Need for a closure
across Nepal await justice. The new government should not disappoint them.
After the election of the second Constituent Assembly and the appointment of a new prime minister, Nepal is on its way to formulate the country’s new constitution. The Nepali nation has suffered autocratic rule for years and made many sacrifices to introduce democracy in the country. In the decade-long civil war, more than 15000 people were killed and an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 people were internally displaced.
Now that the violent phase is over and some stability has emerged, it is time to hold those people accountable who were responsible for the bloodshed. It is estimated that 10,500 civilians and 3,000 Maoists were killed by the government. The time is ripe for the formation of a new Truth and Reconciliation Commission to bring this sordid saga to its logical end. It is hoped that Prime Minister Sushil Koirala will focus his attention on this issue. Hundreds of families