Monday, April 28, 2008

Maoist leaders appeal for release of jailed cadres in Bihar

CPN-Maoist leaders C.P Gajurel and Hisila Yami have requested Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar for the release of dozens of their party cadres languishing in Bihar jails.

The two Maoist leaders requested for their release while in Bihar state capital Patna to partake in a conference on "Nepal-India relationship in changed context".

"During the meeting with the chief-minister, we raised the issue of immediate release of dozens of our activists held in Bihar jails," Yami was quoted as saying to correspondents by Kantipur daily.

She said, in reply, the chief minister assured us of the early release of our activists.

It is estimated that some three dozen Nepali Maoist activists are languishing in Bihar jails. ag Apr 28 08

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