印度毛派分子呼吁停火与和谈 Indian Maoists Call for Cease-Fire, Peace Talks

18 August, 2010

印度毛派反叛分子的高级领导人拉奥呼吁实行3个月的停火,为同政府举行和平谈判提供条件。

拉奥星期二表示,双方应该放下武器,并提出可能的调停人的名字。

这个宣布是印度总理辛格呼吁反叛分子结束他们的暴力运动两天之后做出的。

毛派分子说,他们是为土地以及为穷人能够有工作而战。

辛格星期天在新德里发表的一个演讲中说,毛派分子应该同政府一道努力,加快农村地区的经济发展。

毛派分子对印度安全部队和其他目标发起袭击导致反叛分子的暴力活动在今年加剧。暴力活动导致数百人丧生。

A top leader of India's Maoist rebels has called for a three-month cease-fire to facilitate peace talks with the government.

Koteshwar Rao said Tuesday that both sides should put down their weapons and suggested names of potential mediators.

The announcement comes two days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealed to the rebels to end their violent campaign.

The Maoists say they are fighting for land and jobs for the poor.

In a speech Sunday in New Delhi, Mr. Singh said the Maoists should work with the government to speed up economic development of rural areas.

Rebel violence has surged this year, with the Maoists mounting attacks on security forces and other targets. Hundreds have been killed.