Immediate TRC meeting sought

Kathmandu, April 20

Truth and Reconciliation Committee member Madhabi Bhatta today once again urged the TRC Secretariat to call an immediate meeting of the transitional body.

Writing a letter to the secretariat, she said the body’s meeting should be called by the senior-most member in absence of its Chairman Surya Kiran Gurung, who has not reported to work for the last two months.

Earlier, Bhatta had urged the TRC Secretariat to call its meeting twice in February and March — after a long-absence of Chairman Gurung.

In absence of the chairman, senior-most member can call a meeting, she said. She said that the investigation into more than 52,000 complaints lodged at the TRC by the conflict victims had been affected.

TRC Secretary Mani Ram Ojha has written a note to all TRC members seeking their view on calling the meeting in absence of Chairman Gurung.