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PM commits to finalize Bill on TJ from upcoming House session


Nepalnews
2023 Dec 11, 5:29,

 Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has expressed his commitment to finalize the Bill on Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons from the upcoming House session.

The Bill aimed at amending the existing provisions of the transitional justice (TJ) has been presented in the House.

At a programme organized by the National Alliance of Victims of the Human Rights Violations on the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the official resident of the Prime Minister in Baluwatar on Sunday, the PM said that the Bill relating to the transitional would be given the top priority in the upcoming Winter Session of the Federal Parliament.

On the occasion, the PM said that he was making utmost efforts to give a conclusion to the issue on the basis of national consensus but added that the Bill will be finalized even by going through the democratic processes if consensus was not forged. "This (Bill) will be finalized immediately after the beginning of the House session. It will be finalized through the process if consensus was not forged on the issues of the Bill."

Likewise, the PM shared that he held serious consultations with the leaders of ruling parties Nepali Congress (NC) and opposition CPN (UML) regarding the same issue some weeks ago.

"The victims want the speedy advancement of this process. The government too shares the same aspiration. There is no situation to remain in confusion and doubt. Continuous consultations were held in Singhadurbar and Baluwatar to forge national consensus. A sort of environment has been created," the PM elaborated about the positive environment being created within the country to conclude the transitional justice.

Similarly, the PM added that concluding the peace process was his priority during his current premiership and described that the victims and political parties have come to a point to finalize this issue through consensus. "This is a new achievement in itself," according to PM Prachanda.

Likewise, the PM said that Nepal's peace process is not only a national agenda adding that he shared about its final stage in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and the sideline meetings. "This is a unique one. This could be a model for the world. I have shared that the international community should not delay in institutionalizing this (Nepal's peace process)," the PM told the victims of the human rights violations present at the meeting.

In his statement, the PM reiterated that the transitional justice would be concluded in favour of the victims by considering the international practices and verdicts of the Supreme Court (SC).


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