Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal speaking at a tribute assembly organized to mark the 25th 'People's War' Day at Dhumbarahi on Thursday. (Photo: Khabarhub)
KATHMANDU: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said the Netra Bikram Chand-led uprising is irrelevant and will not succeed in the present context arguing that the time and situation has changed drastically.
Speaking at the tribute assembly organized to mark 25th ‘People’s War’ Day at the central party office in Dhumbarahi on Thursday, Dahal said, “The decade-long insurgency was the need of the history and past circumstances. But if the same model of revolt is imitated, it will not succeed since the time and context has changed.”
Dahal said the country is now heading towards the path of socialism through the peace process established by the people’s movement.
He further said the Maoists came to the peace process and established republic in collaboration with the bourgeois after well analyzing the world circumstances. “If we had continued with the insurgency, we would have met the same fate as that of Peru and Sri Lanka”.
Referring to the Chanda-led movement, Dahal said some of our friends are staging revolt imitating the past Maoist insurgency. The past insurgency was the need of the past circumstances. The time and context has changed.
Meanwhile, Dahal urged leaders and cadres to join hands to move ahead towards the path of socialism by raising above the partisan interest and through sacrifice and devotion.
The tribute assembly was organized in commemoration of the martyrs killed during the decade-long Maoist insurgency at Dhumbarahi at 9 am.
The then CPN (Maoist) had launched the insurgency on February 13, 1996 (Falgun 1, 2052 BS) and the armed conflict continued for 10 years until the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) was signed in November, 2006.
Over 17,000 people were killed during the armed insurgency and the whereabouts of as many as 1,500 others is still unknown.