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Stupid move by Stupid move by government



The drama that took place when Comrade Dinesh Sharma was released was a farce. He was tortured and kept in solitary confinement for 11 months. The government, in order to fulfil its narrow goals, put him under tremendous pressure and made him state that he had changed his beliefs and line of thinking.

In the process, the government violated the Constitution. Clause 5 of Article 14 of the Constitution states that, "Any person who has been arrested will be allowed to consult any lawyer of his choice and act according to that." Recent events show that this too was not followed. When our party had stated that the minimum ground work for dialogue be prepared, we did not want that only these two be released. We want all our arrested members to be presented to the public. They should all be released and state terrorism stopped. Instead, the government is using force to coerce our colleagues into making statements to its benefit. This is cheating, injustice and criminal.

Comrade Sharma was presented to the public, but why not Comrades Dandapani Neupane and Matrika Yadav? Why aren't Comrades Ishwori Dahal, Chitranarayan, Rajendra Dahal, Milan Nepali, Navin Gautam, Ajablal and Bikash Sharma brought out in the open too? Is it because they refused to change their beliefs? Or have they already been killed by the government?


LATEST ISSUE
638
(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)


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