Writ against govt decision to provide financial compensation to disqualified Maoist combatants
A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court demanding annulment of the government decision to provide Rs. 200,000 each to the disqualified combatants of the UCPN (Maoist).
Advocates Bimala Bartaula, Radha Sigdel and Biswas Acharya in their writ filed on Thursday described the Cabinet’s decision ‘illegal’ and ‘unconstitutional’, arguing that providing the amount to the ex-combatants who were declared disqualified by the then United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) during verification process will ‘add burden on the state coffer’.
The apex court is scheduled to review the writ petition today.
The writ petition has been filed at a time when opposition parties including CPN-UML have condemned the government's decision to provide the said amount to all 3,000 disqualified combatants of the UCPN (Maoist). nepalnews.com