A WORLD TO WIN    #25   (1999)

To the Central Committee, Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)
Statement by the Committee of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement

1 February 1999
Dear Comrades,

On the occasion of the third anniversary of the initiation of the People's War in Nepal we send you our most heart-felt revolutionary salute.

Three years ago the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), under the leadership of General-Secretary Comrade Prachanda, took the bold and courageous step of calling forth the masses of people to rise up guns in hand against the mountains of imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism. Since that initial glorious beginning, the revolution has been sinking deeper and deeper roots among the masses of Nepal, especially the poor peasantry. Under the leadership of your Party, the validity of the path of protracted people's war is once again being demonstrated. The correct Marxist-Leninist-Maoist line has grown stronger in the course of combat with all forms of revisionism and opportunism.

Since June 1998 your Party and the revolutionary masses of Nepal have confronted a vicious assault by the armed might of the reactionaries. Hundreds have been martyred. Yet in the face of enemy terror the revolution continues to advance, incorporating wider and wider sections of the women and men of Nepal and dealing powerful blows to the enemy. We are confident that the masses of Nepal, under the leadership of your Party, will step by step surmount every difficulty. As Mao said, "the road is tortuous, the future is bright".

Comrades, the struggle you are waging has importance far beyond the borders of Nepal. The participation of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) in the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement, the concern and assistance given by your Party to the advance of the communist movement in the South Asia region and throughout the world, even at difficult moments in your struggle, inspire us. The Committee of RIM and the CPN(M) will continue to march forward as in the past, united by our all-powerful ideology, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, and determined to accelerate the development of the world proletarian revolution.