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Blanket amnesty 'will influence peace process'



KATHMANDU: The Nepal Congress (NC) lawmakers objected to the Dr. Baburam Bhattarai led government’s plan of granting amnesty to the Maoists leaders and others who were convicted of serious crimes during the decade-long conflict and Madhes movement, in the Legislature-Parliament on Wednesday. The NC condemnation comes in the wake of Attorney General Mukti Pradhan's statement.

The new attorney on Tuesday had hinted that the government will withdraw all the politically-motivated cases filed against leaders and cadres of UCPN-Maoist during the armed insurgency.

On the other hand, Prime Minister Dr. Bhattarai has been reiterating that the incumbent government will not grant any kind of amnesty to criminals. He has been claiming that Truth and Reconciliation Commission would look into the criminal cases.

In the House today, General Secretary of Nepali Congress Prakash Man Singh objected to the government intent saying the case withdrawal will influence the entire peace process.

Even the UN officials and Human Right activists have been disparaging the four-point deal made by the Maoist party and the United Democratic Madhesi Front to withdraw all the wartime criminal cases.

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