Nepal Today

Monday, August 24, 2009

19 armed Maoists combatants under UN watch arrested

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 24 Aug: Nineteen armed combatants under UN watch at a camp were arrested in Kapilvastu Monday, police said.
They were from fourth division in Nawalparasi.
They were returning from Nepalgunj where Chairman Prachanda was addressing a party political training camp.
Four vans in which the combatants were traveling were seized.
Arrested commander Shakti arrested said the group had gone to Nepalgunj for Prachanda’s security.
UNMIN has been called to by government authorities to discuss the arrest.
Combatants were arrested at Jitpur with nine weapons seized. Are are being detained at Taulihawa.
Meanwhile, Prachanda threatened in Nepalgunj Monday Maoists will launch a people’s movement if demand to discuss a censure motion against the president in parliament is thwarted.
Maoists have said a President Dr Ram Baran Yadav in a coup retained sacked Army Chief Gen Rukmangud Katawal.
Maoists sacked him.
But the Prachanda government was ousted while Katawal retired.,
“The UN has legitimized the popular movement,” Prachanda told reporters.
Said adding there was no alternative to a rebellion.
Prachanda also predicted the downfall of the Madhav Kumar Nepal government and its replacement by a Maoist-led administration.

Girija, Prachanda meet

Kathmandu, 24 Aug: Chairman Prachanda and Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala held political discussions Monday.
Details of he discussion weren’t immediately available.
But the meeting comes immediately after the Prachanda declaration Maoists will soon form a national government led by them..


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