The Maoist had a rebellion here that killed about 13,000 people that ended a year ago when they agreed to join the government after the king was removed. Some of their aims seem to be popular, but their popularity seems to be plummeting. There will be an election in October and it appears that they will do very badly.
The Maoist in Nepal called a general strike the other day. Their idea of a strike is a little different. The strike was announced on the news. Then, men ran through the streets with torches reminding everyone that they had to close (or else your shop was damaged). On the day of the strike, they had young men going through the streets to enforce the strike. A little scary but I do no think we are in any danger.