An ambulance ambushed by Maoists
The greatest test of moral courage for the Maoist-led government would be to apologize publicly for all the atrocities committed on people during their People’s War.
The Maoist supremo Prachanda has rightly sensed the distrust for the Maoists among a large section of the population despite their sweeping victory. And better if they realize that the distrust is not America or India incited, but made in Nepal.
How can people forget the picture of a teacher mercilessly hacked just like a goat, or a passenger bus being blown to pieces in Supremo Prachanda’s own home district?
If Prachanda, Baburam, Badal, & other Maoist leaders – now CA members & new leaders of the New Nepal – really feel the responsibility of public mandate they’ve received, as they say, better they begin their New Nepal jouney by apolosizing formally for their atrocities.
The Maoists have been rewarded more than they deserved for their contribution in empowering all maginalized sections of the society – & now Maoist need to prove that they really deserve to lead Nepalis.
To prevent Nepal from slipping into Cambodia or Bolivia kinda mess, to discourage the new forces from raising their arms, & to dispel all aprehensions as Prachanda asked after winning the election, the Maoists must confess all their past mistakes – their first governmental decision being a concrete demonstration of humility.