02 October, 2020

“They Can Only Kill Innocents, Not Us”

The interview with Maoist insurgents is a tad unreal, when it does materialise in the middle of the dense jungles of Dandakaranya...

Tribhuvan Tiwari
“They Can Only Kill Innocents, Not Us”
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The interview with Maoist insurgents is a tad unreal, when it does materialise in the middle of the dense jungles of Dandakaranya. While the top three—Vinod, Deva (members of the Durba divisional committee) and area commander Badru—sit down, the other five accompanying them vanish to keep vigil. Badru, with some help from the other two, takes the questions in Hindi. Excerpts:

The government’s called you for talks, if you abjure violence....

We don’t want a dialogue with the government as it can’t solve the real problems of the people. Manmohan Singh and Chidambaram want to bring MNCs here and hand over the land to them. We want to establish a Communist state, something the government totally disagrees with. So where is the meeting ground?

Haven’t the Maoists entered the democratic process in Nepal?

They have taken the wrong path. Earlier, they had the same philosophy as ours. They made so many sacrifices. What they’re doing now will not end the real problems of the...

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