Archive ref no: NCA-20251
Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)
The period of the three-month-long ceasefire declared by our party in order to build new Nepal through the constituent assembly –the sentiment and thrust expressed by the historic people's movement for peace and republicanism- is going to be completed today. In this context, it is important to remember that our party unilaterally declared a three-month's ceasefire last year to start initiatives to build a new political polarization against autocratic monarchy, and the 12-point understanding was made with the seven political parties during the same period. The importance of the 12-point understanding has been proved by history. The next important achievement of the ceasefire period is the 8-point agreement made at Baluwatar, which was based on people's desire for peace and transformation. Our party firmly believes that the country move towards peace and transformation only by implementing the 8-point agreement strongly and honestly. Clarifying our responsibility and commitment to the same necessity of the country and the people, our party declares a ceasefire for the next three months through this statement.
We feel it is our duty to clarify here that the government of the seven parties and the so-called parliament, instead of moving forward and standing firmly in favour of the 8-point agreement, are trying to step back on various pretexts. In this context, it has been an issue of a more serious concern that the pressure and signals of the foreign power centres are active behind their attitude. The activities of the seven parties' government and the nature of the strange decisions and declarations of the "parliament" clearly show that they (the government of the seven parties and the parliament) are being deviated from the sprit, thrust and sentiment of the people's movement.
Amidst this situation, our party is firmly moving forward to ensure implementation of the 8-point agreement for the success of the peace talks. For this purpose, serious interactions are being held with various sides. However, it is totally shocking that the government of the seven parties is building relationships with the very oppressors of the people's movement and spreading illusion against the major ally of the movement- Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). If the government and the so-called parliament understand our tireless efforts for the implementation of 8-point agreement and for the success of the peace talks as our weakness, and dreams of gaining long life, it is better to awake from it. We strongly request the government to perform its readiness to promote the peace talks according to the thrust of the 8-point agreement and immediate stop writing wrong letters to the foreigners and listening to the wrong advices, which have hurt the feeling and aspiration of the people. Otherwise, we will be obliged to declare a powerful program of peaceful people's movement even during the period of ceasefire.
28 July 2006