Who were Maoists? What was their contribution the movement for democracy in Nepal?
Maoists: Those communists who believe in the ideology of Mao, the leader of the Chinese Revolution. They seek to over throw the government through an armed revolution so as to establish the rule of the peasants and workers.
1) Maoist insurgents joined the strikes which were led by SPA against the king.
2) The protest was joined by the Nepalese Communist Party (Maoists) which did not believe in parliamentary democracy.