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Buddha is back


DEWAN RAI


The Youth Communist League have quietened down considerably. Back when the Maoists were in power, they were effectively a paramilitary force, publicly shaming allegedly corrupt officials and intervening in such high visibility arenas as traffic control. When the Maoists left government, the YCL withdrew from the limelight, busying itself behind the scenes in party protests to reinstate civilian supremacy and national independence.

Nine months later, the YCL is back, though thankfully not with a bang. They are launching a 'national youth campaign', a peaceful program aimed to draw the attention of concerned stakeholders for the completion of the peace process and the writing of a pro-people constitution by the May 28 deadline.

"The YCL has always been a social campaigner," says YCL coordinator Ganesh Pun. He says they are prepared to do whatever it takes to take the peace process to a logical conclusion.

Is it possible that the characterisation of the YCL as obsessed with violence is unfair? When a YCL cadre died in Surkhet this week, the group kept mum. "YCL ran artillery, assault and logistical units during the insurgency but we also initiated talks," Pun says, "We never were violent."

Pun also claims it was the YCL who lobbied for the National Youth Policy and the Youth Self-employment Program. "We are ready to support any government if they have a program to fight social inequalities and injustice," he says. It plans to invite the youth wings of other parties, with whom they have lingering disagreements, to participate in their campaign.

According to Pun, the YCL has one million general members from across the country. "We don't need to say what we are capable of doing in one whistle," he says. In a public address in March 2008, Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal urged YCL cadre to become like Buddha. No one listened. Now, it seems, Buddha is back.



1. Pea.ce
Buddha is back and back to Buddha......
Dimag Suddha...... Maan Shanti.......


2. rrrrrrr

A leopard never changes its spots, is all I was thinking whilst reading the article. I wish I could believe  Mr. Rai.



3. bobbie
"We were never violent"..............Give urself a slap in the face

4. hange
If their future intentions are¬ positive, then more power to them.¬ But the, "We were never violent," statement is a bold-faced lie.¬ Either that or he is simply out of touch with reality, denying the heinous crimes this organisation has partaken of in the past

5. Jose Guevara
Get a life.... reporting on such losers and misfits, it is so substandard journalism. Be creative and write on something serious.


6. jange
NT is duped again.

YCL is Buddha.
Violence is peace
Chaos is order
murder, loot and extortion is revolutionary

But NT likes to be duped- again, and again and again...

But again, like the mafia, the Maoists have ways to persuade that you never dreamt of.


7. Che
Did you read your own blog before writing this story? 

"Young Communist League, the youth wing of the Maoist Party, has announced that it will help the government arrest criminals, as part of its wider campaign to create a peaceful environment for the writing of a 'pro-people constitution'. The Himalayan Times reports:

The YCL today announced an exposure campaign against murder, kidnapping, prostitution, women and drug trafficking, gender violence, anomalies in society, caste-based discrimination, inflation and black market, artificial shortages of commodities and help the administration book culprits involved in murders, corruption and other criminal activities.

It will also launch a campaign against unemployment, victims of foreign employment and problems created due to "unscientific policy" of the government on health and educational issues."


An exposure campaign: seems very buddha like.


8. sherpa

Please YCL gunda harulai Buddha ko upama diyera buddha ko abamulyan nagarnus.they will never change....how can someone change thier behaviour and thoughts so quickly with same mentality and without proper Education.everything is just BULL SHIT.



9. AJ

The Pun's comment, "YCL ran artillery, assault and logistical units during the insurgency...." proves YCL terrors are the real maoist fighters as it was being suspected. Those in the contanment are just regular party cadres. Thanks Pun for sharing the info...Budha is born?? C'mmon Rai, you gotta be kidding!!



10. Sonam Lama
How many in Nepal understands the real meaning of Buddha? and how many in the YCL understands, I can say none of them, which is why they are easily brain washed with the wrong Maoist ideology and runs after bloodshed, looting and destroying. They should be named behind with all the evils this world has seen. Please don't use Buddha's name on these stupid Maoist. It would be better to use this holy name for getting aids from Buddhist countries like Japan etc, after all Nepal is getting something in return! 



11. Norbu Ghaley
Criminal wanted to arrest criminals, it is some what like robbers wanted to arrest thieves! what a laughing initiative brought forward, and some idiots even used Buddha's name in their empty promises and initiatives, so it is very pitiable to find such stupid people in Nepal. I think Girija Babu said it right YCL, Young Criminal League, tah's it, they are themselves criminal, how they will stop crime in Nepal. Mr. Puns hand is soaked with the bloods of many innocents, how his dirty hand going to clean our society? I think he is just kidding and making fun of the media's attention, he knows how maha goonda he himself is!

One has to transform oneself completely first, before even thinking of transforming ones own family, to think of transforming the whole society of Nepal is a far away dream! It is like Kishunji saying: I will make Nepal like Singapore within three years of his premiership! My foot with all these stupids netas of Nepal.

Before using the name of Buddha, first find out who the Buddha really was? what was his achievements, on which ideology and principles Buddha studied and believed? and how one can achieve  Buddhahood and then find out what Buddha means logically in true sense of understanding? Then one would become most fortunate being in this confused world!


12. Sonam Lama
How many in Nepal understands the real meaning of Buddha? and how many in the YCL understands, I can say none of them, which is why they are easily brain washed with the wrong Maoist ideology and runs after bloodshed, looting and destroying. They should be named behind with all the evils this world has seen. Please don't use Buddha's name on these stupid Maoist. It would be better to use this holy name for getting aids from Buddhist countries like Japan etc, after all Nepal is getting something in return! 



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