KATHMANDU: The CPN (Maoist Centre) has stated that the Truth and Disappearance Investigation Commission is investigating incidents that occurred during the ten-year people’s war and has requested that no decision be made that would affect matters under the commission’s jurisdiction.
Dev Prasad Gurung, General Secretary of the Maoist Centre, stated in a press release today that when reactionary elements are strengthened, political forces and parties in favor of progressive change must unite.
The statement also criticized the Supreme Court’s order to file a writ over a statement made by party Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ a few years ago.
‘Gyanendraraj Aran’s writ petition filed against CPN (Maoist Centre) Chair Dahal was rejected by the registrar of the Supreme Court and the writ was registered on March 3’ according to the statement.
The statement also states that the Maoist center opposes any activity that is opposed to the Constituent Assembly’s Constitution of Nepal and the accomplishments of federalism, secularism, inclusiveness, proportional representation, and the basic structures of a democratic republic.
In the statement, it is said, ‘Chair Dahal, enjoying the freedom of speech provided by the constitution, explained and argued in an exaggerated manner the views expressed in a public event, and the writ petition was filed with a prejudiced feeling that those expressions should be made the subject of action. We want to notify the appropriate authorities.’
Noting that actions and activities that violate transitional justice values and norms will pose a serious challenge to the country’s peace process, the Maoist Center has urged all parties involved to institutionalize more political achievements with economic prosperity.