Nepali Congress has suggested that the arms of both the Maoists and the Nepal Army should be brought under public purview.
The weapons should be brought under the purview of people not the people under the weapons, general secretary of the party Ramchandra Poudyal said at a function here on Tuesday.
Public opinion should be considered at the national level against the use of arms, he said at a symposium entitled "weapons management for lasting peace."
The military of both sides should be mobilised towards creative works, he noted, adding the ceasefire agreement should precede the human rights and peace building agreement.
Meanwhile, cases of Maoists' extortion, intimidation and abduction continued.
In blatant violation of the government-Maoist agreement, the rebels have continued to collect donations from industrialists, businessmen, employees, teachers and other locals in Bardiya district in western Nepal, officials said.
The Maoists on Tuesday abducted a CPN-UML cadre from Kathmandu and held him captive for four hours before freeing him, party sources told the Kathmandu Post.
A group of Maoists have been intimidating people in the outskirts of Kathmandu and extorting money from them since a week, the daily reported.
Meanwhile, the Joint Revolutionary People's Council of the CPN-Maoist in Parbat district has urged the non-governmental organizations in Parvat district not to run any programmes without permission from the CPN-Maoist.