Ex-Maoist Combatants organization submits memorandum to acting PM Khand


October 29, 2021


Ex-Maoist Combatants organization submits memorandum to acting PM Khand

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KATHMANDU: The Excluded People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Nepal on Friday has submitted a memorandum to Acting Prime Minister and Home Minister Balkrishna Khand putting forth a 10-point charter of demands.

A delegation comprising In-charge of the organization Angbuhang Limbu and Chairperson Ramesh Basel handed over the memorandum to the acting PM at Home Ministry calling for the government to address the demands put forth by excluded PLA Nepal.

Receiving the memorandum, Home Minister Khand assured to study the memorandum and take initiative to address the demands to the possible extent.

Organization’s chairperson Basel urged the acting PM to take initiative towards addressing the demands which are associated with the peace process. As many as 4,009 ex-PLA were excluded for not being qualified in the certification of Maoist combatants undertaken by UNMIN following the Comprehensive Peace Accord.

The ex-Maoist fighters demanded the classification of wounded and disabled ex-PLA and distribution of identity card, arrangement of free treatment based on ID card and unconditional release and amnesty to the excluded combatants who were prisoned on different pretexts.