Timely statute, lasting peace fitting tribute to GPK

KATHMANDU: Dozens of organisations today demanded timely promulgation of the constitution and a logical end to the peace process to fulfil the dream of veteran democratic leader Girija Prasad Koirala.

In condolence messages issued today, various political, rights, professional and non-government organisations expressed grief over Koirala’s death and sought promulgation of the constitution and promotion of human rights in the country.

The National Human Rights Commission said promulgation of the constitution and lasting peace would be the best way to pay tribute to Koirala.

Praising his role during his long political career, NHRC chairman Kedar Nath Upadhyaya said the Nepali Congress president played a significant role in upholding human rights and democracy in the country.

Rastriya Janashakti Party (RJP) chairman Surya Bahadur Thapa said there is now a need to fill the vacuum of a guardian after the demise of the towering leader.

The Rastriya Prajatantra Party said the people will always remember Koirala for the role he played in democracy and urged that his principles should be followed in the days to come.

Nepal Loktantrik Samajwadi Dal, Courier Service Association of

Nepal and the Tamsaling Nepal National Party said the demise of the veteran leader is an irreparable loss to the nation.

In separate press releases, Human Rights and Peace Society and Broadcasting Association of Nepal said the political parties and citizens will miss their “trusted guardian.”

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Schools’ Organisation Nepal expressed condolence on Koirala’s death and urged all political parties to follow his principles of peace,

reconciliation and coordination. “This will be an ultimate respect to Koirala,” it said.

Nepal Electrical Association, Human Rights Alliance, Nepal Teachers’ Association, Management Association of Nepal and Madheshi People’s Rights Forum Nepal also expressed sorrow over Koirala’s demise. They have urged all to continue with the culture of consensus politics in the country for lasting peace.

The Federal Democratic National Forum, Nepa Rastriya Party, Advertising Association of Nepal, National Federation of Disabled Nepal and Ganesh Man Singh Study Foundation also expressed grief over Koirala’s death. Saying that Koirala always fought for democratic principles and noble causes in the country, the organisations urged all to follow his footsteps.

Expressing grief on the death, several other organisations, including Him Rights, Federation of Contractors’ Association of Nepal, Nepal University Teachers’ Association, Human Rights Organisation of Nepal and Communist Party of Nepal and NGO Federation of Nepal said Koirala’s demise is an irreparable loss to the nation.