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Deuba defends accusations of army, police mobilisation during armed conflict

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KATHMANDU — Nepali Congress (NC) President and former prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said Nepal Army personnel and Nepal Police only discharged their duties in line with the state’s policies, rules and regulations during the armed conflict.

Leader Deuba said, “however, those found guilty of crime shall be brought to book,” at an interaction program organised by the Human Rights Organization of Nepal (HURON) on ‘Struggle Resolution and Justice’ here on Friday.

“Maoist combatants fought for political gain,” Deuba added.

Speaking at the same function, CPN Maoist Centre leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha suggested that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission should work to help mitigate insurgency-era cases and maintain peace in the country.

Chairperson of the Conflict Victims National Society and Nepali Congress leader Kul Bahadur Gurung and Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearance Lokendra Mallik, Chairperson of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Surya Kiran Gurung and Chairperson of HURON Indra Aryal among others were also present at the program.

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First Roland Macaulay Cup to start on November 21

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BIRATNAGAR— The First Roland Macaulay Cup is being held in the capital on November 21-24.

To be organized by the Cricket Association of the Blind, Nepal, cricket clubs–Myagdi, Jhapa, Bardiya and Tribhuvan Army–will participate in the First Roland Macaulay Cup twenty20 cricket tournament, said Pawan Ghimire, the Central President of the Association at a press conference here.

The estimated budget is approximately Rs 750,000. The opening match will be held between Jhapa and Bardiya, said the organizer.

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