Young Communist League
Formation and Objectives
The Young Communist League (YCL) was formed by the CPN–Maoist at some point (there is no definite information on the year of its creation) during the ‘people’s war’ as an affiliate to provide support and energy to the ‘revolution’. Ganeshman Pun, chairman of the YCL, has stated that the League was reactivated in November 2006. According to him, the YCL "is a fusion of the Party’s military and political character, and it is composed of PLA members who have an interest in politics." As the party’s youth wing, its role is to "organise youth, be involved in events, conduct political awareness, and take part in development work as volunteers." Once the CPN-Maoist was proscribed, the YCL was also forced to go underground. After the April 2006 Jana Andolan (People’s Movement) and the subsequent over-ground role of the insurgents, the CPN-Maoist decided to revive the YCL.
Leadership and Cadre
At its first national convention in the capital Kathmandu in February 2007 which was inaugurated by the CPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal a.k.a. Prachanda, the YCL formed a 45-member new Central Committee with Ganeshman Pun as its Chairman, Uma Bhujel as its Vice-chairman, Dileep Kumar Prajapati as General Secretary, R. P. Sharma as Secretary and Bhagwat Baduwal as Treasurer.
Ganeshman Pun is a senior CPN-Maoist cadre and was the ‘Commissar’ of the Parivarthan Memorial Ninth Brigade of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Uma Bhujel is a PLA ‘section commander’ famous for leading a successful jailbreak in Gorkha on March 31, 2001, along with five of her associates. Dileep Kumar Prajapati and Bhagwat Baduwal are top ranking commanders in the PLA. Another Central Committee member, Chandra Bahadur Thapa a.k.a. Comrade Sagar, who is in charge of YCL’s Kathmandu region, is a former ‘battalion commander’ of the Dinesh-Ramji Samiti Brigade. Senior YCL leader, Sabitri Gurung, is a ‘deputy battalion commander’ of the PLA.
Each of these above-mentioned leaders is a hard core member of the CPN-Maoist and has been appointed to the YCL in order to evade inclusion in the mechanisms for the management of arms and armies by the United Nations. Nanda Kishore Pun, the Maoist Central Committee member and PLA ‘deputy commander’, in an interview to Nepali Times conceded, "It is true that at present some commanders have been sent to the YCL. They are individuals who were previously active in the YCL and have experience."
Most of the YCL members are reportedly combatants who the CPN-Maoist did not want confined in the cantonments under the regulation of the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN). YCL also includes an unspecified number of child soldiers who are not eligible for registration as per the UNMIN standards, as well as a large number of cadres who were recruited by the Maoists during the cease-fire period, with the assurance that they would be inducted into the National Army.
YCL leaders claim that their cadres are unarmed young men without any formal military training. It is, however, widely known that YCL cadres receive extensive training in armed combat. Moreover, members who have had the experience of fighting during the insurgency era are trained by the CPN–Maoist, and are familiar with the use of sophisticated weapons. YCL cadres openly carry knives, sticks, iron bars and other improvised weapons and swagger around the countryside and the Kathmandu region without fear or restriction.
In order to project an image of a ‘socially responsible’ group, the YCL also engages its cadres a number of symbolic activities such as cleaning localities, cleaning rivers and planting trees. On occasion, they have involved themselves in quasi-policing activities like traffic management, night patrolling, demolition of illegal houses, and the capture of alleged gangsters. Since these are integral responsibilities of the Government, the YCL intervention actually create additional law and order problems. However, backed by the full might of the Maoists, YCL cadres openly challenge Government authorities, including the Police, and are progressively establishing a parallel authority and system.
Area of Operation
The YCL is active in a majority of Districts across the country. Their activities have been reported from the Jhapa, Kavrepalanchowk, Ramecchap, Kathmandu, Bardiya, Morang, Phidim, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Rukum, Rolpa, Itahari, Sunsari and Sankhuwasabha Districts.
Incidents involving YCL
April 1: The UCPN-M Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda urged the YCL leaders to compromise on the party´s revolutionary ideals for the sake of peace and constitution. "Time has come to make sacrifice. We will have to sacrifice our stance for peace and constitution," YCL leader, Ram Parasad Sapakota, quoted Dahal as saying.
October 29: Two YCL cadres were injured in a clash between Prachanda faction and Mohan Baidya faction at Prithvi Chowk-based YCL camp in Pokhara, the Headquarters of Kaski District.
September 23: The YCL announced its different programmes to maintain law and order and assist the commoners during the upcoming festive season.
September 20: Om Jung Thapa (32), former Dailekh District chairperson of CPN-UML-affiliated YAN was injured when a group of locals led by YCL cadre Bam Bahadur KC attacked him at Chupra bazar of Belpata VDC-6.
May 10: Police arrested three UCPN-M cadres in connection with their involvement in extortion in Lalitpur District. The arrestees, identified as Hari Bahadur Bhujel, a native of Kavre, Santa Man Lama of Lalitpur and Ujjwal aka Donang Blon of Lalitpur, were found extorting gullible people in Lalitpur in the name of Valley Tigers' Group. While Blon is a cadre of Newa State Committee of the UCPN-M, the others are cadres of YCL, the youth wing of UCPN-M. The modus operandi of the trio was to threaten the locals over telephone with dire consequences and compel them to cough up hefty sums of money. It was found that the trio had extorted at least NR 800,000 from denizens of Dhukuchhap Village Development Committee (VDC) of Lalitpur.
February 1: 10 students of Mahendra Higher Secondary School in Gorkha District were injured in an attack by the YCL. UCPN-M Gorkha constituency-1 in-charge Sakar, sub-in-charge Nischal, YCL Gorkha chairman Ramesh Pokhrel were present when the students were assaulted. The attack by the YCL took place after the School decided to remove a teacher of irregularities.
January 21: Police arrested two including a cadre of YCL from Swoyambhu in Kathmandu on the charge of abducting Khagendra Phuyal (28) of Jhapa District. The arrested have been identified as Pasang Moktan (33) of Parsa District and Dhan Bahadur Limbu (31) of Morang District. According to the DSP Hridaya Thapa, Dhan Bahadur Limbu is an active cadre of YCL. Limbu in association with Moktan, a central member of so-called National Liberation Movement Nepal, had abducted Phuyal from Thamel of Kathmandu on January 19.
December 5: The YCL cadres attacked the members of the CPN-UML leaving two of its members injured during a CPN-UML meeting in Rukum District. The CPN-UML demanded that the Government take immediate action against YCL cadres and called upon the UCPN-M to apologize in public for the act.
November 28: Metropolitan Police Range personnel raided a YCL camp in the Tundaldevi area of Baluwatar in Kathmandu and arrested seven of YCL cadres. The Police had raided the camp after it received complaints from the public that YCL cadres had been 'abducting' people forcefully making them sign various documents related to monetary transactions.
October 16: YCL cadres abducted a Dhading District leader of the CPN-UML identified as Shiva Thapa Magar (40).
October 6: Security Forces raided an YCL camp in Swoyambhu area in Kathmandu and arrested two YCL cadres on charge of abducting Chandra Bahadur Thing (30), a bus driver, and inflicting corporal torture on him and rescued him who was kept there after his abduction.
September 10: YCL announced phase-wise protest programme demanding action against those who attacked its secretarial member Gopal Shrestha. The YCL submitted a memorandum to Chief District Officer Basanta Raj Gautam and declared to call Chitwan general shut down from September 16, including a motorcycle rally, graffiti painting, and torch rally.
August 26: Two people, including a cadre of YCL, were arrested on the charge of illegal possession of weapons in Falewash of Parvat District. Those arrested were identified as Rajan Budha Magar (24) and Manendra Rokka (22) both from Jelbang VDC-1 of Rolpa District. District Police Office, Parvat, said that a US made revolver and six rounds of ammunitions among other weapons were found in duo's possession.
Police arrested one Sujit B.K., who has been charged with killing of CPN-UML leader Prachanda Thaiba in Butwal of Rupandehi District on March 26, 2009, from a hotel in Sundhara of Tanahu District. Sujit, former Rupandehi District in-charge of YCL, is in most-wanted list of criminals.
June 29: Cadres of the YCL clashed with the Police when the latter tried to evacuate a building they had forcefully occupied at Teku in Kathmandu.
June 28: Police started to demolish a building that houses the office of the YCL in the Teku area of Kathmandu. Police said they were compelled to destroy the house belonging to one local Shashi Shrestha after the cadres of YCL allegedly reoccupied his house even after they were evicted from there earlier.
Local administration at Gorkha beefed up security in the District following the series of attacks by the YCL on Nepali Congress (NC) activists. YCL men have been assaulting NC activists in the District over a dispute on the appointment of the management committee at Ghyampesal-based Dullav Higher Secondary School since the past three days.
June 27: The NC accused the YCL of assaulting three of its party cadres in the Gorkha District on June 26 & 27.
June 24: One of the senior leaders of the Unified CPN-Maoist, Janardhan Sharma, said that the YCL cadres should be deployed in every Village Development Committees (VDC) of the country by setting up branches in order to engage them in "development works".
June 12: The cadres of the YCL intervened and assaulted people in a guardians’ meeting at Mahendra Higher Secondary School in Nuwakot District, arbitrarily constituting the school management committee. It is reported that, Madhu Pathak, one of the members of the NC was entrusted with the responsibility of forming the School Management.
