| November 28, 2020

Gurung rules out amnesty for serious human rights violators

SINDHULI, June 5: Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Chairman, Surya Kiran Gurung, reiterated that those involved in serious human rights violation during the armed insurgency would not get amnesty.

Gurung spoke to journalists while visiting Sindhulimadhi to take stock of the Commission's investigation in the district. 

He warned that the more we keep with us the wound received during the conflict era the more dangerous it will become. 

The TRC Chairman added further that the socio-economic revolution envisaged by Nepal's political parties would be possible only through a correct remedy for the festering wounds. 

Even if the perpetrators of serious human rights violation did find amnesty under political pressure, Gurung said, the person in question will not be liberated from the scrutiny of the international law and eventually face the fate of Colonel Kumar Lama. 

Nepal's peace process will not come to a successful conclusion if the government does not implement the Commission's report, Gurung argued. 

The Commission has carried out an impartial study into the armed-conflict era incidents in Doramba of Ramechap, Bandarmude of Chitwan and Kapilvastu among other places, Gurung shared, adding that those guilty of such incidents cannot be allowed impunity under any circumstances. He said recommendation would be sent to the government for legal action. RSS