Stories By ' RAM BHANDARI'
In 2005, the seven-party alliance (SPA) led by the Nepali Congress and the CPN (Maoist) agreed to end the decade long conflict and join forces against the absolute monarchy in a 12-point agreement brokered in New Delhi. During the conflict, Maoist leader Prachanda and other senior leaders spent much time in India while Mohan Baidya spent years in an Indian prison. Meanwhile, India itself has been facing threats from Indian Maoists in various states.
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Even though the new constitution was approved by the majority in the Consituent Assembly (CA), it continues to alienate the marginalised communities.
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Even after more than nine years since the end of the Maoist war, justice remains an elusive dream for thousands of conflict victims in Nepal.
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Every August 30, since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) in 2006, families of the disappeared in Nepal have marked the International Day of the Disappeared to commemorate the memory of their more than 1,400 disappeared relatives.
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The recently established Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission for Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons
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