June 8: An unidentified gang killed Kar Bahadur Budha, YCL Surkhet District cadre, at Dashrathpur Village Development Committee-2.
May 28: YCL cadres allegedly assaulted three NC activists at Shreebhanjhyang in Lamjung District. The victims were identified as NC’s Shreebhanjhyang village working committee president Harischandra Pandit and teachers aligned to Nepal Teachers’ Union, Basudev Ghimire and Megnath Dawadi.
May 21: Cadres of the Unified CPN-Maoist severely beat up two activists of the Nepali Congress, Binit Khadka (22) and Pradeep Bhandari (29) of Satbariya-8, in Dang. Police arrested a cadre of YCL in connection with the attack and have started investigation, said Police Inspector Hari Das Shrestha.
May 12: Prachanda claimed that the merger of the PLA is possible within four months. Addressing an interaction with intellectuals, industrialists, business community and members of the civil society, he said, "We’ll dismantle the barracks of the Young Communist League within four-five days. We are ready to break the relation of the party with the cantonments."
May 11: YCL cadres vacated Dhamboji Higher Secondary School of Banke District, where they were staying put for more than a week. The YCL cadres had made the school their shelter to participate in the general strike called by the Unified CPN-Maoist.
May 10: The Unified CPN-Maoist deployed YCL cadres for round-the-clock vigilance in the bordering area near Trinagar customs office in Kailali District to block what it called the 'import of explosives' in violation of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA). The Maoists' District command deployed 50 YCL cadres in the area, saying that four trucks laden with explosives were kept in the Gauriphanta-in the Indian customs office.
May 6: Clashes were reported in the Dhankuta area between the cadres of the YCL and the Youth Force. There were sporadic clashes in Simikot between the agitating Maoists and the cadres of the two main ruling parties, NC and CPN-UML
The YCL accused the current "puppet" Government of being engaged in conspiracy to turn the ‘peaceful’ demonstration violent by using what it called "vigilante" groups. In a press statement signed by YCL coordinator Ganesh Man Pun it said, "YCL Nepal will counter any move by vigilantes to defy the peaceful demonstration by the protestors." YCL also appealed to the youths not to become vigilantes falling into the words of handful of nefarious elements.
With reports of sporadic clashes between cadres of Youth Force and YCL streaming in from various parts of the country, CPN-UML chairman Jhala Nath Khanal has appealed to his party activists not to defy or protest the Maoist called general strike.
May 5: A CPN-UML-affiliated Youth Force member was killed in the Lothar area of Makwanpur District by the YCL cadres.
An unidentified person opened two rounds of bullet as a clash ensued between YCL and YF in Bhaktapur on the fourth day of the indefinite general strike called by the Maoists.
April 26: YCL has started its paramilitary patrolling across Jhapa District. According to Kochila State Committee member Amrit, YCL has been patrolling in places such as Damak, Birtamod, Bhadrapur and Dhulabari after 8 pm. "YCL started patrolling with the aim of minimising criminal activities, which have become rife in the district," he said. "It is a joint effort of youths against criminals." According to Amrit, the patrolling team will be handing over all persons it finds suspicious to the police. "We have directed our cadres to coordinate with the police," he said.
April 21: Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB), a border security force of India, reportedly detained three cadres of the YCL from Mainathpur Duhabi of Dhanusha District. They were arrested when they had gone to a village for a door-to-door programme as part of the Unified CPN-Maoist’s agitation for national sovereignty.
April 13: After 15 hours of police detention for possession of a loaded pistol, Unified CPN-Maoist politburo member and YCL in-charge Kul Prasad KC alias Sonam and his bodyguard — a battalion commander—Mahabir Rana Magar alias Sunil were released
April 9: An YCL cadres assaulted five cadres of the Matrika-led CPN-Maoist, including the District in-charge, Bhim Prasad Chapagain, at Thumpokhara-6 in Bhaisekhola of Syangja District. According to the Matrika-led party, its cadres were assaulted while they were engaged in the party's work in Chapagain's house.
April 2: The YCL handed over 700,000 signatures to CA Chairman Subas Nemwang demanding promulgation of the new constitution within the stipulated date of May 28. The YCL also demanded peace and security across the country, end to foreign intervention and end to anarchy.
March 24: The YCL has launched a signature campaign to pressurise the political parties for drafting the constitution on time and taking the peace process to a logical conclusion. The YCL plans to launch its drive in every constituency of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur Districts. YCL president Ganeshman Pun said that they would submit a memorandum to Constituent Assembly Chairman Subas Nembang on March 26.
The Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Rakam Chemjong said in Biratnagar District that the new constitution can be drafted on time only after the integration and rehabilitation process of the ex-Maoist combatants is completed, reports Himalayan Times. He also added that the new constitution could not be promulgated until the Unified CPN-Maoist returns the seized properties, abandons the Para-military structure of YCL, and comes to terms on the integration of the PLA combatants.
March 18: The cadres of YCL assaulted a pregnant woman, Pushpa Nepali, 24, leaving her seriously injured in Dang District. The YCL cadres reportedly assaulted her following a press statement about timber smuggling jointly issued by Tarun Dal, Bagmare VDC secretary and Pushpa's husband Man Bahadur Pariyar a few days ago.
March 16: YCL cadres interrupted the tender bidding process called by the Urban Development and Building Construction Division Office (UDBCDO) in Gorkha District. UDBCDO last week had called tender for various nine projects to be carried out in Gorkha, Tanahu and Lamjung for the construction of the buildings destroyed during insurgency
March 8: YCL has set the stage to launch what it has described as a 'national youth campaign. The YCL said it is launching the campaign to draw the attention of the concerned stakeholders to the statue-drafting and the peace process as these vital tasks have been stalled.
March 7: Unified CPN-Maoist chairman Prachanda asked the YCL to counter those opposing the pro-people constitution and attacking its leaders and cadres. YCL Newa State Committee in-charge Chandra Bahadur Thapa alias Sagar said that YCL will initiate programmes to counter increasing attacks on Maoists as per chairman's direction.
March 4: Nepal Student Union (NSU) activist Suresh Tamang sustained injury when cadres of YCL and the members of the NC clashed in Dhading District.
March 1: The YCL called for an indefinite shutdown in Surkhet District protesting against the killing of its fellow cadres.
February 28: The YCL cadres clashed with the YF in Bageshowori District. Eight- five from the YCL and three from the YF-have been injured in this incident.
February 27: An YCL cadre, Asha Ram Bishwakarma, was killed at Botechaur Bazaar in Surkhet District.
February 26: The Unified CPN-Maoist is preparing to induct 300 combatants disqualified by the UNMIN and discharged recently into the Tamuwan State Committee of the party. The combatants will be deployed in the Tamuwan area. The Youth wing of the Unified CPN-Maoist, YCL claimed that the discharged combatants were imparting "physical training" to YCL cadres.
February 9: The Unified CPN-Maoist has adopted a policy to recruit the PLA combatants recently discharged from various cantonments across the country in its youth wing YCL.
January 29: Cadres of the YCL searched a bus reserved by the CPN-UML activists till Jhagajholi Ratamata VDC, where the regional convention of the party's Sindhuli Constituency-3 was to be held and 'detained' four CPN-UML activists including the party's central committee member Keshav Devkota, along with arms.
January 18: At least three activists of Tarun Dal, youth wing of Nepali Congress (NC) party, were injured after being attacked by YCL cadres in the Rasuwa District.
January 7: At least eight persons were injured in a clash between the cadres of the YCL and Youth Force, the youth wing of the CPN-UML, at Madirambeni VDC. Six activists of the Youth Force and two cadres of YCL were injured in the clash. The clash ensued after the YCL started to seize maize of a local resident Ramalaya Guthi.
November 4: The Unified CPN-Maoist recruited youths and began to impart military training to them in Sindhuli District. More than 100 youths have been acquiring military training at Madhutar in the District headquarters for the last one week. The Maoist source said that it had been providing training to the party activists of its youth wing, the Young Communist League (YCL), who were selected from 13 areas of the District.
September 17: Two YCL cadres were injured in a retaliatory attack by the YF on YCL cadres. The clash had started over the appointment of a teacher at the Dupchheshwori Lower Secondary School.
September 16: Seven activists of Youth Force (YF), the youth wing of CPN-UML, were injured in a clash with YCL cadres over the appointment of a teacher at the Dupchheshwori Lower Secondary School.
September 15: Six cadres of the Unified CPN-Maoist were injured when they clashed with the Police in Janakpur. The incident took place after the demonstrators showed black flags to Minister for Labour and Transport Management Mohammad Aftab Alam. Dhanusha district committee member of the Unified CPN-Maoist Devsagar Das and YCL Dhanusha coordinator Shyam Yadav are among the injured.
August 26: Two schoolteachers from Kharibot of Gorkha District were compelled to leave the village after the cadres of the YCL assaulted them.
August 24: A cadre of the Unified CPN-Maoist was killed and one YCL cadre was injured when an unidentified gang opened fire at Goskhana Tole in Taplejung. The deceased has been identified as Liban Village Committee secretary Lal Dhoj Limbu. The injured YCL cadre has been identified as Lokesh Limbu. The YCL cadres halted the main highway of Chitwan for five hours demanding immediate release of their four cadres. Police in the morning had arrested the four YCL activists on the charge of distributing illegally imported sugar. The District Police Office said the arrested were later released conditionally
August 2: Cadres of the YCL attacked a General Manager of the Industrial Area Management Limited (IAML), Giriraj Mani Bhandari, while addressing a press conference in Balaju. Some staff members of the IAML were injured while trying to protect Bhandari. YCL cadres are understood to have attacked Bhandari in revenge of the latter's proactive role in removing the YCL camp from the Balaju Industrial Estate (BIE). YCL cadres had illegally occupied space in BIE and set up a camp to house their cadres.
