4008 Humiliated Soldiers

Shova Rayamajhi was given a gun to fight the cause that she did not know then. She was just 11 years old when she took up the gun. She was discharged well before she became an adult. The UN Mission to Nepal (UNMIN) verified a total of 4,008 minors and discharged them empty handed. She realized that it was injustice to those who fought along with senior political leaders during the conflict. She missed her school education. She has been fighting for the rights of those whose childhood was robbed and they were rendered jobless. Although the government had earmarked Rs 200,000 per ‘disqualified’ child soldier to facilitate their return to the society, a writ petition was filed against the decision. The Court stayed the writ petition.