Nepal Maoist lay out plan for integration of former rebels
In an attempt to end the political stalemate, opposition Maoists in Nepal divulged an action plan today on integration of their former rebels into the country’s security agencies.world Updated: Jul 10, 2010 16:55 IST
In an attempt to end the political stalemate, opposition Maoists in Nepal divulged an action plan on Saturday on integration of their former rebels into the country’s security agencies.
Nepal is going through a political crisis following resignation of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal last month to make way for a ‘national unity government’. But the political parties have failed to arrive at a consensus.
The Nepali Congress and Communist Party of Nepal (UML) have been urging the Maoists to spell out a detailed plan for integration of the former rebels as one of the conditions for supporting a government headed by it.
The plan titled ‘Basis of Consensus for ending Political Deadlock' was made public by Maoists vice-chairman Narayankaji Shrestha.
It stated that 15,000 former rebels who are in UN-monitored cantonments would be brought under direct supervision of the Special Committee for their integration and rehabilitation with immediate effect.
Based on their wishes, the former combatants would be categorized into two groups—one wishing to get integrated to security agencies and others who want to get rehabilitated in society.
Shrestha stated that the integration process of those who opt to get into security agencies would get completed within a month based on internationally accepted criteria for such process.
The party also agreed to provide treatment to those injured during the civil war, dismantle the para-military structure of its youth wing and pay compensation of Rs 1 million each to families of those who died during the civil war.