PM pledges to find whereabouts disappeared during insurgency
Receiving a memorandum submitted by the Society for Fighters Disappeared by the State at the UCPN-Maoist Headquarters, Parisdanda, today, Prime Minister Bhattarai said that law, which is going to be made to carry out search for the disabled, could not be made because of the Nepali Congress and CPN-UML.
He said that the government is serious on the issue as it would add more pain to the family members after condition of the disappeared people could not be made public.
According to Secretary of the Society, Puja Khanal, the Society submitted the memo to the Prime Minister saying the condition of the disappeared was not made public while piling pressure to the government frequently to make public the situation of those who were disappeared by the state.
Khanal, who is also a former lawmaker, said that the memo was submitted in the presence of top leaders including Chairman of the UCPN-Maoist, Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
Stating that the government is going to promote the then Battalion Chief of Bhairabnath Battalion, Raju Basnet, who had roles in making their relatives disappear, she warned that it would not be good if the government does so.
In response, Prime Minister Dr. Bhattarai, said that the government would not promote those, who made people to disappear, and added that the government is not in favour of impunity.
The memo also demanded that commission and bill related to making public the disappeared should be formed and drafted immediately.
Similarly, the Society demanded that the government provide sufficient scholarships to children of the disappeared and martyrs and remove the age limit and number.
Likewise, the memo also demanded that arrangement of identity cards to the family of the disappeared people be made. RSS