)

 Presence of Maoists in India grows | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
BOMBAY – A bold attempt by Maoist rebels to assassinate an Indian chief minister earlier this month highlights the enduring - and in some cases growing - presence of violent leftist insurgencies in India.
The state of Bihar, home to the violent Maoist Communist Center, recently moved to increase the number of police guarding its northern border with Nepal.
In Bihar, where the Maoist Communist Center holds sway in seven of 35 districts, low-caste villagers "walk with their heads held high," free of abuse and assault by high-caste men, Mr.
www.csmonitor.com /2003/1029/p07s02-wosc.html   (799 words)

 CBC News: Nepalese army battles Maoists
The remains of a bus that was destroyed in a bomb explosion, 180 km southwest of Kathmandu, Monday, June 6.
The Maoists are fighting to overthrow the monarchy and set up a single-party communist republic.
It was the worst attack on civilians since the Maoist revolt began in 1996.
www.cbc.ca /story/world/national/2005/06/13/nepal050613.html   (167 words)

 Nepal Emergency 2001 [Newslook Magazine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
During the last six years of the so-called Maoist War, more than 2000 lives have been lost, an unprecedented bloodshed in the history of modern Nepal.
Though the media find it hard to comply with the new directives, especially given their remarkable vibrancy prompted by cutthroat competition and commercial interests, and that in a relatively short period of time with a genuine free-expression environment.
However, the government’s directive has made it clear that journalists are encouraged to disseminate news that expose criminal activities of Maoist terrorists, without glorifying them and raising their morale.
www.newslookmag.com /exclusives/emergency2001.html   (4328 words)

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 The Hindu : Andhra Pradesh / Nalgonda News : Maoists kill hotel owner
NALGONDA: A hotel owner, Kotla Venkataiah,28, of Neredgomma in Chandampet mandal was done to death by suspected action team of the Krishnapatti dalam of the CPI (Maoist) on Wednesday.
They dropped two boulders on his face after pumping bullets into him from close range.
Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu
www.hindu.com /2005/10/13/stories/2005101310540400.htm   (174 words)

 Dispatches -- Report from the People's War in Nepal
On February 13, 1996, coordinated armed raids and attacks involving thousands of men and women opened a new and glorious chapter in the history of Nepal.
Under the leadership of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), the masses launched a new People's War, aimed at sweeping away imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism.
RW reporter Li Onesto visited Nepal for several months in spring 1999 and traveled throughout the country with the people's army, meeting and talking with party leaders, guerrillas, activists in mass organizations and villagers--those waging this genuine Maoist People's War and beginning to exercise new people's power.
www.rwor.org /s/dispatch-e.htm   (500 words)

 Asiaweek.com | Asian of the Century | Deng Xiaoping | 12/10/99
1976: Purged by the Maoist Gang of Four
Faced with equally fearsome foes in the wars against the Japanese and the Kuomintang, and purged twice under Mao for his pragmatic views, Deng saw no other sure way to survive and advance his political aims, but through force.
Indeed, part of his genius was to outfight his enemies, especially the ideologues bent on leading China down the Maoist way to ruin.
www.asiaweek.com /asiaweek/features/aoc/aoc.deng.html   (1068 words)

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