Peace process will be accomplished through national consensus: Prime Minister Prachanda

Kathmandu, Mar 27: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that the government is trying to complete the remaining works of the peace process through national consensus.

At a meeting with the representatives of various organizations of the families of the conflict victims at Singh Darbar, the Prime Minister said that the government is committed to abiding by the court order regarding the investigation of the disappeared persons and the issues of truth and reconciliation commission.

“Despite the government’s efforts, the transitional justice issues have not been resolved because some elements are active to disturb the issues of transitional justice for a long period,” Prime Minister Prachanda said. He informed that the government has forwarded related bill to complete the remaining works of the peace process.

He shared that the government is trying to provide employment to the family members of the conflict victims, health care to the people injured in the conflict and housing for them.

On Wednesday, representatives of different organisations  including National Network of Victims of Serious Human Rights Violations Nepal, Maoist Victims National Struggle Committee Nepal, National Organization of Women Victims of Conflict Rape,  National Network of Conflict Victims Nepal, National Memory Network, Nepal, Conflict Victims Shajha Chautari Nepal, Disappeared Family National Network, Nepal, National Network of Conflict Victims, Nepal, Conflict Victims Committee (CVC) Nepal, Social Justice Committee, Conflict Victim Concern Center, Nepal, Martyrs and Martyrs Descendants Foundation submitted a memorandum as per the decision of their national conference held on March 27 in Kathmandu.

According to the latest decision of the Supreme Court, the current needs of the victims of the general conflict are urgent. In order to address, the government should address the demand for truth, reparation and justice by ordering the removal of obstacles within the time set by the court, we present our views as follows.

The Supreme Court ordered on January 29, 2024 in the name of the Office of the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers for appointment of officials of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons and accomplish the remaining peace process as soon as possible through national consensus.

The victims organisations have demanded with Prime Minister to address compensatory rights raised by conflict victims, victim-centered units to uncover the truth in the commission structure, re-registration of rape victims and missing incidents, transfer of missing property, provisions related to appeals and extension of time to complete the work should be included in the executive order.

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