July 30: 11 persons were injured when the YCL cadres attacked a signature campaign programme organised by the Rastriya Prajatantra Party- Nepal (RPP-N) at Chipledhunga in Kaski District for a Hindu nation, constitutional monarchy and federalism. Four Policeman, six RPP-N activists, including its District chairman Devijung Gurung, and YCL District chairman Sushil Devkota were injured in the incident.
July 26: Organisations associated with journalism in Panchthar protested the assaulting of two journalists by cadres of the YCL and threatened to take to the streets. As many as six organisations - the Federation of Nepalese Journalists, Press Union, Press Chautari, Indigenous Journalists' Association, Free Journalist Struggle Committee and Panchthar Publications Pvt Ltd - issued a press release and condemned the YCL for demonstrating ''criminal behaviour'' against the media.
July 25: An unidentified armed group shot dead the YCL central leader Laxman Yadav in the Bishrampur VDC area in Rautahat District. A little known underground outfit, the Terai Janatantrik Mukti Morcha-Arun, claimed responsibility for the murder.
June 30: Seven activists of the ruling CPN-UML were injured when they were attacked by the cadres of the YCL at Bhimad Bazaar in Tanahun District. Sources said that the YCL cadres suddenly attacked the CPN-UML cadres who had seen them taking a Youth Force member towards Khairenitar on the charge of being involved in a brawl 20 days ago. Two YCL cadres were also injured in the incident.
June 25: 12 people were injured in a clash between the people of a local Madhesi community and cadres of the YCL at Khairapur, Gulariya Municipality-2. The clash erupted when the Madhesi community attacked the local YCL office for assaulting Gopal Teli on the charge of stealing a bicycle.
June 14: The YCL cadres staged demonstrations in the capital Kathmandu demanding a probe into the mysterious death of Maoist's Kathmandu District member Rajendra Phuyal. "We were informed about Phuyal's death four days after his body was found," said Jwala, YCL Kathmandu District in-charge. Maharajgunj and Balaju remained tense after YCL cadres started hurling stones at the Police and blocked the traffic.
YCL cadres set ablaze the party office of the ruling CPN-UML and assaulted more than 25 of its cadres in Manma, the District headquarters of Kalikot, for defying the shutdown call given by the Bheri-Karnali Mukti Morcha.
June 8: Two Maoists were injured when activists of the Youth Force (YF), Youth wing of the ruling CPN-UML, and the YCL clashed at Manma bazaar in Kalikot District. The clash reportedly ensued after a minor argument between the two groups.
June 2: Cadres of the YCL attacked two CPN-UML cadres at Chandrnigahapur in the Rautahat District. Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal's former personal assistant Bhupendra Khadka and the CPN-UML District committee member Dip Kumar Regmi were injured in the attack. Following the incident, the CPN-UML-affiliated Youth Force cadres 'arrested' some YCL cadres and took them to the CPN-UML party office for necessary 'investigation'.
May 28: The YCL is planning to launch a nationwide protest against President Ram Baran Yadav's move to reinstate the CoAS Rookmangud Katawal. Speaking at an interaction programme, the YCL president Ganesh Man Pun Sagar said they were busy briefing the District level party cadres on the latest political developments.
May 22: A Nepali Congress (NC) activist, identified as Uma Kant Hamal, was killed in Jumla, the headquarters of Jumla District, in the night.. NC claimed that Hamal was killed by the YCL cadres.
May 11: The YCL cadres distributed pamphlets stating that they would continue their action in the Banke and Bardiya Districts.
May 7: In a notice issued by YCL chief of the Siraha District, those supporting President's move to reinstate Government-sacked army chief have been alleged to be Indian agents and warned of physical action. The YCL cadres also said this was to uphold the civilian supremacy and whoever goes against that will face punishment from the people.
The YCL organised rallies in Bhaktapur, Lagankhel of Lalitpur and Basantapur of Kathmandu against the President's move to reinstate the army chief.
April 9: The YCL cadres chased six election monitors deployed by the Nepali Congress from the Mauja VDC area. The YCL warned to take action against them if they did not leave the village.
April 8: The central secretariat of the ruling Unified CPN-Maoist expelled Sujit B. K., a leader of the YCL of Rupandehi District, from the party's general membership and other organisational responsibilities. The CPN-UML, one of the major partners of the Maoist-led Government, was insisting that Sujit is the prime accused in the murder of Prachanda Thaiba, a District leader of the CPN-UML's youth-wing Youth Force.
Cadres of the YCL assaulted Chhabi Lal Punjali, an activist of the CPN-UML, at Mijure VDC area in Kaski constituency-1. The YCL cadres were reportedly led by Suri Man Neupane
April 2: Anuj Thapa Magar, a seventh grade student at Bargachhi-based Gograha Secondary School as well as a cadre of Youth Force (YF), was killed and two others injured when a gang of five assailants stabbed them in front of Namuna Higher Secondary School in Biratnagar, the headquarters of Morang District. Eyewitnesses claim the assailants were associated with the YCL.
March 1: At least 24 persons were injured when the YCL cadres attacked workers of other political parties at Musikot, the District headquarters of Rukum. The YCL attacked the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, Janamorcha Nepal, and Rastriya Prajatantra Party activists taking part in a meeting organised to protest against the Maoist lawmakers'' indifference towards coordination in the public opinion collection drive for the constitution-to-be drafted.
February 25: YCL, the youth wing of the erstwhile CPN-Maoist, merged with All Nepal Janabadi Youth Association, youth wing of the erstwhile CPN-Ekata Kendra-Masal, following the unification of their mother parties to form the Unified CPN-Maoist. The name of the new organisation will remain YCL. However, it will adopt the flag of the All Nepal Janabadi Youth Association.
February 9: A group of unidentified assailants attacked and injured three YCL cadres at the outfit’s office in the Okhaldhunga District. They also abducted an YCL cadre, Ramesh Shrestha, and vandalised the office. However, the Unified CPN-Maoist regional bureau member, Tilak Karki, alleged that the attackers were activists of the Youth Force, youth wing of the CPN-UML.
February 11: A Nepali Congress (NC) leader, Krishna Bahadur Balami of Okharpauwa, was severely injured in an attack by the YCL in Nuwakot. The NC claimed that YCL cadres Raj Kumar Balami, Sanu Kaji Balami and Kaila Kaji Balami were involved in the attack.
January 12: The Bethahani in-charge of YCL, Babar Khan, and other cadres allegedly abducted a 16-year-old girl, Bahida Khatoon, a CPN-UML supporter, from her residence. The abductors also robbed NR 25,000 and some valuables.
January 6: The CPN-UML central committee condemned the YCL attack on party cadre Bibek Devkota from Jitpur VDC. The CPN-UML also prevented vehicular movement for an hour in the capital Kathmandu. According to party sources, Devkota was critically injured in the attack and doctors had to amputate his left leg.
January 5: YCL cadres stationed at the Balaju Industrial Estate in the capital Kathmandu begun to vacate their camps. Balaju Industrial Estate Management (BIEM) Ltd. Director General Giri Raj Bhandari informed that the YCL cadres have left nearly 80 percent area of the estate along with their livestock and fish farming.
December 29: The YCL sought a one-and-a-half-month period to vacate the Balaju Industrial Estate, while the Industrial Districts Management Ltd. (IDML), which looks after industrial districts across the country wants it to move out by January 8, 2009. The YCL has occupied six buildings in 5.33 ropanis (0.27 hectares) of land in the industrial area and has been running the central office of Newa Rajya Samitee of the YCL since two years. Officials said YCL used to run the occupied buildings to torture people. YCL has also been occupying the premises of Patan and Dharan industrial estate, the Trolley Bus Office building in New Baneshwor and a building belonging to a bank in Butwal.
December 25: Ramesh Babu Panta, one of the persons reportedly involved in the violent attack on the Himalmedia group, is reportedly hiding in an YCL camp at Kathmandu.
December 18: The Department of Industrial Management issued a 35-day ultimatum to the YCL to remove its camps from industrial areas.
December 6: Senior Maoist leader and Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Hisila Yami, said that the YCL and the CPN-UML-affiliated YF should be dissolved immediately. She opined that turmoil has increased in the country because of the activities of the YCL and the YF.
December 5: Normal life in Morang District was affected following the strike called by the YCL charging the CPN-UML-affiliated YF for attacking them on December 3. Condemning the attack, cadres of the CPN-Maoist burnt down a VDC office of the CPN-UML.
December 3: Seven Pathari Business Association's members, including two identified as Deepak Basnet and Gobardhan Magar, were abducted by cadres of the YCL.
November 30: The Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala said that his the party will not let the integration of CPN-Maoist combatants into the Nepal Army take place until the Maoists dissolve their youth wing, the YCL.
November 24: Vice President of Nepali Congress, Ram Chandra Poudel said that unless the CPN-Maoist controls the unruly activities of its youth wing, YCL, and returns properties seized during the insurgency, co-operation with them would be impossible.
