SINDHULI — Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Chairman, Surya Kiran Gurung, reiterated that those involved in serious human rights violation during the armed insurgency would not get amnesty.
Gurung spoke to journalists while visiting Sindhulimadhi to take stock of the Commission’s investigation in the district.
He warned that the more we keep with us the wound received during the conflict era the more dangerous it will become.
The TRC Chairman added further that the socio-economic revolution envisaged by Nepal’s political parties would be possible only through a correct remedy for the festering wounds.
Even if the perpetrators of serious human rights violation did find amnesty under political pressure, Gurung said, the person in question will not be liberated from the scrutiny of the international law and eventually face the fate of Colonel Kumar Lama.
Nepal’s peace process will not come to a successful conclusion if the government does not implement the Commission’s report, Gurung argued.
The Commission has carried out an impartial study into the armed-conflict era incidents in Doramba of Ramechap, Bandarmude of Chitwan and Kapilvastu among other places, Gurung shared, adding that those guilty of such incidents cannot be allowed impunity under any circumstances. He said recommendation would be sent to the government for legal action.
Call to revoke Citizenship Bill-2075
BHARATPUR- Stakeholders have called upon the government to revoke the Citizenship Bill-2075 arguing that it is against the national interest. At an interaction programme organized in Chitwan on Thursday, they said that the bill brought to amend the Citizenship Act, 2063 should be postponed cautioning that it could be counterproductive.
On the occasion, Coordinator of National Awakening Council Sadhya Bahadur Bhandari said that the proposed bill serves the anti-national interests. He instead asked the government to constitute a high-powered citizenships probe commission.
“This bill is too loose than that of 2063. It should be immediately postponed and a new high-powered commission should be formed to probe the issues on citizenship,” Bhandari added.
Likewise, Chairman of Nepal Bar Association Chitwan district chapter Kamalraj Pathak, foreign affairs expert Hiranyalal Shrestha, border experts Hemanta Sedhain and Buddhi Narayan Shrestha and other speakers also shared their opinions to revoke the proposed citizenship bill and also suggested that the government should regulate the Nepal-India open border.Follow @gorkhapost