UN denies reports

KATHMANDU: The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) on Tuesday denied media reports of Professor Walter Kalin, the UN Secretary General’s representative on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced People, holding meetings with Maoist leaders. “Professor Kalin has not met any Maoist at all, instead has interacted with Maoist victims,” said Ram Babu

Shah, communication officer at UNIC. During his Nepal visit, he has met with government officials, including the chief of the Royal Nepalese Army, chief election commissioner and the officials at the Peace Secretariat, said a UNIC statement. Kalin also visited Kapilvastu, Nepalgunj and Dailekh, where he met with chief district officers, members of the civil society and representatives of the security bodies. — HNS