I am contemplating giving up APster agitation,Revolution and rebellion should be carnival of the oppressed, not the bingo hall for the mindlessly dull.Not they I will ever join an authoritarian bunch of Guerilla's either but...
Despite my attacks on the lunacy of marxist leninism,like Al Qaida,I
support FARC,ELN and various others that are just getting on with
it...until they create state power.
Kathmandu Post, 16 November 2002
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The Maoists rebels today owned responsibility for the killing of two
security personnel working for the US Embassy in Kathmandu.
A statement issued on behalf of the Maoists which bore sign of Vijay, the
Valley Area Bureau chief, said killing of Deepak Pokherel last week and
Ramesh Manandhar few weeks ago were carried by Maoists on evidence that
they were spying on the rebels.
The rebels, however, disowned any role in alleged bomb throwing incident in
the residence of Dr. Keshar Jung Rayamajhi, Chairman of Raj Parishad
Standing Committee on Wednesday morning and demanded a probe into it.
The clarification, however, comes with an unprecedented warning to
diplomatic missions, general public, journalists and artists not to
propagate against the people's war.
"Although our policy is not to attack our critics and political rivals,
those acting against people's war under any cover would not be spared,"
said the statement. The US Embassy was specifically mentioned to understand
The Maoists have also warned artist Santosh Panta, who is an honorary
Subedar in the Royal Nepalese Army, for his alleged involvement in
production and publicity of "anti-people's war" propaganda. They have asked
Panta "to resign from Department of Military Intelligence (DMI) within 7
Kathmandu Post, 16 November 2002
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Over 300 rebels killed in Jumla alone, claims government
From Navaraj Shahi in Jumla, Ishwori Neupane in Gorkha & Motilal Poudel in
At least 60 security personnel - 37 in Jumla and 23 in Gorkha districts -
as well as three civilians lost their lives in fierce encounter with the
Maoists last night.
While encounter in Gorkha‚??s Takukot was apparently unevenly matched as
rebels far outnumbered the police, the government authorities claimed that
as many as 300 rebels and ordinary people used as human shield by the
Maoists might have died in the crossfire in Jumla. However, in a press
statement, the Defence Ministry confirmed the deaths of 55 rebels.
In Gorkha, while 23 policemen died on the spot, eight more were seriously
Khalanga town, the district headquarters of Jumla, came under siege of the
Maoists around 10 o'clock last night. The police as well as military
personnel were locked up in a fierce encounter with well-armed Maoists,
estimated to be around 4,000 in number.
The night vision helicopters which took off for additional support to the
fighting force, however, could not land because of bad weather and poor
visibility caused by thick smoke coming out of the buildings, mostly
government offices which Maoists has set ablaze.
In the battle that follows, top civil administrator - Chief District
Officer Damadar Pant along with two Deputy Superintendents of Police Shiva
Narayan Mandal and Vijayaswor Ghimire - lost their lives while the district
judge is missing.
The military, which ultimately repelled the Maoists in the morning almost
after eight hours of battle, saw four soldiers dead with 14 others wounded.
All the injured personnel were airlifted to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu for
treatment on Friday morning.
They were able to recover few Self Loading Rifles along with seven 303
rifles, one shotgun and seven country-made guns from the fleeing rebels.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pradeep Shumsher JBR who was in Nepalgunj
rushed to Khalanga for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation on Friday.
News bulletin from the Police Headquarters in Kathmandu confirmed the death
of 33 policemen. Two employees of the National Investigation Department and
a peon at the Land Revenue Office were the civilians who were killed in the
Most of the rebels are suspected to have been killed after the night vision
helicopters began aerial offensives against the rebels. A combined force of
the security personnel has been mobilised to hunt down the rebels in and
around the area.
The rebels surrounded the district headquarters of Khalnga and launched
simultaneous attacks at security bases - an army barrack, Armed Police
Force base, Regional Police Unit and District Police Office - from all
sides, reported our reporter there, quoting security sources.
The rebels set ablaze the District Administration Office, District Police
Office, Land Revenue Office, Jumla Airport Tower, a barrack of Armed Police
Force, Regional Police Unit and local branch office of Rastriya Banijya
Bank. The rebels also ransacked Rs. 2.1 million in cash and valuables worth
Rs. 1.7 million from the bank.
Meanwhile, our Surkhet-based reporter, quoting Local Development Officer
Hari Bashistha, who arrived in Surkhet by army helicopter, said that the
rebels set ablaze almost all the government facilities besides taking six
prisoners along with them after breaking into the district jail. He said
that they also shot dead Prakash Shah, an employee deputed at the
If you cant donate at least don't contribute to the monarchist puppet
state.Trek somewhere else.Patagonia?
Choppers are playing havoc in South America against the forests as well as
our friends.To boycott and fight the US might save your kids life,SEE...