KATHMANDU: The right defenders and conflict victims have objected to the agreement between the UCPN-Maoist and the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) to withdraw the cases of the human rights violation that took place during the insurgency and give the culprits general amnesty.
At a program organized here today to mark the International Day on Enforced Disappearance, the families of the disappeared persons and the right defenders protested the agreement on condoning the criminals.
In the run up to the formation of the government, the Maoist party and the Madhesi Front inked the deal on Sunday that the legal cases filed relating to the Maoist movement, Madhes movement, and the movements of the Tharuhat and other backward classes would be revoked and process on general amnesty initiated.
On the occasion, INSEC Chairman Subodh Raj Pyakurel, Chairperson of Advocacy Forum, Mandira Sharma and Chairman of the National Network of the Families of the Disappeared Persons, Ram Kumar Bhandari raised concerns over the rising impunity in the country and urged the government to be serious towards citizens' rights.
The State and the political parties need to be responsible towards civic issues, they added.