MJF asks govt to outlaw YCL

Mahottari, June 18:

The Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum (MJF) has asked the government to outlaw the Young Communist League for its unabated involvement in murder, violence and abduction.

It also said that the Maoists, for the same reason, have no right to stay in the government.

The MJF’s demand came after its two-day central meeting in Ankar VDC of Mahottari district today.

The meeting concluded that the Maoists — in violation of the November 8 and November 21 peace treaties - are continuing to use the YCL for murder, violence and abduction. The meeting decided to appeal to the government to outlaw the YCL, MJF central member Ram Kumar Sharma said.

MJF has also decided to call a Nepal bandh on June 22 to protest the abduction of its central vice-chairman, Jitendra Shah, by the Maoists, Sharma said, adding that the meeting concluded that the Maoists are the most dangerous elements.

The meeting has also concluded that the Maoists have traded all their agenda raised during the armed insurgency in return for 84 interim parliament seats and five cabinet ministers’ posts, Sharma said.

After the MJF raised its agenda, the Maoists lost their balance and began launching violent attacks on the MJF, he said.

The meeting has also expressed its interest to sit for the second phase of talks anytime and has said that success of the talks depended on the government’s attitude.

The MJF concluded that different powers are trying to foil the constituent assembly poll and that the MJF’s main political agenda would be discussed in the second phase of talks with the government.

It also urged the government to immediately address the issues of the Madhes.

Meanwhile, the meeting dissolved the party’s central executive committee and formed a 27-member second convention preparation committee under the coordination of Upendra Yadav.

The second convention is scheduled for from October 27 to October 29 in Birgunj. The meeting also decided to open its central office in Birgunj, central member Sharma said.