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Chairman Dahal wishes durable conclusion of peace process


KATHMANDU: Chairman of Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said Nepal should be able to show example to the world by concluding the remaining issues of the peace process as reconciliation, and investigation on the disappeared persons.
Also the former Prime Minister, NCP Chairman Dahal admitted that some issues relating to peace process were yet to be concluded. Cooperation was needed to accomplish it, he wished.
Releasing a book ‘Sarbaratna’ penned by Jitendra Rasik about the late human rights activist Padmaratna Tuladhar, Chairman Dahal shared that laws were being amended because the existing Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the Commission on Investigation of Enforced Disappeared Persons failed to work effectively.
He reminded that Damannath Dhungana and the late Tuladhar had played significant role of mediator for the peace process. Now, time has come for Dhungana and Charan Prasain to play similar valuable role. “I want to appeal to all to work for concluding the remaining issues of peace process with due respect to human rights, international standard and Nepal’s national need of truth and reconciliation, home-driven process, much complicated army integration and democratization,” the Chairman viewed.
The Chairman further appealed to Damannath Dhungana and Charan Prasain to contribute to make conclusion of Nepal’s peace process an exemplary. Conclusion of peace process is indeed a true tribute to the late Tuladhar, he stressed.
According to him, senior leaders including Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Madhav Kumar Nepal and the Home Minister discussed whether Tuladhar’s contribution was well recognized and honoured. All were serious to discussion in length about Tuladhar’s personality and role he played on language and identity, press freedom, human rights.
He commemorated Tuladhar as a versatile person. The honesty, simplicity, patriotic vision and democratic values were his essential features.
Moreover, the former PM shared that when he was living an underground life, Tuladhar used to urge for peace process. “I’ve taken him as a guardian,” he added.
On a different note, Chairman Dahal shared that the party had held discussion about the Baluwatar land scam.
On the occasion, human rights activist Damannath Dhungana reminded that Tuladhar had played an unforgettable role on country’s development and transformation. He urged the party leaders to materialize a minister’s verbal commitment to set up a trust in memory of the late Tuladhar.
Another rights activist Malla K Sundar said the book on Tuladhar had finely incorporated various events of Tuladhar’s life and his speeches as well.
Author Jitendra Rasik and women rights activist Stella Tamang also spoke about Tuladhar.

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