Royal Nepal Army goes offensive in the heartland of Maoists at a time when “terrorists” are observing ceasefire. Why?
A problem in the Heart of the conflict affected area: Heart patient Sapana Magar receives saline solution in the mobile camp launched by the Army in Rangkot of Rolpa district on Thursday. Rolpa is also considered the “kingdom” of the Maoist party. All pics by Sudarshan Rijal via Kantipur
Seems the war is about to start from Rolpa. Kantipur reports that soldiers in large numbers have entered in the villages of Rolpa’s North-West region. “A team has gone to northern Thawang and another has reached Bhawang,” a source told Kantipur daily. “One team left on Saturday (six days ago) where as the other next day.”
Army started bringing soldiers here from the first week of Poush. Source said that soldiers from Dang and Chitwan were taken there. More than two thousand solders were airlifted a few days ago. Special Security Group (Ranger Battalion) is involved in the team.”
This is the first time army has gone out of barrack since Maoists unilaterally announced truce. Four Maoists were killed in a clash in Rolpa five days ago.
The army has requested development representatives active in the district not to go to villages for some time. “We have been warned about possible danger,” a representative of a development agency told. “Especially in the north-west region of the district.” According to a source, army plans to disarm Maoist guerillas in the operation. The operation would last for a few weeks for now.
Based on report by Kashi Ram Dangi via Kantipur
Central Special Task Force of the army has launched a Mobile Camp called “Pathivara” in Rolpa, Rukum and Salyan- districts worst affected by the Maoist violence. The Camp has been started as the extended ceasefire is about to end. Rebels have hinted that they would not prolong the truce. In this photo taken Thursday in Rangkot of Rolpa, general people take benefit of the Camp. A woman, lying on the ground, receives saline solution.General public in Chunwang, Rukim district, benefit from a mobile camp launched by the army. Government offices in the district are involved in the camp. Army’s Special Task Force and 19 Number Battalion are mobilized to coordinate the security efforts.
15 Responses to “Has The War Started?”
December 30th, 2005 at 1:31 am
If the war has started, the rebels might start to strangel Kathmandu by blowing the bridges, electrical poles and interupting water supply.
It is an easy job as Kathmandu valley has just a few entries as Prithvi Narayan Shah already found out some 250 years ago.
December 30th, 2005 at 1:49 am
Idiots are every where in every country… but sad fact is that in our country they become the rulers…
And it is justified also.. poor nepali people have suffered so much of proverty… no one can remove proverty but given the skills of maoists and the autoctaric government with its well-known army … poors can be reduced…
Be prepared to celebrate news after 5 years…. people below proverty line in nepal is 0%…. ha ha..
December 30th, 2005 at 2:00 am
Thanks for giving ideas to the insurgents. Sooner the Maoist strangles Kathmandu, if they can, better it will be once and for all. Its better to deal with one evil than live with two evils. Waging the war in the far remote areas has not affected the citadel of power and corruptions and nothing likely to change if the Maoist does not intensify their campaign right into the heart of the country.
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December 30th, 2005 at 3:01 am
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Sarki ko choro Says:
December 30th, 2005 at 7:36 am
History has shown (in Peru, Columbia and other parts of South America)that these socalled Maoists, Marxists eventually will turn into gangs of crimnals if they have not already done so.
Time and again Maoists also have shown that they are also nothing but a loose bunch of criminals who are used to live off looted money from poor people. They extort the teachers, small shop keepers, general public and kill the most vulnerable. We all have seen that they don’t have any popular support. Besides, they use ordinary civilians as human shield, thus they threat people as dispensible objects.
Maoists recruit children as their soldiers (although they sometimes deny that) and make school as the means for their propaganda as well as use it as their playground.
This has denied 1000’s of students their education and thier childhood. Thus they are also destroying the future of these kids and are committing the crime against humanity.
The morale of these Criminals are low, no wonder they are surrendering in droves. If Moists were capable of taking over the Kathmandu they would have done so long. In fact they have not been able to take over even a district headquarter.
Stop dreaming !!
December 30th, 2005 at 10:04 am
I pray with God for the success of the operation launched by the Royal Nepal Army in Rolpa. War is unwanted but what could the RNA do. Just watch the senseless destruction and repression perpetrated by the Maoists? Don’t they have any responsibility to people of Nepal? This operation is the telling example that our army is fighting for us. I can’t imagine the situation Maoist capturing Nepal and Prachanda the Hitler ruling over us. Dear brothers in the Army, fight bravely. We are all with you. And I am saying this from deep inside my heart. Once Maoists are disarmed, I don’t say eradicated because they too are Nepali gone astray from right path, we will be able to enjoy peaceful days.
December 30th, 2005 at 1:10 pm
The answer of the why is they are planning and preparing to attack Kathmandu…..
