Does this price tag on Maoist heads indicate that the government is backing out from peace talks?
The government is simply not in a position to hold peace talks or re-open dialogue with the Maoists. There is no such possibility. We are intent on disarming them. Unless the Maoists start surrendering arms and other goods looted from the security forces and government installations around the country, we will not resume talks with them. [The Maoists unilaterally broke a four-and-a-half-month ceasefire on November 24, 2001, by attacking an army armoury in Dang, dragging the largely ceremonial Royal Nepal Army to the battleground for the first time after the start of the Maoist insurgency in February 1996.] How is the government intensifying its fight on terror after the declaration of emergency on November 26, 2001? We are fighting it with our military might now and also seeking assistance from friendly countries like the United States of America, Great Britain and neighbouring India. They have pledged assistance, which will help us a lot. The United States is already keen on providing