There is no clause for blanket amnesty: Minister Acharya

Minister of Law, Justice, Constituent Assembly and Peace Reconstruction Narahari Acharya expressed the hope that new constitution will be promulgated by January 2015 as the commitment made by political parties during the formation of the government a

Nov. 22, 2014, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 08 No. -11 November. 21- 2014 (Mansir 5, 2071)

Minister of Law, Justice, Constituent Assembly and Peace Reconstruction Narahari Acharya expressed the hope that new constitution will be promulgated by January 2015 as the commitment made by political parties during the formation of the government a year ago.

“After meeting with UCPN-Maoist leader Prachanda today, I am very much optimistic that opposition and ruling party will come out with a consensus document,” said minister Acharya interacting with media person in his residence.

Answering the queries on the formation of Truth Reconciliation and Disappearance Commission, minister Acharya said that the process of recommendation of name for the commission is in the final stage of formation. “The committee chaired by former chief justice has already started the process and the court has also cleared the way for recommendation,” said minister Acharya. “Our Truth and Reconciliation and Disappearance Act is as par with the international standard,” said minister Acharya.  “In recent meeting with Nepal’s development partners, I have already made clear that there is no provision for blanket amnesty in the act.”

He said the act was prepared taking the directives of Supreme Court, concerned expressed by International Community, right based organization and Comprehensive Peace Agreement. “ If we punish all, where is the question of reconciliation. “Every country has its own system and process. “

He stressed the need to have flexibility in the negotiations. “We are ready to negotiate with opposition parties with much flexibility in forms of governance, election process and provinces,” said Minister Acharya.  

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