Asks why government is silent on massacre of people in Myanmar


Nepali Congress lawmaker Rajendra Kumar KC and Janata Samajbadi Party-Nepal lawmaker Laxman Lal Karna condemned the military coup in Myanmar and the brutal killing of civilians by the military rulers.

Speaking during zero hour of the House of Representatives today, Karna said the Parliament and the Government of Nepal needed to speak up against the murder of democracy and peaceful protesters.

He said that in less than a month, the military rulers of Myanmar had killed around 800 civilians and the Parliament and the Government of Nepal needed to raise this human rights issue. He said the security forces of Nepal had also killed 105 Madhesi protesters during the sixmonth-long Madhes movement.

KC said military rulers of Myanmar were massacring civilians and global opinion should be mobilised against this. He said the global community should mount pressure on the rulers of Myanmar to restore democracy and the democratically elected Parliament in the East Asian country.

Nepali Congress lawmaker Dilendra Prasad Badu wondered why Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was not attending any HoR meeting.

He said the government must clarify whether the PM was not attending HoR meeting because of security threat of which he had spoken a few weeks ago, or due to a question of morality. Opposition parties have demanded that the PM resign on moral grounds as his decision to dissolve the HoR was nullified by the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court and the HoR was reinstated.

Badu said that the government must give answers to the House if the government faced a real threat or the PM exaggerated his statement.

A version of this article appears in the print on April 1, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.