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NC charges Maoists with having links with terror groups

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 20:28

Kathmandu: Nepali Congress today took
exception to fraternal links between the Maoists and what it
described as international terrorist groups like RIM and
COMPOSA, saying it was against the spirit of peace process.

The group like Revolutionary International Movement
(RIM) and Coordination Committee of Maoist Parties and
Organisations of South Asia (COMPOSA) are banned outfits
internationally and having affiliation with these groups are
banned in their mother countries, senior Nepali Congress
leader Ram Sharan Mahat said.

The NC leader was commenting on claims made by
Maoists` deputy leader in the Parliament Narayan Kaji Shrestha
`Prakash` that his party has fraternal relations with the
international Maoist groups such as RIM and COMPOSA.

Prakash, however, said, "we only have ideological
proximity and political consultative relations with these
organisations. But we don`t have any physical cooperation or
working relations with these organisations."

But, Mahat said the Maoists cannot fool the world by
saying that they have only ideological relations with these
violent groups.

"To become the members of such groups is against the
spirit of the peace process. The Maoists are still the member
of these organization which believe in violence," he said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 20:28

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