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CPN-M’s plea

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, August 28

Mohan Baidhya-led CPN-Maoist today submitted a memorandum to President Ram Baran Yadav, demanding that army mobilisation be stopped immediately.

The party stated in the memorandum that as per the Interim Constitution, Nepali Army could only be mobilised by the President on the recommendation of the Cabinet when the country faces serious crisis, barring natural disasters.

The party added that the decision to mobilise army under  the old Local Administration Act, 1971,  in the name of maintaining law and order was against the popular movement and undermined the Nepali Army and violated the Interim Constitution.

Though it condemned the killings of dozens of security personnel and protesters, it claimed that the Home Ministry was terrorising the nation by repressing peaceful protests, killing protesters, arresting them and clamping curfew in districts.

The party said people had spontaneously retaliated in several districts, including Kailali, against state terrorism. The party demanded that the mobilisation of army be immediately stopped and state terrorism and communal acts committed by the state should immediately end.

A version of this article appears in print on August 29, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.

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