Keeping in mind the security threats from the Chand-led rebel group, the government outlawed it as a rebel gang.
Citing the reason that the Chand side rejected frequent proposals for talks for a peaceful settlement of the issue, the government took the giant step of disqualifying it as a party & labelling it as a criminal gang.
Pursuant to the decision to outlaw the outfit, the government started capturing Chand’s cadres across the country.
This turned out to be a provocative element to incite Chand, who is also known as Biplab, leading to a series of blasts in the city. The Nepali Congress, as a witness to the rebellious nature of the Maoist party since the beginning, opposed the move by the government.
It pointed to a potential civil war as the move could anger the group, which is known to be equipped with arms.
To a large extent, the Nepali Congress is right about its prediction. The government’s tug of war with Biplab will only be settled through dialogue or the readiness for a bloody war.
The bloody war cost many innocent lives.
It remained a traumatic memory for all Nepalis. Any movement that resorts to the same grotesque form of war is unacceptable.
Promises of peace & stability were made at the end of the war & after the sacrifice of over 17,000 lives.
Sadly, these promises seem distant, following repetitive strikes, terrifying blasts & the daily fear for life that people live through.
The tug of war between Biplab & the Nepal Communist Party-led government has threatened the people’s peace of mind & the state’s stability.
The verdict of the common people demands an end to the perpetual wrestling between the 2.
It also necessitates the start of a dialogue, regardless of its immediate challenges, because the Nepali people have already sensed that Chand’s party is a raging fire that, if not controlled in time, can burn everything to ashes by taking the path of civil war.