Deuba says he will take moral responsibility of wartime crimes of his premiership

SALYAN: Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba has said he was ready to take moral responsibility of the human rights violations carried out during his premiership in the insurgency period.

Rebel turned ruling party UCPN (Maoist) has been alleging the Deuba government of carrying out serious human rights violations and killing a large number of innocent people and party cadres.

Some days ago, UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Vice-chairman Dr Baburam Bhattarai had said that the NC and UML leaders should take responsibility of the wartime crimes and human rights violation after the opposition parties launched anti-government agitation from Dailekh where journalist Dekendra Raj Thapa was murdered by the former rebels.

Speaking at a press meet in Salyan today, Deuba said the UCPN (Maoist) is the main obstacle to the political consensus and this was proven by Prachanda’s threat to tear all the agreements signed after the comprehensive peace accord.