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Nepal, Maoists to form ‘states’

Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu
Nov 28, 2009 12:29 AM IST

Stepping up their confrontation against the government, Maoists in Nepal have decided to declare 13 autonomous states as part of their agitation to restore ‘civilian supremacy’, reports Utpal Parashar.

Stepping up their confrontation against the government, Maoists in Nepal have decided to declare 13 autonomous states as part of their agitation to restore ‘civilian supremacy’.

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Although formation of states is to be decided by the constituent assembly, the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) has decided to announce declaration of such states between December 11 and 18.

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“The decision to declare autonomous states was taken to put pressure on the government for formation of such provinces,” stated UCPM-(Maoist) Vice-Chairman Baburam Bhattarai.

The Maoists have already launched the third phase of their agitation against the coalition government of Madhav Kumar Nepal. It would end on December 22 with a three-day general strike across the country.

They had proposed to declare autonomous states during the second phase of their agitation that ended earlier this month, but the move was postponed due to lack of preparations.

After a meeting of the United National People’s Movement, a wing of UCPN (Maoist), it was decided that 11 of the proposed states would be based on ethnicity and two on topography.

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  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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    Utpal is a Senior Assistant Editor based in Guwahati. He covers seven states of North-East India and heads the editorial team for the region. He was previously based in Kathmandu, Dehradun and Delhi with Hindustan Times.

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