Nepal passes key bill to deal with rights violations cases
Kathmandu: Nepal`s Parliament has passed a bill for setting up commissions to deal with the cases of human rights violations during the decade-long Maoist insurgency claiming nearly 16,000 lives.
The Bill on Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Commission of Inquiry on Disappearances was passed in Parliament yesterday by a majority vote with some amendments, officials said.
A provision for establishing Special Court has been made to deal with conflict related serious rights violation cases.
"We have addressed the amendment proposals that enrich the content of the bill," Narahari Acharya, law minister, was quoted as saying by the Kathmandu Post.
The endorsement of the bill was a significant step towards concluding the armed conflict that claimed 16,000 lives.
This endorsement has paved the way to set up the much talked about commissions to deal with the cases of human rights violations during a decade-long Maoist insurgency.
The government and the then CPN-Maoist had signed the Comprehensive Peace Agreement on November 21, 2006 after the Maoists came to the peace process ending the decade long war.
The bill has undergone some amendments as demanded by Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN-Maoist parties before its endorsement.
The bill requires the government attorney to file cases forwarded by the TRC. It also mandates reparations for victims of their families as per the priorities.
The bill had been a major bone of contention between ruling alliance Nepali Congress and opposition UCPN-Maoist as the Maoist party had pressed for inclusion of provisions for blanket amnesty for conflict era rights violations.
Lawmakers belonging to Madhesi parties withdrew their proposals for amendment to the bill after the government pledged to form a separate commission within two months to recommend implementation of accords reached between the past governments and the Madhesi parties.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- India- America joint military exercise begins in Ranikhet
- Exclusive: This is what Kashmir's stone pelters have to say!
- India to activate laser walls on LOC to stop infiltration
- Panel discussion on 'Most Favoured Nation' status India accorded to Pakistan in 1996
- Former bureaucrat BK Bansal commits suicide along with his son at Delhi residence
- SETBACK! Sedition case against 200 Congress workers for shouting 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans during rally for Uri martyrs
- Did Arvind Kejriwal tweet in favour of Pakistan over Uri attacks? Here is what Twitter says
- Rameez Raja picks all-time XI - Three Indians, but just one Pakistani make it to the list
- This Hindu-dominated village in West Bengal is not allowed to organise Durga Puja as Muslims don't want it
- As Pakistan gloats over hosting 70 Russians, 250 Indian Army soldiers renew bonds in Vladivostok