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Maoists not to talk with Government



The Maoists engaged in a "People\'s War" for five years have said they will not talk to Koirala\'s government. That was said by Maoist leader Prachanda in a reply to a letter sent by Sher Bahadur Deuba, who heads a commission to hold talks with the Maoists. With that statement from the Maoists, it has become clear that the Koirala government has failed to resolve the Maoist problem through talks.

The statement signed by Prachanda says that instead of creating an environment conducive for talks as approved by human rights groups and the larger population, the Koirala government has increased the killings, arrests and disappearances of Maoist supporters which is why it cannot hold talks with the present government. The statement adds that a team can still be sent to talks if the government stops the killings and creates an environment conducive for dialogue.

The statement repeats that it would send a team to the talks provided a "minimum atmosphere" is created. Otherwise, it adds, if the Girija government continues its policy of repression, then it alone would be responsible for what happens next.


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