Skip to comments.PM's vehicle stoned, anti-Maoist protests in 16 districts
Posted on 12/30/2008 10:57:17 AM PST by AKSurprise
KATHMANDU: Nepal's Maoists Prime Minister Prachanda faced public ire when a group of students greeted him with black flags and pelted stones on his convoy as he was on his way to Tribhvuan University to attend a function.
The students got agitated when security personnel stopped them from handing over a memorandum to the Prime Minister and they indulge in stone throwing.
Prachanda escaped unhurt, security officials said. Meanwhile, in a separate incident, Nepal's opposition party's youth wing yesterday organised an anti-Maoist rally in 16 districts, across the country to oppose the ruling party's totalitarian policy and attacks on media houses.
The cadres of Tarun Dal, youth organisation of the opposition Nepali Congress (NC), shouted slogans against Prime Minister Prachanda and his party CPN-Maoist for its failure to maintain law and order and breaching of human rights and attack on free press.
In Kathmandu, hundreds of cadres of Tarun Dal marched in the city starting from Ratnapark and converged into corner meeting at Bir Hospital area after going round the city, said Radha Ghale, Secretary of the youth wing.
"The Maoists have displayed totalitarian attitude by attacking their opponents and continuing their acts of terror, violence, abduction, extortion and killing across the country even after assuming power," Ghale alleged.
In tourist city of Pokhara, clashes occured between the Maoist affiliated Young Communist League cadres and the pro-Nepali Congress group in which the 2-3 vehicles were vandalised and the flags of NC party were burnt.
Didn’t the Maoists use the student groups to help gain control and now the students have finally figured out what the Maoists are all about (including that they don’t exactly share power).
I think here in America we don’t have the spark that will burn Maoism to the ground. Sooner or later something will happen and there’ll be a revolt of some sort.
It hasn’t gotten personal enough for some people.
Five police killed in Maoist ambush in Jharkhand - December 5, 2008 - RANCHI, India (Reuters) - Five police were killed and two wounded by Maoist rebels in an ambush in Jharkhand on Friday, police said. The police were returning to their station after checking a bank said to be rebel target in the state capital Ranchi. More than 40 rebels ambushed the police jeep from a forest, a police spokesman said. The gunbattle took place in a Maoist hub where in May rebels stole 50 million rupees ($1,020,000) and 3 kilos of gold after hijacking a bank delivery van.
Maoist terror reigns along Jharkhand national highway - December 11, 2008 - Ranchi (IANS): Maoist rebels have struck fear in the hearts of people residing along the national highway linking Jharkhand capital Ranchi to steel city Jamshedpur by murdering at least 10 security personnel and a politician in the area in the last 10 months. The latest in a series of attacks along National Highway 33 by members of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) was an ambush of five Special Task Force (STF) personnel near the Rahe police picket of Ranchi's Bundu block last week. On July 9, Janata Dal-United (JD-U) legislator Ramesh Singh Munda, along with four other people, was killed in a school in Bundu while he was speaking at a function. On June 30, five security personnel, including a deputy superintendent of police, were killed on the highway in the Tamar block. In May, Maoist rebels hijacked an ICICI bank delivery van and looted Rs.50 million near Tamar.
Maoist revenge kills rally leader - Midnapore, Dec. 11: A tribal leader who had played a leading role in an anti-Maoist protest in Belpahari two days ago was shot dead this evening. Sudhir Mandi was returning home with his wife on a cycle from the weekly haat (bazaar) when eight masked men armed with single-barrel guns and daggers pounced on him. They had apparently been waiting for him behind a clump of bush along the bumpy road lined with thick forest. Two of them dragged Mandis wife away. The rest shot him and slit his throat. Mandi died on the spot, a Belpahari police officer said. The residents of Jordanga 250km from Calcutta rushed in as Mandis wife raised the alarm. A week ago, Maoists had asked Mandi to dissociate himself from the Bharat Jakat Majhi Marwa, which organised Tuesdays meeting. Mandi refused to do so, said a district leader of the Jharkhand Janmukti Morcha. Elected to the Binpur-II panchayat samiti as an Independent in May, Mandi, 46, had joined the Morcha, formed after a split in the Jharkhand Party (Naren). He was also an active member of the Majhi Marwa.
Even after? To a communist, those are the only reasons to want power in the first place.
April 24, 2008
Financing a 'revolution' is not child's play. It is all the more tough when the organisation is proscribed and hence operates underground.
For the Indian Maoists, also known as Naxalites, the conditions are a little more unfavourable because they claim to be fighting for the deprived and neglected sections of society who are poor.
And the Maoists do not enjoy the support of the affluent.
But still the Maoists are being able to collect and manage vast sums of money. According to a media report of April 9, 2008, the annual 'extortion' by the Maoists is a whopping Rs.1,000 crore.
in a separate incident, Nepal's opposition party's youth wing yesterday organised an anti-Maoist rally in 16 districts, across the country to oppose the ruling party's totalitarian policy and attacks on media houses. The cadres of Tarun Dal, youth organisation of the opposition Nepali Congress (NC), shouted slogans against Prime Minister Prachanda and his party CPN-Maoist for its failure to maintain law and order and breaching of human rights and attack on free press.Socialists vs Maoists.