Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
Publication date: 
2017
Accord issue: 
Issue 26

In this interview, former PLA Division Commander Suk Bahadur Roka ‘Sarad’ discusses the growing sense of disillusionment that caused many Maoist fighters to abandon their cantonments during the lengthy demobilisation process. In the post-war ‘New Nepal’, he argues, many cadres have found themselves sidelined and increasingly disheartened as other, newer figures have emerged to form the face of the party.