Prerana Marasini

KATHMANDU: The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) has condemned news reports published in India and Kathmandu about its hand in the killing of Madan Tamang, president of the Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League.

Maoist spokesperson Dina Nath Sharma said in a statement: “Our party strongly denounces these ill-intentioned, hypothetical and baseless charges and news articles. The murder of Mr. Tamang, a good friend of Nepal, who was leading a just movement against national oppression and for national identity, has shocked our party immensely.”

According to news reports, Bimal Gurung, chairperson of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha, accused the government of West Bengal for murdering Tamang, hiring Nepalese Maoists. Mr. Sharma has urged the concerned governments to guarantee the Nepali-speaking Indian citizens' safety and their right to life.

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