War victims tell govt to heed to SC
Jan 30, 2014-
Conflict victims have condemned the government's move of tabling the unamended Ordinance on Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The government tabled the bill to the parliament on Tuesday without incorporating the changes ordered by the Supreme Court (SC) in its verdict of January 2.
The court had instructed the government to create separate commissions for the TRC and investigation of the disappeared. It had also ordered that these commissions remain apolitical, the basis for pardon be legislated and that the ordered changes pass through an expert committee comprising conflict victims and human rights activists. The government proposing the bill to the parliament is humiliating to conflict victims, read a statement issued by seven victims organisations. The victims groups had challenged the ordinance with the SC in March. Around 13,000 people died and around 1,300 went missing in 10-years of insurgency.
Published: 30-01-2014 10:09