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Nepal Maoists against banning Maoist outfit in India

Source: PTI
June 27, 2009 20:39 IST
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A senior Nepalese Maoist leader has taken exception to the banning of Indian Maoists who he said are 'fighting for social transformation' in the country.

The move to ban the Maoist organisation in India cannot be termed right, Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Foreign Relations Department chief C P Gajurel told PTI.

"As a political organisation we cannot support the move to ban the Maoist organisation, which is a political group," he said but denied that having any link with the Maoists of India.

"We did not have any working relation with the Indian Maoists in the past and also we will not establish such links in future," he clarified.

But as a political organisation we have our own views and we cannot buy the idea of banning that organisation, said Gajurel.

The Maoists of India have their own ideology, their political organisation, their aim and ideology. The group which is aimed at bringing total transformation in the society cannot be termed as terrorist and should not be banned, he said.

The Maoist problem in India is a political problem and I think it should be resolved politically, he said adding, no military solution should be sought to resolve the issue.

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