November 22: Three employees of Himalmedia who have been getting death threats by phone since November 20 have been moved to a "safe houses", the management of the publishing house said in a statement. The November 21 edition of Nepali Times, an English weekly published by Himalmedia, claimed that the attack was in response to an investigative report in the magazine which "exposed the excesses by militant youth wings of various political parties," including the YCL.
November 20: About six cadres of the YF, youth wing of CPN-UML, were injured in a clash with cadres of the YCL at Amrit Science College in Kathmandu. Armed YCL cadres reportedly attacked the YF members while the latter were staging a demonstration to protest the murder of two youths, Puskar Dangol and Nirmal Pant, who were found dead on November 18 after a month of being abducted.
November 19: Students and relatives of Nirmal Pant and Pushkar Dangol, whose dead bodies were recovered on November 18 after a month of their abduction by the cadres of the YCL, protested in Kathmandu alleging that the duo were killed by the YCL. The agitators reportedly vandalised the YCL office at Kalanki in the morning and burnt materials inside the office.
November 18: Two youths from Kathmandu, Nirmal Panta and Pushkar Dangol who were abducted by the YCL cadres a month ago on October 20, found killed. The relatives, rights activists and police found their dead bodies in Bhorlephant Bagar of Dhading district.
November 15: Former general secretary of the CPN-UML, Madhav Kumar Nepal, said that if the CPN-Maoist dissolves the YCL, Nepali Congress and CPN-UML would follow suit.
November 13: Seven persons were injured when cadres of YCL and YF clashed at Joshpur in Banke district on night following a dispute over the return of seized property.
November 8: Cadres of the YCL stormed into an area police post at Jirikhimti of Tehrathum district and injured two policemen. Mohan Khatri, in-charge of the post said that the YCL cadres barged into the post saying that "they had some talks to do" over previous day’s dispute between some policemen and YCL cadres and suddenly resorted to attack.
November 4: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bamdev Gautam said that the YCL and the CPN-UML affiliated Youth Force (YF) must be dissolved immediately. "The YCL and the YF have been carrying out their activities taking law into their hands at different parts of the country, so they must be dissolved," he said.
October 26: Around 12 cadres of the CPN-UML affiliated Youth Force (YF) were injured in a clash with YCL in the Gorkha district. The local UML leadership said that following the clash that occurred in Arutar of Aruchanaute VDC, the whereabouts of five of their cadres were still unknown. The YCL leadership said that the clash occurred after YF cadres made accusations against their party.
October 21: The YCL cadres vandalised the district office of the CPN-UML in Dhading protesting against the alleged murder of their fellow cadre Krishna Bahadur Bhandari on October 19.
October 19: A YCL cadre died in a clash with supporters of the CPN-UML affiliated Youth Force at Belkhu in the Pida VDC ward-1 of Dhading district .
October 17: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bamdev Gautam said that Prime Minister and Maoist chairman Prachanda had asked him to uphold rule of law and to take action against erring YCL cadres.
September 29: The CPN-Maoist plans to mobilize Young Communist League (YCL) under two separate units — production force and construction force — to help bring about prosperity and sustainable peace in the country, a party leader said. Maoist lawmaker and former YCL in-charge for the Kathmandu Valley, Chandra Bahadur Thapa, a.k.a. Sagar, said it was important to keep the youth employed, for the unemployed youth bulge is more than likely to drive the country to conflict again.
September 26: CPN-UML General Secretary Jhalanath Khanal warned the Maoists that their failure to immediately control the violent activities of YCL may cost continuity of the coalition government.
September 23: The YCL cadres started collecting 'tax' on the supply of timber to other districts from timber traders at Baireni in the Aankhibhui VDC of Dhading district. This is the first time that the YCL cadres started donation drive in the district after the formation of the Maoist-led government.
CPN-UML General Secretary Jhalanath Khanal warned the Maoists that their failure to immediately control the violent activities of YCL may cost continuity of the coalition government.
September 15: Over 50 candidates appearing for an examination conducted by the Public Service Commission (PSC) in Dhankuta district were injured in a clash with the police at Khotang. The YCL activists tore up the question papers in the morning leading to a showdown between the candidates and the police.
September 7: The YCL and MPRF cadres clashed in the Morang district in the evening following dispute over an appointment of a temporary teacher in Kalika Secondary School at Takuwa. The YCL area in-charge, Ramraj Das, and Dev Narayan Das of MPRF received injuries during the clashes, sources said.
Minister for Foreign Affairs and MPRF Coordinator, Upendra Yadav, called on his party cadres to resort to a strong retaliation against the YCL. Saying that the YCL is carrying is out criminal activities, Yadav directed the MPRF cadres to retaliate. He also accused the Maoists of capturing private residences of MPRF cadres in the Mirchaiya area of Siraha district and converting them into inns.
September 4: At least 12 activists of the NSU, student wing of the NC, were injured in an attack by the YCL cadres at Rampur Agriculture Campus in Chitwan. The All Nepal National Independent Students Union-Revolutionary and Campus Chief I.P. Dhakal are alleged to have mobilized the YCL activists to attack NSU students following a row over student transfer.
September 3: The YCL and the CPN-UML-affiliated Youth Force that engaged in violent clashes forcing the local administration in Dhankuta to impose curfew have finally agreed to stop hostility. The two groups reached the understanding at a meeting held at the district administration office in the evening.
August 24: The Kalimati vegetable market in Kathmandu, the largest vegetable market in the capital, remained closed due to gherao (picketing) by the YCL cadres. The market was picketed by the YCL cadres since early morning alleging Youth Force – affiliated with the CPN-UML - of misbehaving with traders associated with the CPN-Maoist. Earlier, on August 23, the two groups had clashed leaving at least 12 persons injured. However, the vendors and traders at the market alleged that YCL denied their right to business, forcing them to close the shops.
August 8: The YCL cadres assaulted two Government employees, including a section officer, Prem Dahal, at the Saptari district land reforms office. The cadres led by Arun Kumar Shah ‘Anil’, YCL central member, also assaulted non-gazetted officer Surendra Yadav. Later, the office employees took under control Shah, his wife Sharmila and Ram Chandra Yadav and informed the police about the incident. Deputy Superintendent of Police Bharat Bahadur Pradhan said the YCL cadres were also hurt in a clash with the police while Police detained three YCL cadres. Meanwhile, demanding the release of their detained cadres, YCL cadres brought traffic to a halt in Rupani and Kadamaha.
August 7: The Lamjung district administration office imposed an indefinite curfew in the district headquarters at Besishahar from August 7-noon after violent clashes between a group of local youths and the YCL over the tender of scrap materials of Mid-Marsyangdi hydropower project.
August 6: Cadres of the YCL allegedly threatened to kill a woman journalist of Nawalparasi, Kalpana Bhattarai, over a news report. The YCL cadres threatened her for writing a report on the abduction of Bikas Bishwokarma on August 5.
July 29: YCL cadres allegedly attacked and injured a petrol station proprietor with iron rods and sharp edged knives at Birtamode in the Jhapa district. Approximately 30 YCL cadres surrounded the Navin Traders and attacked Niraj Giri accusing him of bullying the YCL cadres. Giri's father Krishna Kumar, who tried to stop the indiscriminate assault, also sustained minor injuries.
July 21: Police arrested a cadre of the YCL, Rana Bahadur Rai, a resident of Diktel-1, on the charge of attacking his neighbour, Mani Rai, with a khukuri (sharp edged knife) over a family feud on July 20.
July 12: The District Education Officer of Saptari, Mohammad Hasarat Ali, died after being manhandled by the YCL cadres. Reports said that a group of YCL cadres led by No. 3 Area in-charge Sheetal manhandled Ali near a petrol station at Shambhunath village along the East-West Highway while he was on his way to Janakpur.
July 10: The YCL cadres abducted a woman, Sangina Rajak of Teku-12 in Kathmandu, took her to its central office in Balaju and assaulted her. Sangina was abducted on the charge that she was involved in CPN-UML activities. She is a member of the CPN-UML's All Nepal Women's Organization.
YCL cadres assaulted and injured one Tej Bahadur Limbu of Khewang Village Development Committee in the Taplejung district.
July 8: A YCL cadre, Rajendra Shah of Dumri-4, was abducted and subsequently killed by an unidentified group of assailants. The assailants abducted him from the Barha Bigha area of Ramnagar Mirchaiya in the afternoon and his dead body was later found in Radhopur-9 at around 7:00 pm (NST), police said. A leader of an armed agitating group claimed responsibility for the killing saying Shah was killed for his involvement in abduction and donation drive.
A woman, Radhika Baniya, an employee of the Himalayan Snacks and Noodles Pvt. Ltd, was injured after an YCL cadre, Min Raj Khatri, assaulted her. Khatri was angry after agitating factory workers foiled his attempts to allow Gautam Prasad Gautam of the management to enter into the factory. A group 90 sacked workers had padlocked the factory's main gate, demanding reinstatement.
July 7: The YCL cadres obstructed the East-West Highway at Inaruwa in the Sunsari district protesting the MPRF’s activists attack on the YCL office.
July 6: The YCL cadres allegedly shot at and injured a CPN-UML member, 22-year-old Dev Bahadur Bista, of Gora village in the Baitadi district on July 6.
June 30: Six persons were injured in clashes between local construction entrepreneurs and the YCL cadres that ensued in a dispute over registering tender bids at Uadaypur, headquarters of the Gaighat district.
