So the Magical Number for Nepal’s Peace Process is 6,500 (?)

Leaders agree on number of Maoist guerillas to be integrated KATHMANDU, NOV 01 – The peace process that was started five years ago in 2006 is likely to witness its logical conclusion. The meeting of the top brass leaders of the major political parties—Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, UCPN (Maoist) and the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha—on TuesdayContinue reading “So the Magical Number for Nepal’s Peace Process is 6,500 (?)”

Maoists Hand Over Keys of (Some, not All) Arms Containers to Nepal

This is a significant progress in the peace process since the former rebels signed a peace agreement with the government in 2006. Tasks ahead: re-grouping the Maoist combatants, integrate some in a new agency under Nepal army and send the rest to home with some money.   Baidya unhappy, America happy (below) Notwithstanding the reservationsContinue reading “Maoists Hand Over Keys of (Some, not All) Arms Containers to Nepal”

Maoist PLA Integration: Latest Updates

1. The Party decides to end dual security to its leaders (removing Maoist PLA guerillas from some Maoist leaders’ security details. These leaders will continue to receive security from the government police/army) 2. Party hardliners are not happy with the Party decision. They table note of dissent. 3. The Party convenes a meeting where PLAContinue reading “Maoist PLA Integration: Latest Updates”

Maoist Combatants, in Theory, are Now Under Nepal Government

There would be prohibition for conducting political training to the Maoist army personnel inside or outside the cantonments. The Special Committee overseeing the Maoist combatants on Thursday (yesterday) endorsed the directive related to the supervision, command and control, and code of conduct to be enforced on the Maoist army personnel living at the UN monitoredContinue reading “Maoist Combatants, in Theory, are Now Under Nepal Government”

A study of DDR and SSR in Nepal (ii)

Click here for the first part of this article. By Bishnu Pathak and Devendra Uprety 7. Community-Police Relation (CPR) When we talk about SSR in Nepal, it is essential to briefly introduce CPR, which is taken as the prime component of security institutions in post–conflict period. The organizational structure of Nepal Police was designed byContinue reading “A study of DDR and SSR in Nepal (ii)”

A study of DDR and SSR in Nepal

Preliminary sociological observation of Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) and Security Sector Reform (SSR) in Nepal. By Bishnu Pathak and Devendra Uprety 1. Setting Security Sector Reform (SSR) is a continuous process to all countries and regions, including politically stable states, fragile states, and post-conflict countries. However, it is widely understood that there need toContinue reading “A study of DDR and SSR in Nepal”

Meet the Rebels: Maoist Guerilla of Nepal

A personal encounter with Nepal’s Maoist rebels is a ‘show’ of force in more ways than one. By Kevin Sites Pics and captions by Dinesh Wagle Even if you don’t have a gun, act like you have one! That’s what this guerilla girl was doing in a parade organized on the play ground of aContinue reading “Meet the Rebels: Maoist Guerilla of Nepal”