Nepal Maoists press for rehabilitation of former combatants
Nepal's Maoists presented a new plan for the rehabilitation and reintegration of their combatants, dpa reported Sunday.
The former guerrilla organisation urged that the process be completed within three months, to lead the way for a new constitution to be drafted by mid-2011.
Some political rivals accused the Maoists of breaking previous pacts during the peace process, and demand that the group transform itself into a purely civilian party.
More than 14,000 people died in conflict during the decade-long insurgency that ended in 2006 with the abdication of King Gyanendra.
The monarchy was officially abolished the next year, and in 2008 the Maoists led a coalition government at the start of the transition to a constitutional republic. But the Maoists lost power after a power struggle with the president in 2009.