June 24: In the Sankhuwasabha district, cadres of the YCL seized Gopal Siwakoti, chief of the District Land Revenue Office, over an alleged bribery case. YCL cadres alleged that he received NR 10,000 as bribe while dealing with a land ownership transferring case, and took him to the District Administration Office, where he was released in the presence of other officials and party activists.
June 8: YCL cadres barred the contractors, who went to the Road Division Office at Biratnagar in the Morang district to submit tenders.
June 4: YCL cadres attacked and injured two civilians, Ganesh Thapa and Bishwo Shrestha, at Damauli in the Tanahun district.
May 21: YCL cadres assaulted and injured a Nepali Congress activist, Bhim Bahadur Oli, of Baphikot ward-8 in the Rukum district.
May 20: An unidentified armed group shot dead Purushottam Khanal, a member of the YCL, at Chapiya VDC in the Rupandehi district.
Armed YCL cadres assaulted an activist of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Dinesh Rai, at Sombare bazaar in the Sankhuwasabha district.
May 18: Nineteen persons, who were staging a demonstration at Koteshwor in Kathmandu protesting against the murder of businessman Ramhari Shrestha, were injured in Police action. A clash also ensued between cadres of the YCL and the demonstrators when they found that YCL cadres were taking video grabs of the demonstration from their office with the intention of taking revenge.
A YCL cadre, Shambhu Dholi, threatened to kill a businessman in the Chatara area of Sunsari district if he failed to pay him NR 30000.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Nepal has expressed serious concern over the activities of the YCL and affirmed that these activities have violated the fundamental rights enshrined in the Interim Constitution, Comprehensive Peace Agreement and international humanitarian laws, reports Nepal News. The NHRC also urged the Government to independently and impartially probe crimes committed by the YCL and punish them on charges of criminal offence.
May 15 : YCL cadres compelled four school headmasters in the Gorkha district to resign from their posts.
YCL cadres assaulted Rameshwor Pokharel, a teacher at the Nepane Secondary School at Kerabari, accusing him of campaigning for the NC during the Constituent Assembly elections.
May 14: A group of approximately 60 YCL cadres assaulted Krishna Bahadur Adhikari and his four brothers at Pame in the Pokhara area of Kaski district over a land related dispute.
YCL cadres assaulted and injured two school teachers of the Someshwor Higher Secondary School at Madi in the Chitwan district.
May 5: Cadres of the YCL abducted a person to their office in Siraha and assaulted him in connection with a family feud. Mahendra Yadav of Thegahi Tole in Siraha-9 said the YCL cadres led by Kamal Roy abducted him from his house and assaulted him with bamboo sticks. He added that the YCL cadres also manhandled his daughter. Meanwhile, the YCL district president and Member of Parliament Jagat Yadav said he was not aware of the incident.
April 29: Four CPN-UML members, including the party's district committee member, were injured when a group of 15-20 YCL cadres attacked them in the Kulung VDC area of Bhojpur district. The CPN-UML district committee member and organisation department chief Ram Singh Rai, former district committee member Khagendra Rai and cadres Ded Raj Basnet and Kul Bahadur Ghale were injured in the attack, Bhojpur unit of the CPN-UML said. The clash ensued when the CPN-UML side demanded release of one of their local cadre, Kedar Karki, who was earlier abducted by the YCL allegedly for staying as UML's representative at a polling booth during the CA polls. The YCL district secretary Shishir while admitting that YCL cadres had attacked the UML cadres denied that they have abducted any UML activist.
The YCL cadres attacked two UML activists in the Patan VDC area of Baitadi district. According to the Baitadi district secretary of the UML, Damodar Bhandary, 15-20 YCL cadres attacked Ganga Ram Pahari and Krishna Ram Bhattarai after dragging them out of their homes for not assisting the Maoist in the CA polls.
April 23: A group claiming to be YCL reportedly assaulted and injured several teachers and locals in the remote Kalika VDC area of the Dolpa district. The Maoist district secretary Ram Lal alias BK, however, denied his party's involvement in the incidents.
April 17: Cadres of the YCL set ablaze a house of a Nepali Congress leader Padam Niraula at Sapteshwar VDC in the Khotang district.
One YCL cadre, Wastemba Sherpa, assaulted a Nepali Congress activist Bhakta Bahadur Parajuli in the Eiselukharka VDC of Khotang district.
April 16: Around 50 YCL cadres barred entry of the Nepali Congress candidate, Gagan Thapa and his team as they were traveling to Madanpur in the Nuwakot district.
April 9: Police arrested 31 YCL cadres along with weapons while they were going towards Butwal from Ranyaura of Rupandehi district in a vehicle. The police seized one pistol, three rounds of bullets, four knives, 30 sticks and an iron rod from them.
April 8: 12 Nepali Congress activists were injured in an attack by YCL cadres at Korthar VDC in the Nawalparasi district.
Three CPN-UML activists were injured at Hasaura in the Nawalparasi district when YCL cadres attacked them.
April 5: YCL cadres attacked a Nepali Congress team led by the party’s candidate for Nawalparasi constituency-3 Om Kala Gautam. Two policemen and six NC cadres were injured in the attack at Kawasoti along the Mahendra highway. Police fired one round in the air to quell the violence.
April 3: Chitwan district joint secretary of the RPP, Dinesh Adhikari, and other local leaders Dillip Thapa and Upendra Shrestha sustained injuries when about 90 YCL cadres attacked them with batons. The YCL cadres also set ablaze all the election material kept at the RPP office in Madi.
April 2: Six policemen were injured in the attack when the YCL cadres pelted stones at them as they reached Kalikasthan in the Rasuwa district.
A group of YCL cadres led by its Jumla district chairman Gaurav attacked human rights activist Dil Bahadur Budha at his residence in the Dillichour VDC-2 of Lorpa.
April 1: 10 Nepali Congress cadres, including the party’s candidate from Rasuwa, Bal Chandra Poudel, were injured when the YCL cadres attacked them in the Bhorle VDC.
The YCL cadres attacked the Nepali Congress central member and candidate from constituency no 2 in Baitadi, Binay Dhoj Chand, at Srikot VDC-4. Several NC leaders and cadres, including Sher Singh Aire, Gajendra Rawal, Janak Chand, Narendra Rawal and Ghanshyam Bhatta, were injured in the attack.
March 31: YCL cadres assaulted two persons in the Sankh VDC in Rukum. Bhim Narayan Pun of Sankh VDC-7 said YCL cadres took him to an YCL camp and later assaulted him.
March 30: The YCL cadres threatened villagers in the Nawalparasi district with eviction if they did not vote for the CPN-Maoist candidates and the party. Locals of Arkhala, Bharatipur, Jaubari, Mithukaram, Ruchang, Dedgaon and other villages in the northern part of the district blamed the YCL of threatening them to vote for the Maoists or face torture and even forceful eviction from the villages. They said the Maoists have warned that they would torture the villagers more than what they had done during the 12-year-long armed struggle if they opted not to vote for the Maoists.
March 29: A group of about 100 YCL cadres attempted to capture a FM radio station at Thulasain, immediately after the district's Maoist leader Jhankar Bahadur Rawal threatened, at an electoral mass meeting, that they might 'capture' the FM radio station. However, the police foiled the YCL attempt.
March 28; YCL cadres disrupted a RPP-Nepal election meet at Birauta in the Pokhara district. A group of YCL cadres pelted stones at the meeting when it was about to conclude, said RPP Nepal’s Kaski chief Netra Bahadur Basnet. However, YCL’s Kaski chief Dipak Koirala denied the charge.
March 27: Around nine NC workers were injured when they were attacked by the YCL cadres in the Basera VDC of Dhading district. Those injured include the NC candidate Dilman Pakhrin.
March 26: In the Dolakha district, the YCL cadres attacked CPN-UML election campaigners at Chyama VDC. Reports said a dozen people, including UML’s election candidate Pashupati Chauagain, were injured in the clash that started after the YCL attack. Maoist district in-charge Himal, however, claimed that UML cadres attacked the Maoists first.
YCL cadres abducted six members of different political parties from Raikabhanjyang of Rukuwa VDC in the Nawalparasi district. According to the NC poll publicity campaign office in Constituency No. 2 of Nawalparasi, YCL cadres abducted NC cadre Resham Lal Thapa; UML cadres Hom Nath Pandey, Khum Lal Phal, Rajan Parajuli; Tikaram Thapa and Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-Nepal) cadre Dhan Bahadur BK.
The YCL cadres have announced a ‘ban’ on the movement of rival parties in the Gumi VDC of Surkhet district. The YCL cadres have been patrolling in the area every evening, threatening locals of "dire consequence" if they did not vote for the Maoists. Locals said that if Maoists found people moving outside their home they detain them and release them only the next day.
March 24: Cadres of the YCL attacked the former Deputy Prime Minister and CPN-UML leader K.P. Sharma Oli in Bhadrapur in the Jhapa district. YCL cadres hurled stones at Oli’s vehicle, smashing its windowpanes, district Superintendent of Police Rajendra Shrestha said, adding that police inspector Durga Thapa was also injured in the incident. Shards of glass also hit Oli, police said. Meanwhile, the Jhapa district coordinator of the YCL, Hikmat, said YCL cadres attacked Oli after his vehicle hit YCL cadres, who were taking out a motorcycle rally. CPN-Maoist cadres Bhumika and Ganga Prasain were hurt in the incident, central member of the YCL Agni said.
