UN special team visits Naumule VDC of Dailekh

Himalayan News Service

Nepalgunj, April 17:

Flays Maoists for displacing people.

A UN special team, in Nepal to study the situation of conflict-affected areas, visited Naumule VDC of Dailekh district today. The VDC lies in Nepal’s mid-western region. The UN delegation led by Walter Keylin, visiting special emissary of the United Nations General Secretary Kofi Annan also included his advisor Causdin, human rights official Paul Handeli and security official Adam. The delegation condemned the Maoists for causing people to flee the VDC.

Having met the internally displaced people at district headquarters, Dailekh Bazaar, on Saturday the UN team went to Namule VDC. The UN team also consulted more than half a dozen local human rights activists of Nepalgunj, said human rights activist Suresh Gautam.

Most of the people from Tauli, Salleri and Naumule VDCs have shifted to the district headquarters due to the Maoist violence.

Members of the UN delegation said internal refugees including 50, 000 displaced people are undergoing health and education problems including basic needs of housing, clothing and food. Sufferers requested the UN team to assist in creating positive environment for peace talks between the government and the Maoists, Gautam said. Regarding the condition of human rights in the mid-west region a common report was submitted to the UN team, said Bhola Mahat of INSEC. The team has returned to Kathmandu. A few days ago, the team had made spot visits in Kapilvastu district. The team also talked to the representatives of different donor agencies.