“If the security forces of Nepal have courage, why don’t they join us in protecting our own border territories being encroached? Why is it necessary for them to raid a party’s sister wing’s offices in a warlike manner?” Suman, a youth central member of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Maoist was shouting before the young communists led by the party.
Addressing the gathering on 7 February at Ratnapark in Kathmandu, Suman said that the Nepal government should not have raided his office of the Newa Valley State Committee so as to incite for revoking war since his party was in the peace process after having deposited weapons in the UN-monitored cantonments. Suman said that the other parties loyal to the feudal monarchy were afraid of the coming constituent assembly elections scheduled for 10 April and so were indulged in conspiracies to revoke war to suppress the revolutionaries with the help of the CIA and the Indian expansionist forces. “Should the elections take place in Nepal, we are sure to win,” he said. Addressing the mass, Ganesh Pun, the Young Communist League (YCL) Chairman said that YCL cadres were prepared for war with the Nepal government forces if the government decides so. He challenged, “instead of making a sudden battalion-sized armed raid on political organizations that are engaged in peaceful politics, declare war against us, and we are ready to respond to you.”
Student leader Himal Sharma said that student and YCL youths would overwhelm all regressive forces of Nepal and would provide lead the country. Earlier the youths had rallied through the inner roads of the Kathmandu Metropolis. On the same day, reports arrived from different districts of Nepal that Maoist-affiliated youths demonstrated throughout the nation protesting the government raid on the YCL Headquarters in Kathmandu.
Most of the youth leaders were found to have used very hostile and war language in their speeches. They repeatedly challenged the government forces for war. This shows that they are still dominated by their military ideology though they are in the process at present. This reporter felt that they should have used more intellectual and psychologically convincing language if they wanted to win more public support.
However, independent observers said that the feudal monarchist forces led by Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and his daughter Sujata Koirala have tried to derail the peace process because they are extremely frightened with the possible consequences of the coming constituent assembly polls. The Nepalis have already given their street verdict of the end of the feudal monarchy through the 19-day unprecedented April uprising in 2006. The people had completely neutralized the 24-hour military curfews imposed continuously for 19 days. This was the most interesting scene of the Gurkhas’ movement in the world. Nevertheless, the global monopolistic and hegemonistic forces have been trying to convert Nepal’s transition phase into their own favor by trying to reverse the situation.