The YCL cadres disrupted an election meeting of the RPP-Nepal when its president Kamal Thapa was addressing the meet at Chipledhunga in Pokhara. The YCL cadres hurled stones and water bottles at the podium and manhandled Thapa. Five YCL cadres and two RPP-Nepal cadres were injured in the clash.
March 23: The YCL cadres caught four MMT cadres, including its district commander Surendra Kewat, from Suryapur VDC in the Rupandehi district when the latter were extorting money. The others were identified as Mohan Mallaha and Shivaji Chauhan, both Indian nationals, and a third one identified as Bishnu Yadav. YCL cadres later handed them over to the police.
The YCL has reportedly been giving training to around 100 villagers of Bharta VDC-4 in the Kalikot district. The locals are being trained "to capture booth" and to use domestic weapons like stick and knives.
March 20: At least 12 activists of the CPN-UML and a YCL cadre were injured during a clash at Parroha in the Rupandehi district. The YCL cadres also vandalized three vehicles used by the CPN-UML activists for election campaign. The CPN-UML claimed that Maoists from the local Sainamaina cantonment were involved in the incident.
March 19: Puran Dayal, a CPN-UML candidate, along with seven other activists was injured when the YCL cadres attacked them at Lada village in the Baitadi district.
Around 50 YCL cadres also abducted CPN-UML district secretary Mahadev Bhatta and three other activists, Man Singh Bad, Kalawati Lawad and Balbhadra Dayal, and later attacked them. The party also alleged that YCL also robbed NR 18,000 in cash and four mobile phone sets from them.
The YCL cadres also assaulted and injured another CPN-UML candidate, Dharmanath Sah from Constituency 5 at Karjanha 4 in the Siraha district. Fifteen CPN-UML cadres were also injured in the attack. The CPN-UML said YCL robbed NR 53,000 in cash and other publicity materials.
March 18: YCL cadres abducted and assaulted a Nepali Congress activist, Arjun Sapkota, at Sundar Bazaar-9 in the Lamjung district.
March 15: Four activists of the CPN-UML were injured when the YCL cadres attacked their meeting at Taparsu VDC in the Dhading district. CPN-UML leaders - Rajendra Aryal, Purusottam Pandey, Ghalal Syantang and Krishna Prasad Aryal - were injured when YCL cadres led by their local commander, Chattan, attacked them.
March 13: A group of YCL cadres misbehaved with Nepali Congress leader Shiva Raj Joshi and several other party workers when they were in Ghatgaun VDC in the Surkhet district on a poll campaign. They were detained by the YCL cadres, saying that they had entered the Maoists’ base area without permission.
YCL cadres assaulted a CPN-UML cadre, Khadga Bahadur Pariyar, of Kaskikot-5 in the Kaski district.
March 11: Cadres of the YCL obstructed a group of workers of the Rashtriya Janashakti Party from campaigning in the Dhankuta district YCL cadres seized NR 130000 cash from them and also confiscated citizenship certificate of RJP president and former Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa.
March 5: Gyan Bahadur Rai, a local chief of the YCL in Barhabise VDC of Sankhuwasabha district, severely assaulted and injured a woman, Bishnumaya Rai, following a domestic dispute.
February 11: Around 100 cadres of the YCL disrupted a programme organised by the Nepali Congress on in the Rupakot VDC area of the Tanahu district. They also assaulted the former minister and Nepali Congress leader, Govinda Raj Joshi, and vandalised the podium erected there.
February 10: YCL cadres set ablaze a post set up by the Rautahat District Development Committee to collect revenue near Dhansarpur of East-West Highway.
February 6: Police raided the central office of the YCL at Balaju in Kathmandu searching for concealed weapons inside the office.
February 4: Cadres of the YCL assaulted the District Education Officer of Saptari, Afsad Ali, in his office following dispute over a leave application filed at the District Education Office by a local teacher, Umesh Chaudhary.
February 2: Protesting the detention of over two dozens YCL cadres by security forces in India near Maheshpur border area in the Jhapa district, the YCL cadres resorted to vandalism and rampage, and targeted at vehicles with Indian number plates in Jhapa, Morang and Sunsari district. They set ablaze to two Indian vehicles - one truck and a jeep – in the Jhapa district and an Indian truck at Biratnagar in the Morang district.
January 29: YCL cadres clashed with policemen at Kabeli bazaar in the Panchthar district when the policemen attempted to check a passenger bus carrying some YCL cadres, among others. During the clash which continued for half-an-hour the YCL cadres reportedly seized the weapons of a policeman.
January 28: Cadres of the YCL captured a house belonging to one Bhuwan Singh Gurung in Khandbari-3 in the Sankhuwasabha district after he failed to pay the donation amount demanded from him.
January 23: Cadres of the YCL killed the three Nepali Congress activists, Satya Narayan Yadav, Neem Chandra Thakur, and Ram Ikbaal Yadav, who were abducted by them on January 20. Police found their dead bodies buried on the bank of Kamala River at Kichana VDC in the Siraha district.
January 20: YCL cadres abducted three activists of the Nepali Congress in the Siraha district.
January 17: Two Nepal Students’ Union members were injured when YCL cadres attacked them with sticks and rods on the Rampur Agriculture Campus in the Lamjung district.
January 9: YCL cadres seized over a tonne of ginger planted in a farm belonging to one Laxmi Das Shrestha of Sarandanda-5 in Panchthar district.
January 6: Cadres of the YCL assaulted and injured a former chairman of the Lamachaur VDC, Durga Bahadur, and a CPN- UML activist, Om Bahadur Kunwar, in the Kaski district. Two YCL cadres, Arjun and Sabin, attacked the two blaming that they were involved in corruption.
January 4: YCL cadres assaulted local traders in Khodpe Bazaar of Baitadi district for organising a vehicle strike in protest against the YCL atrocities. YCL cadres barged into the houses of businessmen and assaulted them.
December 31: Seven cadres of the All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU) affiliated to the CPN-UML and a former VDC secretary were injured when YCL cadres attacked them during a programme organised by the ANNFSU primary committee of the Janvikas Higher Secondary School at Salmechakal in the Kavre district.
December 27: YCL cadres in Kavre summoned R. L. Sramajibi, editor of Kavre Times, to furnish a statement over a road accident that occurred three years ago.
December 12: YCL cadres obstructed traffic in the Gaighat bazaar of Udayapur district for two hours demanding action against the Armed Police Force (APF) personnel who assaulted their activists a day earlier. Earlier, a team of APF personnel assaulted six YCL cadres who were consuming alcohol and creating disturbance at a shop in front of the APF camp in Ratmate on December 11-night.
December 11: Police arrested and subsequently released a Maoist, identified as Devendra Poudel, of Amalchaur-1 in the Baglung district with a pistol in his possession. Poudel was arrested along with a Chinese pistol, nine rounds of bullets and two magazines. He was handed over to the valley in-charge of the YCL on the condition that he would present himself at the Metropolitan Police Sector Office in Lainchaur when called.
December 9: The YCL chairman Ganeshman Pun warned of forming a parallel government if the Nepali Congress disagrees to hold the Constituent Assembly polls on the basis of a proportional electoral system. Pun said that "Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala's right to stay as a Prime Minister will end if the proposal of proportional electoral system passed by the special session of the parliament was not implemented… If Prime Minister Koirala did not resign in such condition, a parallel government of republicans will be formed."
December 8: Two persons were injured in a clash between cadres of the Unified Marxist Leninist (UML) and the YCL in Bhojpur district. The cadres of the two organisations broke into clashes and scuffle over minor dispute at Dingla. According to police, UML cadres Dinesh Bhatta and Jitkumar Rai were seriously injured in the incident.
November 26: A senior leader and a Central Committee member of the CPN-Maoist, Mohan Baidhya a.k.a. Kiran, admitted that the on-going criminal activities of the Young Communist League have defamed the party and directed the YCL cadres to immediately stop such activities. He said that the acts of extortion, killing and kidnappings being carried out by the YCL cadres have defamed the party, and that such activities were against the decision of the Central Committee.
November 23: Police arrested a central member of the YCL in the Saptari district. Mahesh Yadav was arrested after he assaulted some policemen who had gone to resolve a dispute between villagers at Raipur VDC-7. Two policemen were injured in the incident.
November 22: Maoists vandalised four vehicles near Chadranigahpur in the Rautahat on the second day of their indefinite strike. CPN-Maoist cadres smashed the glasses of three Indian buses and one jeep at the Lamaha forest area. Police arrested 25 cadres of the Young Communist League for their involvement in the vandalism.
November 20: YCL cadres abducted three passengers and assaulted them at Bandre in the Nuwakot district. They also looted their mobile phones and NR 25,000 in cash. The YCL cadres also seized their car and later ditched it into the Trishuli River from a nearby bridge.
YCL cadres seized a house and land belonging to one Balananda Bhurtel at Dhankuta. YCL district chairman, Nirmal, said they captured his property as he was launching anti-democratic campaigns.
November 18: Cadres of the Young Communist League abducted six persons, including doctors and directors of the Biratnagar-based Nobel Medical College, and tortured them brutally for 14 hours at an unidentified location near Kamidanda in the Kavre district. The victims were abducted from Tilganga upon their arrival at the Tribuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. They were later freed on November 19. The victims claimed that YCL Valley chief, Sagar, and Maoist central leader Barsha Man Pun a.k.a. Ananta were directly involved in threatening and torturing the doctors and board members.
