Monday, May 19, 2008

Red flag on red!

I can't figure out what the Maoists' economic policy would be after they take over power in Nepal. This one is definitely not business friendly- they murdered a local businessman.

Enraged by the abduction, torture and murder of businessman Ram Hari Shrestha, locals, relatives of the victim, members of the business community and sister organizations of various political parties on Saturday demanded formation of a high level probe into Shrestha's death.

They also demanded stringent action against the perpetrators of the heinous crime and asked the CPN (Maoist) leadership to immediately halt their "excesses".

Expressing solidarity against the brutal murder of the capital-based businessman, the sister organizations have also demanded guarantee of people's security, a public
apology from PLA supremo Pushpa Kamal Dahal and a pledge from the Maoists to
make public the murdered man's body.

After abducting Shrestha and inflicting extreme torture on him during his captivity of over two weeks, PLA commander at Shaktikhor Kali Bahadur Magar a.k.a. Bibidh admitted that his men had killed the man.

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