Works of TRC and CIED affected in absence of regulations

Kathmandu, Jan 8: Already 11 months of their formation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission to Investigate Enforced Disappearances (CIED) are yet to deliver full-fledged works in the absence of their regulations.

Although the regulations submitted to the Cabinet for approval earlier, it is yet to be approved due to differences among various political parties.

However, concerned authorities at the meeting of Social Justice and Human Rights Committee under Legislature-Parliament today, said that the commissions are waiting for the approval of the regulations to discharge their tasks.

Speaking at the meeting, CIED Chairman Lokendra Mallik said that they are waiting for the regulations to approve and laws to take action against the guilty of crimes committed during Maoist decade-long insurgency after completing necessary internal works.

Likewise, saying that they suggested the government to approve the regulations five months ago after holding necessary discussions on the matter, TRC Chairman Surya Kiran Gurung said that he hopes the regulations would be approved soon.

In response, admitting to the failure of the ministry to do needful in this regard, secretary at the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction Ishwori Prasad Poudel said that the ministry was in favour of the regulations to be approved by the Cabinet soon.

Although the exact number of those killed during the insurgency is yet to come by, data with the ministry put the figure at 17,886 and out of which kin of 14411 were already provided with relief.