RJPN lawmakers call for making Lal commission report public

Girish Chandra Lal commission report, RJPN

KATHMANDU, May 22: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) lawmakers have called on the government to release the report prepared by the investigation commission coordinated by Supreme Court former judge Girish Chandra Lal.

The government had formed the commission to investigate the incidents that took place in course of the Madhesh movement in 2015.

Speaking at the outset of the meeting of the House of Representatives today, asking for time from Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, RJPN lawmaker Pramod Saha drew the government’s attention towards the non-implementation of the provision in the constitution which states that the distribution of citizenship cards to the citizens would not be stopped.

Nepali Congress’ Pushpa Bhusal demanded that the bill on proposed media council should be brought based on the principles and values of the constitution and international human rights instruments.

She said the bill in its current form was not acceptable to the main opposition party as it was against the democratic values.

Bhusal, who is also the whip of the NC parliamentary party, expressed fear that the proposed bill will restrict the press freedom and the freedom of expression.

Meanwhile, MPs speaking in the ‘zero hour’ of the meeting of the lower house of parliament today called the attention of government through the parliament on several contemporary issues.

The issues raised in this connection were making the Bhairahawa customs office further systematic, the need of giving priority to minimizing violence against women and children, carrying out impartial investigations into the death of a girl at the Sahid Gangalal Heart Center in course of treatment, finding out the culprits behind the murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur, arresting the burgeoning corruption, managing the property in the name of former King Birendra and his family, paying attention to road safety and construction of overhead bridges in busy crossroads in the capital, among others.

Those expressing their views in the zero hour were Bharat Kumar Shah, Mahendra Kumari Limbu, Mahesh Basnet, MeenaBishwakarma, Meena Subba and Yasoda Gurung. RSS