Chulachuli, January 7:

A team of UN representatives arrived here at the Maoists’ People’s Liberation Army (PLA) camp today in connection with an on-the-spot inspection.

The team held discussions on various issues. Divided into three sub-groups, the 11-member team held meetings with PLA soldiers to apprise themselves of the women militias’ living conditions, the venue where the arms containers were installed and facilities available in the camp.

The sub-group led by UN military advisor Arnold Konard acquired information from the PLA camp commander Parwana about the proposed site for construction of the cantonment and the venue where the arms containers are set up. Parwana briefed the team about the proposed site and necessary physical infrastructure.

Another team led by UN representative Priyanka held discussions on the women soldiers’ living and health conditions. The women soldiers informed the team that living conditions in the camp were uncomfortable in terms of facilities. They said as most of the women soldiers are married and have children living with them, they are leading a difficult life. The team also inspected the sheds for the women in the camp.

The third team led by UN representative Lorje Erickson acquired information on the registration process followed in the camp. The team apprised itself of the health conditions of the soldiers, drinking water facilities, food and toilet arrangements.

The PLA brigadiers briefed the team about the problem faced by PLA soldiers in the camp and resources available.

The team, which reached the PLA’s first division camp at 1:00 pm, left after an hour for the PLA’s second division camp at Sindhuli.