Maoists Attack Peace 'Insincerity'
Nepal’s Maoist rebels have accused the government of being insincere in its approach to the fledgling peace process. A senior Maoist negotiator, Mahara, said the government had failed to build an “atmosphere of confidence”. The rebels say this could affect the peace process, which began with a cease-fire earlier this year. Mr Mahara’s comments came a day after a government negotiator denied reports that an agreement had been reached on limiting the movement of the army. Spokesmen for the two negotiating sides said after the second round of peace talks last Friday that the government had agreed on restricting the army’s movement to within five kilometres of their barracks. However, in an interview with the BBC Nepali service on Wednesday, government negotiator Ramesh Nath Pandey said there had been no written agreement on this key rebel demand. Full Story