[The prolonged struggle and negotiations between revolutionary and revisionist lines is apparently reaching the point of agreed-upon indecision (for now). Under the banner of party unity, can common ground be found between revolution (restarting the people’s war and the peasant New Democratic revolution) and revisionism (committing to a peaceful road with bourgeois parties, disarming the people’s forces, and stopping/reversing the peasant struggle for land)? Whose interests will be sacrificed or put off until another time? If this article is confirmed by further reports, a very dangerous agreement to disagree has been made. — Frontlines ed.]
Maoists likely to withhold both documents
KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The rival factions of the UCPN (Maoist) are likely to withhold both political documents presented separately by Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Vice-chairman Mohan Baidya and formulate common political programs for now to press for the conclusion of the peace and constitution drafting process.
Senior leaders from the hardline faction held hours-long meeting with Dahal at his residence on Monday morning to reach a consensus on how to conclude the ongoing CC meeting amidst the ideological differences.
“We have arrived at an understanding that there is no alternative to party unity. We are talking about mobilization of the masses to frame a people´s constitution and conclude the peace process. We are holding talks in that spirit,” said party Secretary CP Gajurel who is close to Baidya.
According to leaders, Dahal has proposed that the party mobilize masses on the streets to press for a constitution in favor of people, and hold discussion forums on ideological differences until they are resolved at the upcoming general convention. Continue reading
Telegraph Nepal, December 6, 2011
The Unified Maoists’ Party of Nepal has formally deplored the murder of Indian Maoist leader Mallojula Koteswara Rao alias Kishenji by state led forces on November 24, 2011.
Kishenji was the military head and a politburo member of the Communist Party of India (Maoist).
The Unified Maoist Party’s international bureau head Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Tuesday December 6, 2011, issued a statement and said that the government of India in a cowardly act has murdered Kishenji.
“We deplore the act of the Indian government in killing an unarmed Kishenji,” reads the statement and adds, “We urge the Indian government to resort to peaceful means instead of brutal killings and bloodshed to solve the problems.”
In the meantime, a 22-member team of four constituents of the Coordination of Democratic Rights Organization in India have demanded an independent judicial inquiry into the killing and said that Kishenji was killed while in custody but not in what has been given to understand by the Indian government.