No amnesty for serious crimes: Home minister

No amnesty for serious crimes: Home minister

Apr 24, 2014-

Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam on Thursday said that amnesty cannot be given to those accused of serious human rights violation and committing serious crimes during the Maoist insurgency.

“Protests have been seen against the bills for panels to probe disappearances and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Amnesty cannot be given to persons implicated in serious crimes and human rights violations during the conflict,” the minister said at a function in Okhaldhunga district.

Gautam added that the to-be-formed commission will investigate all war-time incidents and victims will be given a chance to decide whether the perpetrator should get amnesty.

Stating that the government is doing homework to draft a new constitution within a year, he urged all not to lose hope.

Published: 25-04-2014 08:38

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