Tuesday, February 26, 2008

People’s war closer to reality in Bhutan

A People’s war now seems likely in the nation of Bhutan. Several Maoist parties are joining forces to initiate a people’s war. At least one group claims it has already put together a guerilla army and others are taking lessons from the Communist Party of Nepal Maoist.

The following press release

February 13th 2008

The number of underground political parties and organisations beingactive in Bhutanese society has reached nine.These parties include Bhutan Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist- Maoist),Bhutan Communist Party (Maoist), Bhutan Tigers Force, Cobra Bhuan Party,Bhutan Kopra Party, Black Cat, All Bhutan Revolutionary Peasants'Association, All Bhutan Revolutionary Students' Association and BhutanRepublican Youth Association.Some of these parties claim that they have launched people's movement inBhutan.Bhutan Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist- Maoist), which claims to be anorganised party, recently divided into two factions -- Birat andBikalpa.Surya, who leads the Bhutan Communist Party (Maoists), said the armedstruggle in Bhutan is in the final phase now.The Bhutan Tigers Force has stated that their major demand is theremoval of security posts from refugee camps and said the party wasagainst third country resettlement process.The Revolutionary Peasants' Association and the All Bhutan RevolutionaryStudents' Association claim that they are the sister organisations ofthe Bhutan Communist Party (Maoist). "We support the agitation of theBhutan Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist- Maoist)," central member of theBhutan Republican Youth Association Bhaskar said.
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