Fears of Violence as Nepal Cracks Down on Maoist Splinter Group


A crackdown on a Maoist splinter group by the Nepalese government has raised fears of violence, over a decade after the end of the communist insurgency. Up to 100 members of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), including top leaders, have been accused of fomenting pre-election violence and jailed. Talks between the governing Nepal Communist Party and the CPN have yet to yield any concrete results. Meanwhile, spokespeople for the Maoist splinter party has vowed to revive the wartime “people’s government” and “people’s court.”

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