Nepal extends tenure of commission probing conflict abuses

KATHMANDU, (AP): The commission investigating deaths and abuses during Nepal’s communist insurgency received a one-year extension Thursday after being unable to finish its work on thousands of claims and complaints collected from victims and their families.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission received 58,052 claims and complaints since it was formed in 2015, and its tenure was to have ended this week.

More than 17,000 people are believed to have been killed in a decade of fighting between communist rebels and government troops before a U.N.-brokered peace deal ended the conflict in 2006.

It took years for the government to set up the commission, and even longer to establish the laws and regulations for it to function.

The government said in a statement that the decision to extend the commission’s tenure was made at a Cabinet meeting Thursday.

The commission has so far only been able to collect the complaints, but it will likely take years to investigate the claims.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Your Responses

Get the latest posts sent to your inbox

[+] More Options



app_st Integration through media under Nepal 24 Hours Inc, is a dedicated online news service delivering and Staffed 24 hours, seven days a week by a dedicated staff at its head office in 11843 Ashworth St, Artesia, CA 90701, USA, its bureau office in Kathmandu, Nepal and in bureau offices elsewhere brings the latest and up to date news service.The online news service is being presently served by 15 news professionals and local correspondent around the globe. The online news services equipped with latest media technologies and features the latest multimedia technologies, from live video streaming to audio packages to searchable archives of news features and background information. The site is updated continuously throughout day and night from the USA and Nepal equally.

Copyright © 2010 - 2017, Nepal24hours, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




An unknown error appeared during subscription

An unknown error appeared during subscription