No need to talk to govt, says JTMM

Rajbiraj, January 18:

The central coordinator of the Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM), Jay Krishna Goit, has accused the government of adopting the policy of crushing his outfit. It is futile to hold talks with a government that has resorted to suppression, Goit said in a statement today.

“The JTMM called the government for talks time and again. However, the call went unheeded. The government gave an impression that it was against talks.”

“The government could not initiate talks with the JTMM when the Maoists announced a war against the JTMM in Siraha and Saptari,” the statement said, adding: “The Maoist supremo Prachanda directed his cadres to help re-establish displaced police posts in the Terai. However, he barred the re-establishment of police posts in the hilly region.”

The statement also thanked parties, journalists and rights organisations, who were in favour of solving the problem through talks.

However, in his statement, Goit did not comment on recent talks offer made by a central member of the CPN (Maoist), Matrika Prasad Yadav. Talking to journalists in Rajbiraj last week, Yadav had expressed willingness to hold talks with the JTMM for resolving problems of Terai.