Recent political violence in Nepal by the radical Chand aka Biplav faction should not have come as a surprise. Behind the national self-congratulation at ending the insurgency in November 2006 through negotiation, all Maoist factions continued to use terrorism to ensure the outcome of polls and to dominate local areas, thus to recruit and amass the funds needed for political action. In fact, turning a blind-eye to such violence has been a hallmark of the post-conflict order.
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