Nepal’s nod for Gurkha soldiers angers Afghan Maois

Nepal’s nod for Gurkha soldiers angers Afghan Maoists

Web posted at: 4/16/2009 7:20:19
Source ::: IANS
KATHMANDU: When he led a 10-year guerrilla war against the kingdom’s powerful monarchy, Maoist supremo Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda pledged to stop the ‘shameful’ recruitment of Nepalis as mercenaries in the British and Indian armies.

However, his turning back on the promise after becoming Nepal’s first Maoist prime minister has now angered the Maoist parties in other countries, especially in violence-torn Afghanistan.

The underground Communist (Maoist) Party of Afghanistan has begun a campaign against the Nepali Maoists in the global Maoist community, including the Revolutionary International Movement (RIM), of which the Nepal Maoists are a proud member. “Currently, the chairman of the (Unified) Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) is the prime minister of Nepal,” the Afghan Maoists wrote in an open letter of protest to the Nepal Maoists.
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