TRC Act in spirit of CPA: Nepali Army

Kathmandu, December 9

The Nepali Army today expressed the belief that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappeared Persons would give justice to victims of the armed conflict in accordance to the spirit of the provisions of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

The CPA which was instrumental in mainstreaming the Maoists was signed between the then government and the Maoist rebels in November 2006.

Chief of Army Staff General Rajendra Chhetri hoped so while addressing the rank and file of the NA on the eve of International Human Rights Day, which falls on December 10.

“As per the Interim Constitution 2007 and the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, the TRC and CIEDP have already been set up and started its work” the CoAS quoted as saying in his address, in a statement issued by the DPR of Nepali Army.

“Nepali Army hopes that these Commissions would dispense justice based on the provisions of the CPA and wisdom and spirit of peace.”

General Chhetri also reiterated that the Nepali Army was committed to protecting human rights while discharging its duties for the protection of the people and the nation.