KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Deputy Prime Minister and Nepali Congress General Secretary Prakashman Singh has said that the new constitution should be promulgated in time based on consensus among the political parties.
Inaugurating the 11th general convention of Nepal Student´s Union Kathmandu District Committee here Saturday, Singh said that new constitution should be promulgated in time based on political consensus to safeguard the achievements of the people´s struggles.
KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said that House obstruction will not give a way out for current situation as this was the time for expediting the constitution writing tasks by forging consensus.
The House obstruction will hinder the constitution writing process, the PM told the Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS) Chairman Kulchandra Wagle and reporters today at the PM´s official residence in Baluwatar.
KATHMANDU, Aug 29: International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has renewed its call on the Nepali authorities to provide justice to hundreds of victims of enforced disappearances during the decade-long armed conflict in Nepal.
Issuing a statement on the eve of the annual International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the ICJ alleged that members of both the state security forces and the Maoist insurgents engaged in widespread human rights abuses, many of which constitute crimes under international law. “It has been eight years since the end of the armed conflict, but even now the fate and whereabouts of more than a thousand possible victims of enforced disappearance are unknown and perpetrators have still not been brought to justice,” the statement quoted ICJ’s Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Sam Zarifi as saying.
KATHMANDU, Aug 29 : As the deadline given for the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC) of the Constituent Assembly (CA) to settle all disputed issues in the contents of new constitution is expiring on September 6, it has become almost certain that the committee is missing the crucial timeline of the statute drafting.
Settling all the disputes in the next one week seems practically unattainable as key leaders from major political parties have still not focused their negotiations on major thorny issues mainly related to state restructuring and the system of governance.