Commission on search of disappeared through ordinance unacceptable: NHRC chair
Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Kedar Nath Upadhyay has said the commission on search of disappeared and truth and reconciliation would be unacceptable to NHRC if it is was formed through ordinance, RSS news agency reports.
The commission must be formed by meeting international standard, he said, warning that the NHRC would not involve in it if it is formed through the ordinance.
At an interaction organized by the NHRC on the occasion of the International Day of the Disappeared at its office, Lalitpur, on Thursday, Chairman Upadhyay said the NHRC had written to the Office of the Prime Minister informing him of its stand.
Moreover, he belittled the trust on the government, saying the commission through ordinance could do nothing important because the government has failed to provide information about the disappeared even to the NHRC, a constitutional body.
On the occasion, Secretary at Peace Ministry, Dhruba Prasad Sharma, pointed out the need of formation of the commission on search of the disappeared and truth to cater justice to the people.
Only economic relief would not do justice to the victims, he argued.
Human rights defender Ganesh Bishwokarma said those involved in forced disappearance should be brought to book.
Chairman of the Society of the Families of Disappeared by the State, Ekram Bhandari, accused the state of becoming indifferent to the agonies of the conflict victims.
Similarly, Coordinator of the National Network of the Families of Disappeared Ram Kumar Bhandari said the justice was delayed to victims because torturer became stronger while the tortured ones weaker. nepalnews.com