KATHMANDU, June 8 - The Unified Communist Party Nepal (Maoist) on Monday staged a mass movement in Banepa of Kavre district, on Monday, and warned to return to the people's war. They staged the rally in protest against Sunday's clashes in which its cadres were beaten up and offices were vandalised.
The rally of Maoist supporters who gathered from the nearby villages marched around the town of Banepa , 26 kilometers from the capital, and converged into a corner meeting at Chandani Chowk where the Maoist party office is situated.
Speaking at the rally, the Maoist leaders not only warned that they would return to the civil war but also said that those who dare to attack Maoists would not be spared. They claimed that the Maoist cadres have their weapons in their own house and not stored in UN-monitored cantonments.
"We have already measured the size of the hands of those who attacked our cadres and vandalised our offices," said Maoist leader Chakra Bahadur Thapa 'Sagar'.
Another leader said that their retaliation would extremely violent and the current government would be responsible for its consequences.
The demonstrating Maoists loudly chanted slogans against the Nepali Congress and the Communist Party Nepal-United Marxist Leninist.
The local administration had to clamp curfew in Banepa yesterday after the clash between the town residents and the Maoists turned violent during the banda called by the Maoist affiliated Tamang Rastriya Mukti Morcha.
Also today, Maoist cadres who reached Banepa to take part in the rally damaged the UML District Office by pelting stones.