Discharge of PLA members disqualified by UN begins
Posted by Ka Frank on October 12, 2009
This article was published on Nepal News.
Rehabilitation of disqualified combatants starts
Sunday, 11 October 2009 nepalnews.com
The discharging of disqualified Maoist combatants has started from a People’s Liberation Army cantonment in Dudhauli, Sindhuli district, on Sunday.
A team comprising the representatives of the government, People’s Liberation Army and UNMIN arrived in Dudhauli to oversee the start the discharging process.
There are 4000-odd disqualified combatants who will be separated from the cantonments and kept in rehabilitation camps before being integrated into the society.
Speaking to reporters in Dudhauli, peace minister Rakam Chemjong said the rehabilitation of disqualified combatants would be completed by mid-December. Considerable number of combatants being rehabilitated are minors.
UNMIN chief Karen Landgren and PLA deputy commander Chandra Khanal ‘Baldev’ also arrived in Dudhauli today.
According to minister Chemjong, the disqualified would be formally informed about their separation from the camp life before they are shifted to rehabilitation camps. Then they will be integrated with their communities.
The discharging process had stalled after the Maoist side wanted it stopped in the wake of widening rift with the government.