Maoist leader falsely claims Nepal Army provided its officer cadets allowance for visiting prostitutes
Sujit Mainali / February 4, 2016
Speaking during a session at Nepal Literature Festival in Pokhara a few days ago, poet, writer and a politburo member of UCPN (Maoist), Aahuti (Bishwa Bhakta Dulal), said: “Until 2031 BS [1974-1975 AD], there used to be a provision in the Military Law to provide second lieutenant cadets allowance for visiting prostitutes.”
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When South Asia Check contacted UCPN (Maoist) leader Aahuti and requested him to reveal the source of his claim, he said, “I learnt about this from knowledgeable people. I think this provision can be found in the Military Regulations.”
South Asia Check reviewed Nepal Army regulations in practice in and around 2031 BS. They include Royal Army (TADA) Rules-2027, Rules Pertaining To Entertainment Allowances to Army Personnel-2021, Army Recruitment (Special Provision) Rules -2018, Royal Nepalese Army Rules on New Recruitment -2019, Rules on Leave For Army Personnel-2019, Rules on New Recruitment in Pioneer Battalion-2020, and Royal Nepalese Army General Rules on the Appointment, Promotion and Miscellaneous Arrangements -2020.
We found that there is no mention of any such allowance as claimed by Aahuti.
Former Brigadier General of Nepal Army Dr Prem Singh Basnyat says, “No military force in the world provides its personnel allowances for visiting prostitutes”.
So Aahuti’s claim is baseless.
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