Today is the 19th anniversary of the People’s War. On 13 February, 1996, thousands of Nepalis took up arms for change and since then, they have been celebrating the People’s War Day every year.
It is the biggest challenge for the Maoist party to stay true to what they set out to do and most importantly protect revolution and the revolutionary ideas that inspired thousands to heed their call. We cannot just shove away all that and backtrack from the original ideals and compromise for short term gains.
Over the years, the Maoists have earned a bad name because of the leadership’s compromise and sudden change in lifestyle. It is important that they return to their initial promises.
This day provides an opportunity to remember the 14,000 martyrs that died during the struggle. So, let’s pay our respect to the brave sons and daughters of Nepal who had the courage to sacrifice themselves for change.