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Maoist leader accuse India of trying to scuttle UNMIN in Nepal

A top Maoist leader has alleged that India wants to scuttle the UN mission to monitor Nepal's peace process so that it could "increase its interference" in the country.

world Updated: Mar 07, 2010 13:35 IST

A top Maoist leader has alleged that India wants to scuttle the UN mission to monitor Nepal's peace process so that it could "increase its interference" in the country.

Krishna Bahadur Mahara, the leader of the Unified CPN (Maoist), on Saturday claimed that the 22-party coalition government has been criticising the role of UNMIN following directions from India.

He alleged that India wants the UNMIN to end its mission in order to "increase its interference" in Nepal.

The coalition government has been criticising the role of UNMIN following the direction from India, claimed Mahara, a former minister.

Speaking to mediapersons in Dang district of western Nepal, he alleged "the government is trying to derail the peace process by criticising the UNMIN's role".

The statement of the senior Maoist leader came in wake of the government's remarks that the UN mission has remained mute spectator despite the increasing incidents of human rights violation by the Maoist cadres.

Mahara, however, underlined the need for building consensus among parties to finish the framing of the constitution within the slated time.

Army integration and constitution making should move side by side so as to take the peace process to its logical conclusion; the National News Agency (RSS) quoted him as saying.