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Former Maoists to be rehabilitated

world Updated: Sep 16, 2010 00:58 IST
Utpal Parashar
Utpal Parashar
Hindustan Times
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If things go according to plans, nearly 19000 former Maoist rebels in Nepal could get rehabilitated or integrated into the country’s security forces within next four months.

A decision to this effect was taken on Wednesday at a meeting of the special parliamentary committee created for rehabilitation of the former rebels.

The exact details of the integration process would be discussed in the next meeting of the committee on Thursday.

Integration of former rebels into security forces and its modalities is one of the main issues delaying Nepal’s fragile peace process.

While the Maoists want a sizeable number of combatants still residing in cantonments to get integrated into Nepal Army, other political parties and the Army itself is opposing such en masse move.