Plea to Maoists

KATHMANDU: A rights body has urged the CPN-Maoist to dissolve Kangaroo courts at the earliest. Criticising the Maoists for taking six persons to their labour camp after a decision of the “people’s court” in Bhojpur district, Him Rights said on Friday that the incident proved that the Maoists have violated the Comprehensive Peace Accord signed with the government. “Existence of such a parallel mechanism is against the rule of law,” it stated. “Such behaviour of the Maoists will create confusion at a time when they are poised to head a new government.” — HNS

Students’ protest

MADHYAPUR THIMI: A team of students led by vice-president of the Nepal Students’ Union, Bhupendra Jung Shahi, staged a demonstration at the office of Janak Education Materials Centre (JEMC) on Friday. The students’ group resorted to protest against delay on the part of the JEMC in supplying textbooks of schools. After the demonstration, the NSU team met managing director of the centre Ram Prasad Sharma ‘Pradip’ and demanded that JEMC make books available to the students on time. — RSS

Elusive peace

KATHMANDU: Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Ram Chandra Poudel noted that Nepali people have not felt peace even after the establishment of a republic. Releasing a book titled Aitihasik Sambidhansabha-2064 BS, published by the Institutionalised Integrated Research Centre Nepal (IIRCN), he flayed the CPN-Maoist for failing to return seized land to rightful owners and facilitate the return of the displaced to their homes. — RSS