The UN cannot get enough arms monitors to Nepal to meet the November
21st disarmament deadline. There are already accusations that the Maoists are
building additional weapons stockpiles, to be kept out of UN control, and
will continue to exercise control in areas it currently runs. In the east,
three children died when they played with a bomb Maoist gunmen had lost track
of and abandoned.
7, 2006: The Maoists made a deal to disarm and join the government. The Maoist
weapons would be stored, by November 21st, in locations monitored by the UN,
while the Maoist fighters would stay in seven camps. The army would have to
surrender and store an equal number of weapons. The fate of the monarchy would
be decided next year by a special assembly, elected by the entire
3, 2006: Maoists stopped an army convoy outside the capital, insisting that the
trucks were carrying weapons, and were in violation of the peace deal. But the
trucks only contained uniforms, although the soldiers refused to allow the
armed rebels to conduct a search.