Nepal Crackdown on Biplav Faction Continues
The security forces in Nepal continued to crackdown on the Communist Party of Nepal also known as Chand alias Biplav faction, formed on November 24, 2014, after splitting from the Communist Party of Nepal (Revolutionary Maoist).
The Republica reports that more than 1000 cadres of the group have been arrested after the government banned the Party and commenced a crackdown with a series of blasts that had preceded this development.
Communist Party of Nepal also known as Chand alias Biplav faction is the outcome of a series of splits, first from the Prachanda-led Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) in June 2012 and then the Communist Party of Nepal (Revolutionary Maoist), led by Netra Bikram Chand and Mohan Baidya.
Chand seeks a people’s revolutionary government and has rejected the democratic course adopted by Prachanda alias Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Co Chair of the ruling Nepal Communist Party.
At the same time aware that a crackdown is unlikely to lead to curbing of violence and disruptive activities by the Group there has been a reach out. However CPN Coordinator Netra Bikram Chand has consistently rejected these calls so far.