Baidya denounces handover of arms containers’ keys to AISC, terms it ‘suicidal’ for Maoist party

Thursday, 01 September 2011 21:25
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UCPN (Maoist) vice chairman Mohan Baidya, who has been critical of party’s decision to handover keys of arms containers to the Army Integration Special Committee (AISC), has condemned the decision reached in AISC meeting yesterday.

Mohan Baidya (File photo)

Issuing a press release shortly after the handover of the keys in the Third Division of PLA cantonment in Shaktikhor of Chitwan and Second Division in Dudhauli of Sindhuli, Thursday evening, the party’s hardliner leader warned that the decision would be “suicidal” for the Maoist party itself.

“This move has come against the decision of (the party’s) central committee and standing committee. The decision made in a hurry is meant to disarm and dissolve PLA,” vice chairman Baidya added.

Baidya has also demanded that the decision to hand over the keys be revoked at the earliest. nepalnews.com

Nepal: UCPN (Maoist) starts handing over keys of arms containers

Thursday, 01 September 2011

In what would be viewed as a major headway in ongoing peace process, ruling UCPN (Maoist) Thursday started handing over keys of the weapons containers to Army Integration Special Committee (AISC) as per the party’s earlier decision.

Despite facing sharp opposition from the hardliner faction led by party vice chairman Mohan Baidya, the Maoist party started handover of the keys of arms containers to the AISC from the Third Division of PLA cantonment in Shaktikhor of Chitwan and Second Division in Dudhauli of Sindhuli district.

Organising a programme in Shaktikhor cantonment premises, Maoist Division Commander Udaya Bahadur Chalaune ‘Deepak’ and Division spokesperson Janak Bista ‘Kuber’ handed over the keys of the arms container to the AISC representatives Thursday evening.

Likewise, the Maoists have also handed over keys of the arms container at the Second Division in Dudhauli of Sindhuli district. According to the source, the keys were handed over as per the command of the PLA headquarter Thursday afternoon. Continue reading

Nepal: Special panel to get arms container keys today

PHANINDRA DAHAL,KAMAL DEV BHATTARAI

KATHMANDU, AUG 31 -In a major breakthrough in the peace process, the UCPN (Maoist) on Wednesday agreed to hand over keys to arms containers to the Special Committee on Thursday.

The decision to acquire the arms containers installed at cantonment sites was formalised by the Special Committee led by newly-elected Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai. The Maoist party’s consent to detach itself from its weapons comes four days after the Maoist vice-chairman was elected the PM. Continue reading