CPN-Maoist cadres capture magnesite quarry in Dolakha

DOLAKHA, ekantipur.com, NOV 11 – Cadres of the Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist on Saturday announced that they have captured a magnesite quarry in Dolakha district.

A group of Baidya loyalists reached the Lankuridianda-based Kharidhunga Magnesite Mine area in the evening and announced the seizure of the mine area by hoisting party flags.

The Maoist district committee, in a statement, said that the party resorted to this move as the government is selling the magnesite quarry to private company at throwaway prices. The statement signed by the party’s district secretary, Surya Baral, said that the party took captured the state property to protect it from being misused. Continue reading