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Complaint filed against ex-King, 5 former PMs at TRC

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KATHMANDU — A complaint has been filed at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) against the former King Gyanendra Shah and five former Prime Ministers on Sunday.

The then victim Krishna KC has filed a complaint at seeking justice for his detention by the Nepal Army (NA) for 810 days during the insurgency.

KC submitted the complaint to the TRC Chairman Surya Kiran Gurung, where he has demanded stern action against former King Shah, and Prime Ministers Girija Prasad Koirala, Surya Bahadur Thapa, Lokendra Bahadur Chand, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai and Sher Bahadur Deuba.

A permanent resident of Baglung Municipality Ward no 3, KC, in his complaint, has stated that he was arrested by the NA personnel from Manohara Bridge in the capital city on September 13, 2003 and taken to various battalions in Kathmandu, including Bhairabnath Battalion, and Mahendra Battalion in Gorkha, keeping in detention for 27 months.

KC has also pressed for a fair investigation on the incident and stern action against the culprits.

The victims can register their complaints related to conflict-era at the TRC until June 16.

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Bakar-Eid being celebrated

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POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.

The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.

Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.

The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.

The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.

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