A bus blasted by Nepal
Training Nepalese Rebels: An Interview Revealing All
DELHI, July 8: The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, or Sri Lanka’s
Tamil Tigers as they are commonly known, are providing military
training to the Maoist rebels of Nepal in Bihar near the Nepalese
borders. Some French trainers have also been hired, a Maoist rebel
leader revealed to the South Asia Tribune.
to this correspondent in a recorded conversation, the Maoist rebel
said the Tamil Tigers were helping in formation of human bomb
squads for suicidal missions. Women and teenage boys and girls
were being recruited for these squads. They also carry cyanide
capsules with them.
This Maoist leader had recently
visited Delhi from Purniya, Bihar. He has a link here with a Naxalite
intellectual-activist whom the Indian security agencies often
use to harass for his sympathies with Naxalites.
This correspondent talked to the
Maoist leader in the Capital. This person has the responsibility
to maintain contacts with sympathizers, cadres and different operating
groups of the Maoist forces.
It is interesting to note that
Indian sensitive agencies are entirely unable to cope with the
situation despite having immense resources. The sensitive agencies
are yet busy to malign these forces by propagating false information
to the media about defections and divisions within the Indian
piece of such false information is contained in a document in
Hindi entitled, “MCC-I Ke Nitibhrasht Shadyantrakari
Netaon Ke Bure Mansoobe Ko Dhwast Karen” (Defeat the
Bad Intentions Of the Corrupt And Conspiring Leaders Of the MCC-I).
It was E-mailed recently to this correspondent by someone, possibly
under the fictitious name of Aasif Nadeem.
But the fact is that all Maoist
rebels and parties, including People’s War Group (PWG) and
Maoist Communist Center (MCC) had merged to form a new outfit
namely Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-M) on October 15,
2004. Muppala Lakshman Rao alias Ganapathi Rao has recently been
elected its Secretary. They have agreed to an international proposal
to develop a Red Zone (RZ) from Nepal to Sri Lanka.
rebel leader told the South Asia Tribune: “The
decision to assist the Maoist rebels of Nepal was taken at a secret
meeting of the Maoist activists of eight countries held in Kolkata
in India. They also discussed the present status of rebellion
Maoists of Peru, Netherlands, Norway, France, Germany, Sri Lanka,
Nepal and India participated in the meeting. The Tamil Tigers
and rebels of the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) were
present as special invitees,” he added.
The rebel leader told this correspondent
that this meeting, under the auspices of the Coordination Committee
of Maoists Parties and Organizations of South Asia (CCOMPOSA)
was held last year. The participants were not ready to give recognition
to the MCC of India as it was involved only in the killings of
opponents rather than in the formation of base among the deprived
and exploited people.
“The meeting paved the way
for the merger of the PWG and MCC, and an organization, namely
the Friends of Indian Revolution (FOIR) was formed. It was decided
in the meeting that the LTTE would provide full support to the
Indian and Nepalese Maoists and Indian Maoists would provide shelter
and training camps to the Maoist rebels of Nepal,” he said.
The leader said: “The task
of training the rebels was entrusted to the LTTE and French Maoists.
According to rebel sources, a training camp of the Tamil Tigers
is being run at district Narkatiaganj and Ghorasahan. Ghorasahan
is located between Sitamarhi and Champaran near Nepal borders
Tamil Tigers have formed four
Human Bomb Dalams (squads) of women. Each Dalam has 20 women.
Similarly, 12 Dalams of the Suicidal Squads have been formed.
Each Dalam has 40 young boys and girls. Indian and Nepalese Maoists
are being jointly trained in this camp.
“French trainers are providing
training to Nepalese rebels in the hilly terrain of Uttaranchal.
Such training camps are being run in Indian districts near Nepal
border, such as Tanakpur, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, etc. These camps
are solely for the Maoist rebels of Nepal that are being supervised
by Indian sympathizers.”
When asked if the Maoist forces
of India and Nepal would assist the Tamil Tigers in their operations,
he said: “They are much more resourceful than us. We are
seeking their help in the training and other logistic supports.”
from West Bengal, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh, all the poverty-ridden
areas of Bihar and Eastern Uttar Pradesh have come under the influence
of the Maoist forces. Districts of Bihar, adjacent to Nepal, such
as Champaran, Betia, Narkatiaganj, Muzaffarpur, Sivan, Sitamarhi,
Darbhanga, Madhubani, Purniya have become strongholds of Maoist
rebels of Indian and Nepal.
Similarly, districts of Eastern
Uttar Pradesh, such as, Ghazipur, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Mirzapur,
Basti, Gonda, Deoria, Bahraich, Balrampur have been developed
into the ‘New Belt’.
The Nepalese Home Ministry has
designated these districts as Sensitive Class-A, namely Dolakha,
Ramechhap, Sindhuli, Kavrepalanchowk, Sindhpalchowk, Gorkha, Dang,
Surkhet and Achham while other sensitive districts are Khotang,
Okhaldhunga, Udaipur, Marwanpur, Lalitpur, Nuwakot, Dhading, Tanahu,
Lamjung, Parbat, Baglung, Gulmi, Arghakachi, Bardiya, Dailekh,
Jumla and Dolpa.
The Red Zone and a safe corridor
is being made by the rebels that starts from Nepal, and covers
all of the Northern hilly area of Uttaranchal, East Uttar Pradesh,
Bihar, Jharkhand, South Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh
up to Sri Lanka.
The Maoists of India and Nepal
have also begun joint operations. Recently in a hamlet Madhuban
at Bihar-Nepal border, the rebels of the two countries simultaneously
attacked two banks, a post office, a petrol pump and the house
of a Member of Parliament Sita Ram Singh (from Laloo Prasad Yadav’s
political party RJD) in broad daylight.
were some women rebels also who were in shalwar-qameez
with red dupattas (scarfs), while others wore jeans and
shirts. According to witnesses, some of them had Mongoloid features
and they were talking in Nepalese.
The rebel leader said: “This
was the first time in India that the rebels of India and Nepal
have operated together in unison. But some of our comrades were
arrested while undergoing medical treatment.”
When asked if similar operations
would also be carried out in Nepal in the near future, the leader
said: “Of course. Why not? We have to make the whole region,
right from Nepal to the deep South, including some parts of Sri
Lanka as an Independent Red Zone where the rule of the masses
would be established.”
rebels of the two countries, in this joint operation, looted about
1.2 million rupees from the branch of State Bank of India and
Central Bank of India. They also looted the cash box from the
post office and the treasury at the block office.
They torched the police station and looted the armory, besides
ransacking the house of two supporters of the MP. They are also
believed to have taken away an undisclosed amount of cash and
jewellery from these houses.
Maoists are also strengthening their positions in the Terai region
of Uttaranchal that has jeopardized the affluent peasantry of
the region, which greatly consists of Sikh migrants.
this regard, the rebel leader said: “The Terai region is
adjacent to Nepal, and it falls under the Independent Red Zone.
I daresay that whosoever would resist, he has to pay the price.”
The Nepalese Maoists and their Indian sympathizers and counterparts,
Naxalites, have made the Terai region a base from where they are
waging a war against Sikh farmers, because they consider them
as exploiters of the tribal and the local deprived natives.