The deputy commander of the Maoists' People's Liberation Army (PLA), Nanda Kishore Pun, alias, Pasang has termed the Indian allegation that the Maoists in Nepal had been working in tandem with the ULFA(United Liberation Front of Assam), as a “grave conspiracy” to derail the ongoing peace process in Nepal.
Indian security forces citing a ULFA leader who surrendered to the Indian National Army had revealed that Nepal is turning out to be the latest sanctuary/ haven for separatists of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) with the outfit forging links with Maoist guerrillas.
Similarly refuting their links with the ULFA Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai said that they have no direct or indirect link to ULFA.
Dr. Bhattarai in a fresh article published in the Naya Patrika Daily dated June 8 has said that of late the Indian considerations over the Maoists in Nepal appears to have been changing which he says might threaten the EPA partnership for peace and block the way for a forward looking change in Nepal.
“The Indian stance vis-à-vis the Nepali Maoists is changing in a very subtle way which bodes ill for this nation”, writes Dr. Bhattarai.
Dr. Bhattarai sees this change in the Indian attitude vis-a-vis Nepal's peace process to have surfaced after the Madhesh/Terai unrest. "This is surprising", Dr. Bhattarai says. June 8, 2007