Nepali Congress unhappy with UNMIN role

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Kathmandu, Dec12 (ANI): Nepali Congress today expressed dissatisfaction over the role played by United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN).

During a meeting with UNMIN chief Ian Martin, here, Nepali Congress leaders complained that monitoring of the Maoist army camps has not been effective and that UNMIN failed to check the violent activities involving the members of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

"The PLA men went out of their camps and engaged in violent activities a number of times," they added.

In a separate consultation with Prime Minister Prachanda and senior leaders, Ian Martin discussed the current peace process and the possibility of extension of UNMIN's term.

Martin had asked Prachanda to decide, at the earliest, whether to request the UN Security Council to extend UNMIN's term, which expires on January 23 next year.

According to sources, the government is all set to request for extension of the Mission's term.

Matters related to the monitoring of Maoist combatants, which is the main obligation of the UNMIN, and the proposal for army integration also figured during the meeting, Nepalnews reported. (ANI)

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