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    Thumbs up After 9 years, US strikes Maoists off terrorist list

    The United States has removed the Maoist party from its terrorist list, saying that the former rebel party has demonstrated a credible commitment to pursuing the peace and reconciliation process in Nepal.

    In a statement issued in Washington on Thursday, the US Department of State announced the revocation of the terrorist tag that was placed on the then CPN (Maoist) party in October 2003. The US had considered the fight against Nepal’s Maoists to be a part of global war against terror after the terrorist attack of 9/11 in New York.

    “After a thorough review, the Department has determined that the CPN (M) is no longer engaged in terrorist activity that threatens the security of US nationals or US More detales and Delisting of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)
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