Maoists against courts handling war-era cases

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Apr 21, 2016-

A meeting of six Maoist parties on Wednesday decided to press the government to address all war-era cases through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons.

Both the commissions have started collecting complaints from conflict victims. 

The meeting held at the party headquarters of the UCPN in Parisdanda concluded that “a conspiracy is being hatched to derail the peace process” by taking war-era cases to regular courts. The meeting also decided to demand that the cases being handled by police and courts be brought to these commissions.  According to a press statement issued after the meeting, the six parties decided to establish a “joint legal desk” to study the war-era cases and offer recommendations to the government. 

The commissions were envisioned by the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, but they were formed in February last year only. 

Published: 21-04-2016 06:58

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