While they are protesting possible violation of code of conduct by the government, Maoists are intensifying their anti-peace process activities. Here are proofs:
Contacting From Captivity: Jodhi Sahakanu of Devapurteta in Bara district. He is in Maoist captivity following a conflict between locals and the rebels a week ago. He is talking to his mother on a cell phone from a Maoist temporary camp at Dumarban. Maoists let him contact his family following requests from the rights activists and journalists. In the conversation, he said that he was okay but while talking to his mother he broke into tears. Pic by Upendra Lamichhane via Kantipur
First, They Abducted Him. And They Killed Him.
This photo of Parayer was taken in September 8 (Bhadau 23) in Maoist captivity. Pic by Ghanashyam Khadka via Kantipur.
By Prem Nepali via Kathmandu Post
Maoists abducted him on charges of spying and theft and it is suspected that they pushed him over a cliff in Simanjyang VDC of Lamjung killing the teenager last Monday. The rebels had abducted Kumar Pariyar on September 3 from his house at Bhachowk-7 in Kaski district. The murder of Pariyar, 17, came to light after Maoists issued a statement on Friday claiming that the boy died after “accidentally falling off a cliff”. Some informed sources said that the rebels meted out extreme torture to Pariyar and thrust him down Kerabari cliff. After his abduction, the Maoists took away Pariyar along with Santa Bahadur BK, another person whom the rebels murdered a week ago. Sources said BK was killed in Pariyar’s presence.
The chief of “People’s Government” in Lamjung Buddhi Man Gurung however said that Pariyar met the fate while trying to escape. “As he was taking us to a secret place to show the hidden weapon, he tried to escape and died after falling off the cliff,” he said. Pariyar was an ex-member of Maoists. He was also briefly detained by security forces during Jana Andolan-2. Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) has sent a team to investigate the incident. Pariyar is survived by his old father and two sisters.
Locals protest against Maoist atrocities
LAHAN, Sept 16 – Locals of Dhangadhi VDC of Siraha district disrupted traffic on Dhangadhi stretch of the Mahendra Highway for more than five hours on Saturday morning protesting against yesterday’s Maoist cadres’ assault. The protest resulted in disruption of traffic of all the short- and long-route via Dhangadhi stretch of the highway. The locals also called for a market shut down today. Though traffic resumed at 10:30 in the morning today after they were assured of a thorough investigation, the market in the area still remained closed.
The Maoist cadres had beaten a local trader Karna Shrestha of Dhangadhi VDC-2 Friday night at around 9. Shrestha received severe injuries on his head and is undergoing treatment at a local clinic. According to victim Shrestha, a group of 4-5 Maoist cadres took him under control last night and injured him with some sharp weapons. According to our correspondent, a meeting is scheduled to be held later today between the Maoists and market management committee members to resolve the issue. (source)