November 15: YCL cadres are reportedly extorting thousands of rupees from livestock farmers in the Papung Village Development Committee (VDC) area of Taplejung district. Victimised farmers, most of whom make a living by rearing sheep and yaks, complain that they are being forced to pay more than what they earn. The farmers say that the YCL has fixed a certain amount of "tax" per sheep, goat and yak. However, Maoist former committee secretary Dambu Sherpa claimed that the YCL cadres were not extorting and that the locals were giving donations of their own will.
November 13: YCL cadres abducted a youth from the Mahankal area of Kathmandu. According to Police, a group of YCL cadres abducted Suresh Khadka accusing him of looting NR 14,000 from one Deusi-bhailo group during the Tihar festival a day earlier.
November 10: Seven people were injured when armed YCL cadres attacked them at Bhulkechowk in the Sunsari district. The YCL cadres attacked them after a dispute ensued over eve-teasing. Eight houses were reportedly damaged in the attack.
November 6: YCL cadres assaulted leaders of Nepali Congress (NC) in Lamjung district. Around 15 YCL cadres attacked four NC leaders, identified as, Hari Bhakta Adhikary, Ram Chandra Adhikary, Gam Prasad Gurung and Ganesh Prasad Neupane. The NC leaders were attacked when they had gone to attend the annual function of Sarbodaya higher secondary school in Chandreshwore.
November 5: At Bhairahawa in the Rupandehi district, YCL cadres seized land and house belonging to Niranjan Thapa, a former minister during the king's rule, at Bhaiya area in Siddharthanagar Municipality-6. They also placed their party flag at the housetop, claiming the seizure.
November 1: YCL cadres captured and severely assaulted two persons in the premises of Ministry of Local Development in Kathmandu. According to Police, around 10 YCL cadres captured construction entrepreneur Ram Kumar Ghimire and his neighbour Shiva Thapa from the premises of the ministry. They severely assaulted both of them before taking them to their office. YCL owned the responsibility for the incident and said that they were compelled to take such an action against the two because they were involved in ‘hooliganism’ inside the ministry.
A group of around 50-60 YCL cadres abducted Dwarika Man Singh Pradhan, a former member of the now-defunct Rajparishad (Royal Council) in Dolakha district.
October 30: Police arrested 12 YCL cadres on the charges of extortion and abduction from Dhangadhi district. According to the Senior Superintendent of Police Ganesh Rai, the 12 were arrested as they were attempting to abduct a local restaurant operator. Police also recovered five knives and seven lathis from their possession.
October 29: Around 60 YCL cadres abducted Rabi Rana, consultant of the Nepali Congress-affiliated Nepal Tarun Dal, from Sallaghari in Bhaktapur district.
A group of YCL cadres led by Maoists' Gulmi district committee member Devi Ram Aryal severely assaulted a Nepali Congress cadre, identified as Amit K.C. of Chhaphile VDC-8 in the Gulmi district.
October 25: YCL activists in Syuna VDC smeared the face of Satya Bahadur Shahi, a former vice-president of District Development Committee who had returned home nine years after the Maoists displaced his family. Shahi said, "Maoists have threatened to seize my land again and take action against members of my family."
October 24: The YCL seized lands belonging to four locals in Kataiya Village Development Committee-4 of Saptari district. A group of around 25 YCL cadres led by one 'Bimal' took over lands belonging to Raj Lal Mali, Gona Lal Parmani, Awadh Lal Parmani and another unidentified local. The YCL cadres even fenced off the lands after the capture.
YCL cadres assaulted and injured 14 locals of the Dhaulagoha Village Development Committee (VDC) area in the Kalikot district for idol worshipping in defiance of YCL orders. The YCL had warned the locals "not to worship deities or enter local temples on the day of Tika during Dashain."
October 23: YCL cadres abducted an activist of the Nepali Congress (NC), identified as Hari Prasad Sharma, from his residence at Bijeshwari Village Development Committee-3 area in the Rukum district.
YCL cadres looted NR 45,000 from two other NC activists, Jhupu Bahadur Giri and Kali Bahadur Budhatokhi, in the Rukum district.
October 19: Around 150 YCL activists have taken hold of the Trolley Bus Office at Min Bhawan in the capital Kathmandu for the past 11 days, Himalayan Times reports. The Maoist-affiliated Joint Republican Workers’ Front (JRWF) said it has deployed the YCL to secure the property of the trolley bus office and prevent the closure of trolley bus service. According to the vice-president of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City unit of the JRWF, Ranabir Lawoti, "The JRWF captured the Trolley Bus office to save the environment-friendly transport service as officials concerned were preparing to close it down." He also said that all 340 activists of the JRWF will be stationed at the Trolley Bus office after Dashain festival.
October 15: Cadres of the YCL captured a house and property belonging to the chairman of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Rastrabadi, Rajeshwar Devkota, in Gorkha district, accusing him of supporting the King to suppress the Maoists’ peoples’ war and misusing the state funds. Kantipuronline reports that YCL cadres seized Devkota’s house and property at Aanp-peepal Teenpandit village in the district. The cadres broke into the house and also hoisted the CPN-Maoist flag there.
October 11: Activists of the Maoist-affiliated Young Communist League in Kalikasthan Ghumti area of the district have not stopped abductions and are collecting "compensation" from local people accused of vandalizing the YCL party office on September first week, according to reports. According to local people, the YCL cadres have written letters to seven persons demanding compensation ranging from NR 50,000 to NR 150,000 respectively.
October 10: YCL cadres padlocked a house belonging to a former deputy prime minister, Bandri Prasad Mandal, and seized his vehicle at Biratnagar in the Morang district. The YCL cadres reached Mandal’s house at Biratnagar-2 on October 10-morning, padlocked it and hoisted the YCL flag over Mandal’s house. They also drove away in Mandal’s car. They also captured the house of former chief secretary Lok Man Singh Karki at Biratnagar-3 and hoisted their flag on it.
Meanwhile, the same YCL group captured and smeared the face of a former Morang District Committee chairman, Ballav Prasad Dahal, at his house in Biratnagar-4.
October 8: In a press release, the Dharan Town Committee of the YCL announced that they will take action against six royalists who are named in their list prepared for taking action. They include former minister Tanka Dhakal, Former administrator of the Bagmati zone Kumar Bahadur Karki, former member of the National Assembly Chakra Bahadur Shanker, and three other royalists Dev Raj Adhikari, Ambika Shrestha and Samrat Shrestha. President of the Dharan chapter of the YCL Kumar Tamang said any kind of action can be taken against the listed persons.
October 7: Three YCL cadres and a cadre of the Madheshi Mukti Tigers were injured in a clash between the two groups at Captaingunj Village Development Committee (VDC)-6.
The YCL cadres captured a house belonging to Ramji Bista, former zonal administrator of Dhaualgiri, at Kshetrapur in the Chitwan district and hoisted the CPN-Maoist party flag on it. YCL Chitwan in-charge Sailesh said, "Bista, a royalist, was found guilty by the Rayamajhi Commission of misusing state money and power, so we have captured his house."
October 6: In Pokhara, the YCL cadres erected the CPN-Maoist party flag in the house belonging to one Ramesh Bahadur Bhattarai, a former Kaski District Development Committee member.
October 4: Maoists have resumed collecting 'tourism tax' from foreigners who are visiting Dhaulagiri peak and upper Dolpa, at Darbang bazaar in the Myagdi district. Police sources in Darbang said that the cadres of the YCL are forcibly collecting 15 US dollars from each tourist giving them the receipt of Magarat Mukti Morcha.
October 2: YCL cadres picketed the residences of former Home Minister Kamal Thapa and former Foreign Minister Ramesh Nath Pandey and chanted slogans against them.
September 24: YCL cadres assaulted a student leader of the All Nepal National Free Student Union at Pokhara in the Kaski district and left him on the banks of the Seti River.
September 9: Cadres of the YCL assaulted a local businessman, Bhola Sah, in the Udayapur district for illegally selling marijuana. Police arrested YCL cadres, Bimarsha Raj Karki and Netra Lal Kunwar, for their involvement in the incident.
September 6: Cadres of the YCL assaulted and injured five persons at the Sukhachaina VDC area in Siraha district.
September 1: YCL cadres barred a team of Armed Police Force personnel from visiting Raskot village in Kalikot district for the purpose of inspecting the area for setting up a polling centre.
August 29: YCL cadres seized three .303 rifles and 115 rounds of ammunition from the police on the Choharba section of the East-West Highway in the Siraha district. The YCL cadres, who were protesting the arrest of seven Maoists, vandalised a police van and injured four police personnel. They also obstructed vehicular movement along the highway at several points demanding immediate release of their arrested comrades and an apology from the local administration.
August 23: YCL submitted a 28-point memorandum to Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala demanding, among others, the declaration of a republic, a round table meeting, setting up autonomous regions on basis of ethnic groups, federal governance and proportional electoral system. It also demanded the immediate nationalisation of the property of Late King Birendra as well as King Gyanendra as well the property of those who were involved in corruption during Gyanendra's rule. It urged the government to fulfill the demands including the 22-point demand of the Maoists and asked the government to release its arrested leaders and cadres.
July 17: YCL cadres vandalised the office of Rastriya Prajatantra Party at Gadhi in the Baitadi district.
