Kathmandu, April 28

UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has sought support of the United Nations to resolve outstanding rights violation cases of the decade-long Maoist insurgency.

Dahal sought the global body’s help when Subinay Nandy, director, Asia and the Pacific Division, Department of Political Affairs at the UN called on him at his residence in Lazimpat this morning.

The UN official had sought to know what role the UN would play in finalising the pending issues of Nepal’s peace process.

In response, Dahal said Nepal might need help of the international community, including the UN, in finalising the outstanding issues of the peace process through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP), according to a statement released by Dahal’s secretariat.

Earlier, the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights had said it would lend no support to the TRC and the CIEDP as these bodies lacked international standards and also contradicted the provision in Nepal’s own constitution and ruling of the Supreme Court.

It is learnt that Dahal also said that since the UN had been supportive from the very outset of Nepal’s peace process, its support in resolving the pending issues would be crucial.