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Former Maoist child soldier reaches out to UN over injustice
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Kathmandu, April 14 -- Lenin Bista, a former Maoist child soldier, has taken to an international platform to raise the issue of hundreds of former child soldiers who fought against the state for the Maoist party, saying that the Nepal government has not taken any concrete step to address their concerns.
Bista, who is also the president of Discharged People's Liberation Army Struggle Committee, submitted a demand paper to Virginia Gamba, special representative of the UN Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict, in Belgium on Friday. The paper puts forth the concerns of the former minor soldiers and seeks the UN's support in their struggle. It also urges Gamba to make recommendations to the Nepal government to provide compensation...
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