Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
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Issue 26

How to contain, disarm, rehabilitate and reintegrate members of the Maoist People’s Liberation Army (PLA) were key questions after the end of the decade-long Maoist conflict in November 2006. Here Chiranjibi Bhandari charts the lengthy and complicated demobilisation process of PLA members, arguing that many former fighters feel abandoned by the Maoist political party and continue to face the discrimination they had fought to eradicate.