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Ruling NCP and main opposition Nepali Congress agree to complete transitional justice activities

Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Photo: trc.gov.np

KATHMANDU: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and major opposition Nepali Congress have agreed to complete the remaining tasks of the transitional justice by giving full shape to the Commission on the Investigation of Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP), and Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).
At the two-party meeting called by the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at his residence, Baluwatar, on Wednesday, the ruling and the opposition parties were univocal on completing the remaining tasks of the peace process, said NCP Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha.
Similarly, consensus would be forged on the bill on TRC and CIEDP as per the Supreme Court verdict. Various aspects of the bill, which is currently in the parliament committee, were discussed in the meeting, he said, adding that the leaders were for forwarding the bills to conclude transitional justice activities.
The committee formed for the recommendation of the persons for CIEDP and TRC appointments would be requested to make recommendation immediately, he added.
The Cabinet would take decision once the committee recommended the names. The recommendation committee was formed under coordination of former Chief Justice of Supreme Court, Om Prakash Mishra.
Similarly, Nepali Congress leader Ramesh Lekhak said that consensus was been forged to bring the bill soon in order to conclude the remaining works of transitional justice.
He said, “Understanding was reached to table the bills in the parliament as soon as possible by holding discussion regarding the bill. Discussion will be held with bodies concerned and others in all seven States about the bill before tabling it in the Parliament.”
The CIEDP and TRC would get full shape only after Cabinet meeting takes decision, added Lekhak. The posts of office-bearers at both CIEDP and TRC have been lying vacant since April.

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