Govt has failed on law, order front, say MPs

Kathmandu, July 22:

Former ministers and parliamentarians today said that the government was not being able to maintain rule of law in the country and that anarchy prevailed everywhere.

Condemning the attack on Press, vice president of Nepali Congress (Democratic) and former minister Gopal Man Shrestha, said that there is no rule of law in the country. “Judges, journalists and bureaucrats are working with fear,” Shrestha said, while addressing an interaction on rule of law, human rights and sustainable peace, organised by the Nepal Human Rights Organisation.

He also expressed his concern over the obstruction created in distribution of The Himalayan Times and Annapurna Post dailies.

“Why is the government not working strictly to maintain law and order?” he questioned.

The Maoists are flouting the peace accord by carrying weapons outside their cantonments, he said adding that conspiracy is being hatched to foiled the election to constituent assembly.

MP Nava Raj Subedi of Jana Morcha Nepal said that the state has been promoting impunity by not taking actions against culprits.

He also asked why the state was not implementing the Rayamajhi Commission report. “At a time when an MP like me have not seen the Rayamajhi Commission report, how can we be assured that actions will be taken against those implicated?” he questioned.

Former minister and MP Hridayesh Tripathi said that the state was adopting double standard attitude.

“Why have the state not declared the people killed during the Madhes agitation as martyrs?” he asked.

“Some extremist parties and those parties in the eight party alliance, who do not believe in democracy, are acting against the CA polls,” he added.

Politician Manamohan Bhattarai said that the state was not working to maintain rule of law.