Nepal monitors head to former Maoist rebels` camps

Last Updated: Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 16:32

Shaktikhor Maoist Camp: Government monitors in Nepal are heading to camps where thousands of former Maoist rebels live to hand out cheques to the ex-fighters, who are about to leave the camps and begin civilian lives.

Chief government monitor Balananda Sharma says the monitors are on the way to all seven of the camps and are expected to reach them on Thursday and Friday.

Sharma says the monitors will hand out the cheques to the former fighters starting Friday as part of the government`s plan to integrate them back into society. Each ex-rebel is to receive up to 900,000 rupees (USD 11,500).
Thousands of former rebel fighters have been living in the camps since the Maoists gave up their armed revolt in 2006 and joined a peace process.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 16:32

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