They aren’t killing people because they have officially declared ceasefire for three months. But Maoist comrades aren’t keeping quite, at least according to the Royal Nepal Army. RNA was fighting with the Maoists until last month’s popular movement forced autocratic king to give up the power to people. Now both sides are observing ceasefire but it has been widely believed that rebels are doing unfair activities like extorting money, kidnapping unarmed people and looting.
Here in this blog, UWB presents a digitized avatar of a copy of today’s press release issued by the RNA. The only difference between this release and the ones that RNA used to issued before the April Revolution is that the word ‘terrorists’ have been replaced by ‘Maoists’. Also another missing element is the point that talked about how many people were killed in a clash.
For those who find it difficult to read the text (in Nepal) here is a quick translation:
Maoists forcefully extort money from general public: On 6 May, Maoists took control of different vehicles in Kabeli, an area between Panchthar and Taplejung districts in eastern Nepal, and took Rs. two thousands to five thousands from each person. They also took Rs. one thousand from each cab that were taking people to Pathivara temple, a famous religions site.
On 5 May, Maoists extorted money from general citizens in Kyamin, Bar Bhanjyang, Swatimara, Manpang, Syangha Pokhari Bhangyang and Bhirkkot area of Tanahun district. They also demanded money (equal to the salar and other benefits of 80 days) from local teachers.
Maoists Beat General Public: On May 8, Maoists abducted Dwarika Yadab, Dhappan Lon and Hari Yadav of Lwani area (Kapilbastu district) and attacked them with sharp knives etc. Dhappan Lon is undergoing treatment in Toulihawa hospital.
Lootings by Maoists: On May 8, Maoists looted food, clothes and cooking equipments from Jeevan Ram Bista, the Chairman of the Lamjung District Development Committee and locked his home.