July 15: Over 12 persons were injured in the Sindhupalchowk district when the YCL cadres who came to resolve a dispute between two local groups at Shikharpur VDC started assaulting them.
July 12: Around 15 YCL cadres assaulted three locals of Gaidakhal in the Sunwal VDC-5 area of Nawalparasi district without any provocation.
July 10: YCL cadres assaulted a civilian, identified as Ram Prasad Rana, a resident of Jadepani in Daiji VDC-6 of Kanchanpur district. The cadres took Rana to their office at Sisaiya for "interrogation" and severely assaulted him there.
July 8: YCL cadres vandalised the offices of the Rastriya Prajantantra Party and Rastriya Janashakti Party in Dhankuta alleging that their leaders had attended the birthday celebrations of the King.
July 7: Nine persons were injured after the YCL cadres attacked the monarchists' rally in Kathmandu. Maoists reportedly obstructed the supporters of King Gyanendra from participating in a rally in front of the Narayanhiti royal palace. Similar incidents were reported from the Bhotahity, Asan, New Road, Sundhara and Lainchaur areas in Kathmandu.
June 21: YCL cadres disrupted traffic on the Nawalpur-Malangawa stretch of the Mahendra Highway since June 21-afternoon protesting against the arrest of their fellow cadre, Thagaram, and demanding his immediate release.
June 20: Police raided the YCL office at Nepalgunj in the Banke district and rescued the Regional Health Director, Dr. Piyush Bahadur Rajendra, who was abducted by the YCL cadres on ‘charges’ of corruption. Along with Dr. Rajendra, police also rescued one Ganga Gurung from Pokhara who was held captive since the past one and a half month.
June 18: YCL cadres 'arrested' two activists of the Jwala Singh faction of the JTMM, Ram Shovit Yadav and Dev Chandra Yadav, along with a pistol, in the Lahan area of Siraha district and later handed over them to police. YCL cadres also reportedly 'arrested' an armed cadre of the JTMM-Goit faction from the same place.
June 13: Activists of the MJF abducted and subsequently killed two central members of the YCL, Binod Pant a.k.a. Jitendra and Sheshmani Lamichhane a.k.a. Mani, at Shivpur in the Gonaha VDC area of Rupandehi district.
June 10: YCL activists set ablaze seven vehicles at Shivapur village on the Mahendra Highway in the Kapilvastu district for defying their call for a district-wide general strike.
June 8: YCL activists seized land belonging to Jagat Bahadur Roka in the Tathipokhari Bazaar of Gorkha district claiming that Rokka had illegally acquired it when he was the chairman of the District Development Committee during the royal regime.
June 7: Around 150 YCL cadres led by their Itahari in-charge Bhabindra Acharya entered the house of one Man Bahadur Izam, took away all the belongings and burnt some important documents on the charges of his involvement in a killing. The YCL reportedly established its office in Izam’s house.
June 3: Three YCL cadres abducted a businessman, identified as Sitaram Prasai, from his office of the Cottage and Small Industry Development Bank in Kamaladi.
June 2: YCL cadres attacked a vehicle carrying leaders of the Nepali Congress at Ganeshsthan in the Nuwakot district.
May 30: Around 400 Maoists, most of whom were YCL cadres, led by their parliamentarian Motidevi Chaudhary, seized over 60 bighas of land belonging to locals at Baida in the Bardiya district. 14 persons were also injured when they clashed with the members of the local Gyanjyoti Youth Club who prevented them from looting fruits from an orchard, which has been preserved by the Club.
May 29: A group of 25 YCL cadres damaged a statue of King Birendra at Pratima Chowk in the Parsa district.
May 28: 20 people were injured in a clash between the YCL cadres and students belonging to the All Nepal National Free Students Union at Barmeli Tole in the Bhairahawa district.
May 27: Maoists, including some cadres of the YCL, attacked a district level workers' training programme of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) in Kusmabazaar of Parbat district. Over one dozen RPP workers, including its district president Rana Bahadur Chhetri and central trainer Madhu Prasad Risal, were injured in the attack. YCL cadres also assaulted Durga Sharma, local correspondent of Nepal One TV and Nepal Samacharpatra daily, when he reached the site where the Maoists were assaulting RPP activists.
YCL cadres prevented vehicles bearing Indian number plates from entering Pashupatinagar checkpoint in Ilam district and forced it to return back to India. YCL cadres also staged a demonstration in Pashupatinagar, saying that India has encroached upon Nepalese territory and that Indian vehicles have been plying in Nepal illegally without paying any tax.
May 25: YCL cadres hurled stones at the vehicle carrying the United States Ambassador James F. Moriarty at Damak in the Jhapa district. The YCL cadres also waved black flags and shouted anti-US slogans.
May 19: YCL cadres smeared the face of Narayan Bikram Rana, a resident at Khata in the Bardiya district, and padlocked his house on the charge that he was exploiting people.
YCL cadres assaulted an ex-Policeman Lokraj Regmi at Shantibatka, near Ratnapark in Kathmandu after an argument among them.
A group of YCL cadres looted property worth NR 600,000 from the house of Ram Mani Nepane at Duwakot in the Bhaktapur district.
YCL cadres assaulted two goldsmiths - Sanjay Devi Sutradhar and her son Manoj Sutradhar - after vandalising their shops at Thakurbadi road in the Biratnagar town of Morang district.
May 18: YCL cadres assaulted Prakash Pariyar of Pipaltari VDC-1 in the Parbat district and broke his hands and legs.
May 17: YCL cadres assaulted Mahesh Prasad Yadav, medical officer at the Primary Health Center at Kadarbona in the Saptari district, accusing him of coming to office late.
May 16: YCL cadres abducted eight persons from Dhamauli-4 in the Rupandehi district.
May 13: At least 20 Maoists and eight police personnel were injured in a clash between the police and activists of the Maoist-affiliated Tharuwan Mukti Morcha, Madhesi Mukti Morcha and the YCL in the Nepalgunj town of Banke district.
May 10: YCL cadres ransacked the office of the Small Farmer's Cooperatives at Tadhala in the Bardiya district and looted all the documents from the office
May 9: YCL cadres killed an elderly man, identified as Bir Bahadur Kalakheti, near Khandbari in the Sankhuwasabha district.
May 8: YCL activists assaulted the Assistant Chief District Officer of Kailali, Ganja Bahadur Mahara Chhetry, who tried to stop them from padlocking the District Administration Office. The YCL activists also assaulted a security force personnel, Ganesh Dhami and padlocked the District Development Office, the District Land Revenue Office and the District Agricultural Office in Kailali.
May 7: Police filed criminal offence charges against 38 YCL cadres who were arrested for their involvement in setting ablaze the Land Revenue and Nepal Electricity Authority offices at Gulariya in the Bardiya district on May 5.
Around 150 YCL cadres attacked a Police Post in the Dandagaun VDC area of Rasuwa district and chased away the security force personnel posted there.
May 5: A group of Maoists led by activists of the Maoist-affiliated Tharu Liberation Front and the YCL set ablaze the offices of the Nepal Electricity Authority and Land Revenue at Gulariya in the Bardiya district.
YCL condemned the arrest of 45 of its activists by the Police from Gulariya and threatened to launch a nationwide agitation from May 7 onwards if the government did not release them immediately without any condition.
Nine people, including two political leaders, activists and businessmen from Kusumba bazaar at Sanoshree VDC area in Bardiya district were displaced due to threats issued by the YCL.
May 4: YCL cadres along with some locals clashed with police personnel at Sundarpur in the Morang district, leaving many locals injured.
In Phidim district, a group of around 15 YCL cadres assaulted two activists, identified as Hemraj Yonghang and Bipal Yonghang of Nagi VDC, who were going abroad for employment and also robbed them of NR 70,000 cash and two tolas of gold.
Cadres of the Maoist-affiliated Tharu Mukti Morcha shut down Banke, Bardiya, Dang, Kailali and Kanchanpur protesting against Bardiya's Sanoshree incident which led to a clash between the YCL Cadres and the APF.
May 2: 26 persons were injured when protesters led by the YCL clashed with personnel of the Armed Police Force at Sanosree in the Bardiya district. According to Police sources, 16 civilians, seven APF men and three YCL cadres were wounded.
In the Bardiya district, YCL cadres vandalised the house of a journalist, Yuvaraj Adhikari, a correspondent of Radio Nepal.
May 1: Three Armed Police Force personnel were injured in a clash between activists of the YCL and APF personnel at Sanoshree in the Bardiya district.
April 20: Police arrested seven YCL cadres from Kappan area in Kathmandu after intruded into the residence of a woman, identified as Tungsang Lama, and were attempting to rob her valuables.
April 10: Cadres of the YCL assaulted a leading businessman identified as Shyam Sundar Sharda in Biratnagar accusing him of framing an abduction of his driver who happens to be a member of pro-Maoist workers’ union.
April 3: Hundreds of the YCL cadres staged a protest rally in Kathmandu demanding that the Government declare a republic.
March 19: YCL cadres led by Gorkha ‘district Secretary’ Chuda Khadka aka Prakash, captured 25 ropanis of land and four houses of former Army Chief Sachchit Shumsher Rana at Laxmibazaar in the Gorkha district, and hoisted their party flag there.
March 17: The YCL cadres abducted a civilian, identified as Suresh Malla, in Kavre district, and took him to an unknown location.