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“अतिवादी विचारको प्रवद्र्धनका लागि पालैपालो प्रयोग हुुन तयार क्रान्तिकारीहरु मार्फत विकास प्रक्रिया अवरुद्ध”

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कहिले काहिँ छोटो सामग्रीले पनि धेरै कुरा बताउन सक्छ । हालै फेसबुक चलाउँदै गर्दा अनिरुद्र न्यौपानेको बिचारमा आँखा पुग्यो। सटिक तर चोटिलो विश्लेषण । हामी बीपीलाइ सम्झदैं धेरै मानिसहरुले भन्ने गरेको कुरा सम्झन्छु: कोहि मानिस अति क्रान्तिकारी भयो भने उसलाई शंका गर्नु । उहाँको पाला सम्म क्रान्तिकारितामा सिमित “अति” आजको सन्दर्भमा त बाद मै परिणत भैसक्यो।

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Nepal Army Sets Up a Separate Battalion for Madhesis

23 Jan As per the decision of the government of Nepal made in July last year, the Nepali Army (NA) has set up two separate battalions with the objective of including Madhesi and Kirat community. According to NA spokesperson Brigadier General Ananta Thebe, the Naya Sabuj battalion has been set up at Jaleshwore of Dhanusha to include Madhesi community whereas Ripumardini battalion has been set up at Hile of Dhankuta to include Kirat community, reports Nepal Samacharpatra daily. Thebe informed that both battalions were already in operation. In the Naya Sabuj battalion, people from only Madhesi community will be recruited whereas in Ripumardini battalion, people from only Kirat community will be recruited.

Nepali Army spokesperson Thebe added that there are over 50 indigenous communities working within the organisation of the NA. He said there are over 7000 army personnel from Madhesi community currently working in the NA. Likewise, there are over 6000 army personnel from Dalit community within it. The news report about the formation of a separate battalion for Madhesi community has come at a time when groups like Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) have accused that Madhesi community were not included in administration, police and army organisation.

Nepal Terai Tension: Two Killed

Two killed in fresh Lahan unrest, curfew imposed again

Jan 22- The relative calm in unrest-torn Lahan today morning proved short-lived when tensions soared in the afternoon after two people were killed in fresh clashes between police and protestors. The Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) claims a ninth grader, 15-year old Pramod Sada of Lahan-4, Mirzapur, and another Bijaya Kumar Sahani were killed in the incident when the police opened fire on thousands of demonstrators when they descended on the unit police station in Lahan.Meanwhile, talking to ekantipur over the phone, Chief District Officer Shashi Shekhar Shrestha said that the police had opened fire in self–defense. (more)

Two more injured in Lahan violence die

Jan 23 Two more persons, who were injured in a clash between Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) activists and police in Lahan, Siraha district, yesterday died Tuesday. The dead have been identified as 18-year old Mohammad Mudasin and 32-year old Bechan Yadav. Mudasin died while undergoing treatment at the Army Hospital in Chhauni, Kathmandu, while Yadav died while being taken to Kathmandu for treatment.

An army helicopter had airlifted 14 injured persons including three policemen to Kathmandu for treatment last night. Nine persons are still undergoing treatment at the army hospital. The injured policemen are undergoing treatment at the police hospital.

35 Containers For Nepal Army Weapons Storage

Jan 21- 35 additional containers are being brought to Kathmandu by Friday (26 Jan) for the storage of Nepal Army weapons. According to military sources, the arms containers to store NA weapons are being brought in to coincide with the ongoing registration of Maoist fighters and weapons as per the agreement between the Maoists and the government, reports eKantipur. The containers will be housed at Chhauni barrack in the capital, sources said. As per the government-Maoist agreement signed on November, the weapons of the PLA and NA will be stored in the containers in the seven different areas across the country, which will be monitored by the United Nations.

Nepal Maoists Formally Dissolve Peoples' Governments, Peoples' Courts

Jan 18 – Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) has said that it has dissolved all its “people’s governments” and “people’s courts” across the country. In a statement issued Thursday, Maoist Chairman Prachanda said that all levels of local governments run by his party were dissolved as per the agreement reached with the governments in the past.

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Directing his party workers to support the coalition interim government to be formed in the near future, Prachanda said, “The people’s government and the courts established in the past have been formally dissolved in the context of the historic development of January 15.” On January 15, the reinstated House of Representatives was dissolved and the interim legislature formed after the House unanimously passed the Interim Constitution, allowing the former rebels to enter parliament.

Joint committee finalizes remaining two satellite camps

Jan 18- Head of the UN team to assist in Nepal peace process, Ian Martin today said that the joint committee (comprising the Nepal Army, Maoist and the UN representatives) has finalized all the saellite camps to put the Maoist People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Today’s meeting of the committee decided the remaining two satellite camps that would be in the vicinity of the seven main camps.

Earlier the committee had finalized 19 satellite camps out of 21. Two satellite camps at Maoist seventh division at Sahajpur, Kailali and fourth division at Saina Baina, Rupandehi had to get the final approval by the committee. Speaking at a press conference at the UN Building at Pulchowk, Martin said that a team has already set off for Biratnagar as well to begin its operation after setting up an office there.

The committee’s meeting today also decided to transfer the Maoist second division to Chandanpur from Sindhuligadhi in Sindhuli. 35 UN authorized monitors have already been deployed for the monitoring of management of arms from offices in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj.

