NC to sensitise people to Maoist atrocities

Kathmandu, May 20:

The Nepali Congress has directed its sister organisations to spread awareness about Maoists’ continued atrocities against the civilians and the logic behind its seven conditions for consensus politics.

Nepali Congress acting president Sushil Koirala, vice-presidents Prakash Man Singh and Gopal Man Shrestha and general secretaries Ram Baran Yadav and Bimlendra Nidhi asked the NC’s sister organisations, including the Nepal Students’ Union, the Nepal Tarun Dal and the Nepal Women Association to launch awareness on the seven conditions.

President of the Nepal Students’ Union, Pradeep Poudel, said the Nepali Congress leaders asked them to effectively carry the message of the party’s terms to the people across the country and work with other sister organisations of political parties to fight against the continued Maoist excesses.

“Now we are going to tell the people that Nepali Congres’ terms are meant to control Maoists’ atrocities and ensure rule of law,” Poudel told this daily.

Poudel said that they would hold talks with other parties’ sister organisations and chalk out programmes to sensitise the people on all contemporary issues.

General secretary of the Nepali Congress, Ram Baran Yadav, said: “Even the media are afraid to report all the incidents of Maoist atrocities due to fear of reprisal and therefore it is necessary for a democratic partly like the NC to let the people know of Maoists’ continued violence.”

“In Gorkha, Maoists forced 15 teachers to resign and they killed a civilian in their cantonment. Such violent activities are continuing all over the country,” Yadav said, adding, “We must let people know about their atrocities.”

NSU president Poudel said the NC sister organisations would celebrate the day of declaration of republic in a grand manner.

According to Poudel, those representatives of the the Nepal Students’ Union, the Nepal Tarun Dal and the Nepal Women Association have urged the party leaders to transfer the power only in accordance with the constitutional provisions as mentioned in the interim statute.

Under the existing provision, a government can be formed or removed either by consensus or by two-third majority, he said.