Dhangadhi, June 25 :

Member of Parliament and general secretary of Jana Morcha Nepal, Nawaraj Subedi, today said there should be a peace agreement between the government and the Maoists.

He expressed such view at a press conference organised in Dhangadhi today.

Subedi said, the 12-point agreement between the seven-party alliance and the Maoists on November 22 gave direction to the Jana Andolan, while the eight-point agreement on June 16 has treaded on the path led by the Jana Andolan and now the Maoists and government should make a peace agreement, expressing their commitment not to raise arms.

A peace agreement between the government and the Maoists would assure the general public about disengagement of arms, he said.

Stating that the issue of disengagement of arms of Nepal Army and the Peoples’ Liberation Army should be settled before the election to a constituent assembly, Subedi said, there was no need of supervision of UN or other foreign bodies for arms management.

Foreign supervision is needed in a failed state and Nepal has not yet been declared a failed state; so there is no need of foreign supervision here, Subedi said.

He was of the view that the said, the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) should be restructured and the NHRC should be given the responsibility of supervising disengagement of arms by both armies.