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Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)
The recent plenary meeting of the CPN (Maoist) Central Committee held at Kamidanda village in Kavre district from 27 to 31 August has come to a successful conclusion under the chairmanship of Com. Prachanda. This statement has been issued in order to make public a short summary of important decisions from the meeting which took place within a security cordon provided by the People's Liberation Army and inside the attractive Sunil Memorial Hall which had been decorated with flags, pendants, and banners with the help of the local party and the community.
1) While giving a special welcome to comrades who were present at a Central Committee meeting for the first time since being recently released from Indian and Nepali jails, the meeting inaugurated by Com. Prachanda began by making an emotional offering, including a moment of silence, to the great People's War, the historic People's Movement, and to all of the martyrs, known and unknown, from this country and from abroad.
2) Progress reports since the last Central Committee was concluded three and a half months ago were presented at the meeting by all of the Regional Bureau In-Charges, Command In-Charges, and by the Central Office. The essence of the reports is that – after synthesizing the fact that along with the basic dimension which is extremely positive, in which the influence of Party ideology, politics and strategy, and tactical policy on the general community has been extremely positive, and that work on organizational expansion is rapidly moving forward, there is a negative dimension which has allowed reactionaries ‘to make a mountain out of a molehill’ when, in opposition to Party policy, a few incidents occur in several places on a low level – the conclusion was reached that there should be an emphasis on halting the few incidents of this sort and on strengthening the relationship with the people, undertaking even more widespread initiatives for organizational expansion.
3) A written political resolution with the title 'Historic possibilities and historic challenges' was presented at the meeting by the Chairman, Com. Prachanda. Following two days of serious discussion, this political resolution was passed unanimously with enthusiastically-raised fists.
In the resolution
(a) Grave anger and concern are expressed at the fact that the government of the seven political parties is colluding with regressive elements (domestic and foreign) and is functioning in the old manner in opposition to the essence and spirit of the 19-day historic People's Movement and the eight-point agreement concluded at Baluwatar which were accomplished on the foundation of the ten year People's War and took support from the 12-point understanding. The resolution highlights the fact that a terrible betrayal of the spirit of the People's Movement is taking place by a governmental approach which, after reaching the seat of power, breaks away from its common path and its cooperation with the C.P.N. (Maoist) and joins in a common path and in cooperation with regressive palace elements. The way in which the government, committing a gross violation of the 12-point and eight-point agreements, is spreading propaganda on the question of managing only Maoists’ arms, unilaterally and in a provocative manner separating this from a complete political solution – the resolution considers this a serious conspiracy and the outcome of a grave wound against the expectations of the population for peace, a republic, and progress.
(b) On the basis of an analysis of actual circumstances of the type mentioned above, the resolution – while warning against a government approach which seeks to strengthen its own status-quoist grip on power by making use of the peace talks and increasing its collusion with regressive elements – has reached the conclusion that widespread pressure from the general population is mandatory. Accordingly, the political resolution has presented an outline of policies and programs comprising first and second phases for raising up a People's Movement. It’s made clear in the resolution that if the government stubbornly moves ahead in a way which is in opposition to the mandate of the historic People’s Movement for an unconditional constituent assembly and a democratic republic, there will be another great storm of a Movement and it will be led by the C.P.N. (Maoist).
(c) The resolution has given special emphasis to the point that, for the type of Movement mentioned above, there is an immediate historical necessity for a broad republican front which includes all political powers, civil society, intellectuals, and social organizations who are in favour of an absolute republic, peace, and progress in the country.
(d) While making clear the fact that arms management will not be possible without agreement on a package for a full political solution, the resolution has first placed emphasis on the question of a political solution according to the spirit of the people’s expectations and the 12-point and eight-point agreements. The resolution has reached the conclusion that the main agenda of the peace talks, which is to place the question of a political solution in the shadows and concentrate the People’s Liberation Army in temporary camps, should not be carried out and cannot be carried out.
4) In order to develop a positive environment that will make the peace talks successful, the meeting has made a decision to move the process of returning homes-land and resolving the problem of the displaced forward in an institutionalized way by setting up offices in all of the district headquarters in the country and making a request to the population for applications from victims (on both sides) of the conflict.
5) Expressing serious concern towards the theft and export of timber and the clearing of forests in different sections of the country, primarily in the flat areas of the Madhesh, which have still not been halted despite the Party's directives, the meeting has made a decision to give special directives to all levels of the Party Committee and the People's Regime to, until further notice, accept this statement as the basis for completely stopping the cutting of timber.
6) The meeting of the Central Committee made a decision to be especially strict in making the act of donation collection completely voluntary, to take immediate public action against the guilty if, opposed to party policy, any incidents such as beatings, abductions, or killings take place; and to not to allow unnecessary force to be used during the current phase of the ceasefire and the peace talks. A special request is made to all levels of the Party to strictly observe, and to bring about the strict observance of, this decision made by the Central Committee in order to defuse the reactionary conspiracy which, deluding the population by pointing out a few minor incidents, prevents a political solution.
7) In order to bring the peace talks to a positive conclusion the meeting has, with the objective of putting special moral pressure on the seven party government by the Party, constituted under Com. Prachanda’s leadership a high-level talks team for the summit talks which includes Com. Baburam Bhattarai, Com. Ram Bahadur Thapa (Badal), Com. Krishna Bahadur Mahara. Com. Dev Gurung, Com. Dinanath Sharma, Com. Pampha Bhushal, Com. Matrika Prasad Yadav, Com. Nanda Kishor Pun (Pasang), and Com. Khadga Bahadur Bishwakarma (Prakand).
8) A decision has been made to move forward with a special policy and plan to honour martyrs from the People's War and the People's Movement, to provide relief assistance for their families, to make public the status of the disappeared, and to provide treatment and relief assistance for the injured.
9) The plane filled with modern weapons which was said to be heading for Nepal from Ukraine and which was stopped in India has attracted the meeting’s serious attention. In this kind of arms smuggling, about which it is said even the government has no information, it is clear that imperialist foreign power centres are carrying out a terrible conspiracy against the country and the people. Said to have been sent for the so-called Nepali Army, the succession of events has raised just such a terrible question about the intention of the old army. Therefore the meeting has decided to make an emphatic request of the government that it immediately make public the full facts relating to this sensitive question.
10) The meeting took a great many important decisions about internal organizational structure in relation to the Party, the army, and the regime, and about numerous departments and fronts.
11) Along with the the deep sadness expressed by the meeting about the losses to life and property which, as the meeting was underway, took place in west Nepal due to continuous rainfall, the Central Committee made a decision to give immediate directives to local Party Committees, the People's Liberation Army, and the People's Regime to take initiatives for the rescue and relief assistance of the victims.
12) The meeting was brought to a close by Com. Prachanda, who in conclusion synthesized that it had been historically successful. And the meeting hall echoed with revolutionary slogans.
Date :- 2 September 2006