Following in the footsteps of the Maoist YCL and the UML's Youth Force, the NC too has initiated its own youth wing called Tarun Dasta ('Troop'). The force was established this month in Dolakha after the NC's central working committee ended. The group goes by the slogan: 'Party-based security is today's necessity'. The current 250 members of the district committee of the force include all the students from the Tarun Party and the NC's All Nepal Students' Union. While announcing the district-level leaders of the force, Kangresi politicians wore blue T-shirts and caps with 'Tarun Dasta' printed on them, and marched around Charikot to protest against YCL and Youth Force "anarchism". General Secretary of the Tarun Party, Umrat Neupane, is said to have directed his youth "to break bones without hurting yourself".