Nepal Govt. Must Act Strongly Against JTMM

JTMM Terror In Siraha LAHAN, Jan 13- The Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) today morning bombed six grocery stores in Bhagwatipur Chowk in Siraha district.The JTMM cadres had planted the bombs, accusing the shopkeepers of defying a three-day Terai banda called by JTMM, a break away faction of Nepal Communist Party (Maoist). The JTMM announced a three-day banda since yesterday. The cadres exploded five bombs, destroying six shops in Bhagwatipur market. The buildings as well as all the inventories of the shops were destroyed in the ensuing fire.

The JTMM eastern region commander Bisfot Singh said that the bomb blasts and the subsequent damages were to warn those who had opened the shops defying their call. Two rounds of bullets were also fired after the explosion. Following the bomb blasts and firing, the entire region is under the grip of terror. Likewise, the JTMM cadres blasted two more bombs in Sonbarsha Chowk, Siraha.

Similarly, according to the Area Police Post, Lahan, the JTMM cadres, at 11 pm on Friday, set a cardboard factory ablaze. The factory, located at Lahan-4, is owned by Kamal Kishore Madu, The details of the damages are still unknown, added the police. In a statement released by the central coordinator of JTMM, Jayakrishna Goit, the party called for a three-day long Terai banda as an intensive struggle for the freedom of the local Terai residents. (related)

PM, Indian Envoy Discuss Nepal's Political Situation

Jan 6 – Indian Ambasssador Shiv Shankar Mukherjee on Saturday (6 Jan) met with Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala at Baluwatar and discussed the current political situation in Nepal.

According to sources, PM Koirala and Indian Ambassador Mukherjee talked in length about bilateral issues including the interim statute, which is expected to be promulgated in the near future.

The meeting is also reported to have focused on the issue of Maoist arms management and the formation of the interim government, containing the CPN-Maoist.

The meeting comes after Home Minister and chief government negotiator Krishna Prasad Sitaula made it clear that the interim constitution finalized by the seven-party alliance and the Maoist leadership in early December would be promulgated by mid-January.

Earlier, Maoist Chairman Prachanda in a programme in Dolakha on Friday had warned of street protests if the interim statute was not issued by the agreed date.

Prachanda claimed that the government had agreed to issue the interim constitution by January 14.

Nepal PM: CA Elections Impossible Without Reinstatement of Police Posts

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Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Monday said that elections to the constituent assembly (CA) would not be possible without first reinstating the police posts and VDC secretaries displaced during the decade-long conflict.

Stating that the CA elections couldn’t be held if the Maoists continue to obstruct the reinstatement of VDC secretaries and offices of the security agencies, the PM warned that failure to hold elections would harm the Maoists themselves.

“Should this happen, all the blame will go to the Maoists,” the PM said.

Stressing that the reinstatement of the VDC secretaries and police posts are essential as preparation for the upcoming CA elections, the PM reiterated that an agreement with Maoist chairman Prachanda and Baburam Bhattarai in this regards had already been reached.

“The elections to the constituent assembly won’t take place if timely arrangements are not made to reinstate the displaced police posts and VDC offices in every district. If the elections are halted, the Maoists will have to shoulder the entire blame.”

Previously, Maoist spokesperson Krishna Prasad Mahara had challenged the PM’s recent comment that Maoist Chairman Prachanda had agreed to rebuild the displaced police posts and allow for the return of the VDC chairman, stating that no such agreement had been reached.

Stating that the two leaders had reached an accord over establishing police posts in some sensitive areas only, Mahara had said that police were not needed in the villages for the electoral processes including the collection of electoral roll.

Likewise, Mahara also rebuffed the claim about sending the VDC secretaries to the villages.

Before his return to the capital on Monday after five days from his hometown Biratnagar, Koirala expressed his dissatisfaction over the idea of the interim statute rrndering the PM all powerful in the nation.

According to sources, the PM told reporters that handing over more power to the prime minister would make the serving Prime Minister an autocrat, adding that it applied to himself as well.

“No one should be tempted in this manner,” the PM said, adding that such concentration of power would erode democracy.

Mentioning that everyone had accepted his opinion against handing all powers of the state to the Prime Minister, Koirala said that this comment had garnered “positive comments”.

In another context, the PM maintained that there would be no further haggling over the ambassadorial recommendation process.

Stating that the envoy appointment process would begin as soon as he returned to the capital, PM Koirala said that he would not yield to any sort of pressure to change his decision.

“The decision has already been made; there will be no more changes,” the PM said.

He returned to the capital this afternoon.

Prachanda, Baburam call on Prime Minister

News we are following: Dec 24- In a bid to plug growing fissures between the government and the Maoists, Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala held discussions with Maoist Chairman Prachanda and Maoist-second-in-command Dr Baburam Bhattarai Sunday morning (Dec 24) at the formers’ residence in Baluwatar, reports eKantipur.

According to sources, the trio discussed the interim constitution, appointment of the ambassadors, arms management, among other issue, during the meet. Both Maoist leaders urged the PM to begin the process of arms management at the earliest possible to expedite the issuance of the interim statute, sources said. During the meet, Prachanda clarified to the PM that the CPN-M was forced to call the day-long valley strike after the government went against the spirit of the SPA-Maoist agreement to appoint ambassadors and officials at the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

The PM, meanwhile, urged the Maoist not to harbor any further suspicions “since all important decisions henceforth would be issued only after an agreement and consultations with the seven parties and the Maoists.” The PM on Friday had said that the government had consulted with CPN-Maoist Chairman Prachanda while nominating ambassadors and members of the NHRC, asserting that he wouldn’t be withdrawing the names. He also said that he had told Prachanda that he would keep some seats on the NHRC and the ambassadorship for France for the Maoists.