Rebellion Is Justified!: Meeting Pasang in Rolpa

Friday, July 7

Meeting Pasang in Rolpa

(The following is an article from the Nepali Times newspaper. As the ceasefire in Nepal continues, more and more Maoist leaders are coming forth and gaining public exposure.)

Comrade Pasang reviews the hard struggle of the past decade of popular war:

RED STAR OVER EVEREST

Maoist deputy commander Nanda Kishore Pun poses in front a banner at his office in Rolpa in March.

He sits on a chair in front of a flag depicting two AK47s flanking a mountain with a red star over the summit. He is among the more reclusive Maoist commanders and this is a rare interview. Nanda Kishor Pun, Comrade Pasang, agrees to meet me in an office-like house in the small valley of Kureli in Rolpa and the meeting lasts five hours.

He is one of the four deputy-commanders of the Maoist ‘People’s Liberation Army’ and is directly under Prachanda who is the supreme commander. Pun, 40, was born in Rangsi in northwestern Ropla as the fourth among seven siblings. By the time he was in fourth grade, he was already a communist and actively involved in student politics becoming a member of the first district committee of the CPN (Unity Centre). He led a cultural group during the first general election campaign after 1990 and became the first district president of the newly-formed Young Communist League. This was an armed front of the Unity Centre formed to counter activities of the then ruling NC which was filing cases against their party.

This YCL was transformed into Ladaku Dal (Fighting Force) which was a precursor to the PLA.

Thirty-five members (including two women) of four Ladaku Dals launched the ‘People’s War’ by attacking a police post in Holeri on the night of 13 February 1996. Pun took part as an assistant commander under Ananta.


When the Maoists formed squads in Rolpa made up of members of the Ladaku Dal in May 1996 Pun was made in-charge. And when the PLA was formed in September 2001, he was made commander of the first battalion. When new formations– company, battalion, brigade or division–were formed, Pun always led them.

He took part in most of the major Maoist attacks in western Nepal, from the first action on security forces at the Jhimpe communication tower in Salyan in January 1999 to the battle for Beni in March 2004. It wasn’t always easy, he says.

“When eight of our comrades were killed in a raid on a police post of Rukumkot in April 2001 we felt very bad,” Pun remembers, “and we saw the number of martyrs increase after we took on the RNA. We lost nearly 80 comrades in the Beni action and even more in the second Khara attack.”

Pun revealed that he personally took part in planning battles including the first-ever attack on an army base in November 2001 in Ghorahi where he stayed to gather intelligence for the attack. Pun claims 4,500 people, including 1,900 ‘volunteers’, participated in the attack on Beni. The force started their march from Thabang in Rolpa. When they arrived in Takam of Myagdi they brought forward the raid by two days when they found that the army knew about the impending attack.

Pun also admitted Maoist defeats in Bhalubang and Kusum in 2003 and two attacks on RNA barracks in Khara of Rukum. He said the main reasons for these defeats were lack of preparation and leakage of information to the security forces.

Unlike three other deputy commanders, Ananta, Prabhakar and Baldeb who commanded divisions, Pun has been made in-charge of the Maoist military academy. Prabhakar and Baldeb have been included as public speakers at Maoist meetings and Ananta has been enlisted to provide security to top leaders in the capital but Pun’s role today is unclear.

Ram Bahadur Thapa (Badal) was himself in Kathmandu last week and told me Pun was providing political training to PLA members. “He’s is quite busy these days,” Thapa said, “he and some other leaders who have not yet appeared in public will come out soon.”

During another meeting last month, Pun himself said: “We were obliged to carry weapons but I am quite happy with the present political development as we have wanted a peaceful solution since the beginning.”

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