Will facilitate talks: Civil society

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Feb 1, 2015-

Considering acrimonious political atmosphere developed after the parties missed self-imposed deadline to promulgate a new constitution, the civil society has expressed willingness to arbitrate negotiations among parties.

In a joint statement issued on Sunday, civil society leaders expressed worries about polarisation resulting from the debate of “consensus” and “process” for writing the constitution, leading the country to political confrontation. “We realised the need of third party facilitation to minimise increasing animosity and trust deficit among political forces and address the contentious issues, for which we are always ready to take the role,” read the statement. Daman Nath Dhungana, Padhma Ratna Tuladhar, Bhojraj Pokharel, Himalaya Shamsher, Charan Prasai, Harihar Birahi, Bhairab Rishal, Bhawani Kharel and Bishnu Bahadur KC are among about three dozens of civil society leaders, who issued the statement. They reminded the parties that the 12-point agreement, Comprehensive Peace Accord, the Interim Constitution and the mandate of second Constituent Assembly are the basis of writing the constitution.

Emphasising on dialogue to end the political deadlock, they urged the leaders of Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, UCPN (Maoist) and Madhesi front to initiate a meaningful dialogue and resolve the issues within the CA.

Published: 02-02-2015 09:23

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