From The Nepali Press
Letter to Baburam
Letter to the editor in Kantipur, 9 August
FROM ISSUE #209 (13 AUG 2004 - 19 AUG 2004) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Reading Baburamji's article in your paper on 6 August, I was reminded of his party's excesses and activities which have typecast the Maoist party. There may be very few people who freely agree with their criminal campaign of murder and violence. Maybe there needs to be revolution not just in the monarchy and the \'old regime', but also within his party. The Maoists never cease calling themselves \'communist', but how can the kind of barbarism they have unleashed in this day and age be called civilised? Their extreme reaction to any criticism, extinguishing human life and tearing apart the fabric of Nepali society by planting seeds of terrorism-how can these things be called \'communist'? Ganesh Chiluwal, who burnt an effigy of the Maoist leaders, was shot. The chairman of the Rasuwa DDC, Bhimlal Hirachan, had his corpse desecrated. The ex-mayor of Gulariya was cut into three pieces while attending the funeral of a relative. Many police and soldiers who have gone home on leave have been killed. Why can't they visit their families? Isn't that their human right? They weren't going to war, they weren't armed. Is this just a way to show revolutionary zeal, or is this the revolution itself? Is this the way to create an environment for talks? Abducting thousands of teachers and students with scant regard for human rights? Why don't you answer, Baburamji?