December 30th, 2005 at 1:56 pm
See The RNA posture in thise photos….
They are not there to fight but to help the poor villagers.
Go ahead RNA and free the people from Maoist tyrants!
December 30th, 2005 at 2:06 pm
It is because of these useless bunch of 7 agitating parties that the country is in such a difficult predicament. They don’t want to participate in fresh elections. They claim to be the messiah of democracy but run away from the public. What nonsense is this?
Of course democracy is of the supermacy of the people not the 7 agitating parties. The 7 parties donâ??t represent the sovereign people of Nepal. If they think they do, why donâ??t they get the fresh mandate of the sovereign people ? Why run away from the people? Gather a handful of gangsters and then throw bricks at the street? They have been agitating for the last 4 years. Where have they reached? What have the Nepalese people got out of this agitation, useless and worthless as it is.
It seems you are the real slave of the Sujata and company that looted the RNAC into near bankruptsy. Stop living like a slave be a master. Contest the elections, donâ??t be afraid of going to the people. The people afterall are supreme.
December 30th, 2005 at 2:09 pm
The ceasefire called by the Maoists was only a tactical ploy. Nothing more to it. They declared ceasefire out of compulsion, compulsion dictated by India and masterminded by the 7 corrupt party leaders. The result was the 7 parties shook hands with the same terrorists who killed 13 thousand Nepalese during their own rule. The 7 parties have to share the blame for the killing of 13 thousand Nepalese since 1996.
The Maoists may extend ceasefore but that has little meaning to the Nepalese people. They must do negotiations with the government not with bunch of hoodlums in Ratna Park. The last 4 months of so-called ceasefire is a testimony of the fact how unpopular was the Maoist ceasefire, every Nepali knows that it was only a strategy not a real intention. Otherwise, why not do a ceasefire and negotiations with the government? Why with agitating 7 parties?
Sarki ko choro Says:
December 30th, 2005 at 2:18 pm
That’s what I feel too. Once the Maoist arms are controlled and their arms are ceased, we can use other means to redemocratise the country. Democracy has no meaning when your sisters, wifes, mothers are getting raped due to lack of security, we are getting lynched by gansters. All we need in Nepal is freedom from Maoist induced violence and insecurity.
If am alive, I will fight for democracy. Without life, democracy would only mean rights to “Shradhdha” for me by my sons!!
December 30th, 2005 at 6:49 pm
We also feel same thing maoists are playing the game…..
King Kong Says:
December 30th, 2005 at 10:04 pm
Shame on the fascists defending the undemocratic elections!
Yes, yes, the parties and the Maoists are really making a ploy to kick out the friendly ruler and his wonderful helpers. And how bad they are, they even do not want to take part in elections given by this saviour of Nepal. How undemocratic.
Just strange, that nobody of all you defenders of elections do not find anything strange in the king being head of government. Very strange, that you seem to forget, that the famous son of the ruler already killed people in the street, without being brought to justice.
So all you defenders of illegal rule, what about you? Aren’t the elections you offer now, just a show? Aren’t your soldiers killing and raping innocent citizens too? How can there be democracy, if certain people are above the law, if certain people may not even be criticized?
It is a pity to read all these comments, as they just show, that the suckers of Nepal are again cheating the simple illiterate masses. What the hell makes you better than these crazy Maoists? All of you believe in violence as a tool to rule. So all of you are not mature for democracy.
There is just one difference, the illiterate are not to be blamed for being immature for democracy. It is you, the literate defenders of this illegal rulership, who have to be blamed for the fascist attempt to capture the power in this country, where unfortunately the masses are still so uneducated not to understand your dirty game. Shame on all literate defenders of the illegal rule of this master, who is not shy of killing his own brother for power.
Soldiers of Nepal, lay down your weapons! Stop killing your brothers in the name of the richest suckers of Nepal!
King Kong says: Kings are history!
Sarki ko choro Says:
December 31st, 2005 at 12:12 am
Please note: We all want democracy in which people have the rights to express their views without being labelled a Fascist.
At the end of the day, we all want a better Nepal – why can’t we compromise?
December 31st, 2005 at 3:03 am
Both the Maoists and the RNA are at the same level when it comes to torturing and harassing people; as both have received hierarchical directives to do so. In the scuffle between the RNA and the Maoists it is the same people that end up in the ditch; the frontline guerillas of the Maoists and the foot soldiers of the RNA represent the same “socioeconomic class” both brothers’ victims of the same system. Not to mention the mass suffering as a result of the war are the very same people. The leaders on either side are running after their own vested interest/s using our people as mere tools for their cunning trade. I believe the time has come that we turn the barrel towards these crazy wolves/hyenas and put an end to this cycle of injustice.