Nepal: Terai- Madhesh unrest probe committee submits report

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Kathmandu [Nepal], December 15 (ANI): The high level probe commission on the Terai- Madhesh unrest led by former justice of Nepal’s Supreme Court has submitted its 709 paged report to the Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday.

The probe committee was formed last year to investigate over the incidents of killing, violence, destruction of properties, and arson at the time of Madhesh agitation in the country.

The tenure of the high commission was extended by three times after it faced difficulties over starting the probe and the submission of Friday meets with the last day of its third extension.

“Receiving the report from the probe committee formed under the conjunction of Supreme Court’s former justice Girish Chandra Lal by the government to investigate and ratify the truth over the claims of incidents of violence, killing, arson and other incidents during the movements carried out by various political parties,” Prime Minister Deuba said in a tweet.

The commission had prepared the report after studying over 1326 complaints received from various communication channels and additional 1938 complaints from the Madhesh based parties.

Prime Minister Deuba assured the commission members to take necessary steps for the implementation of the recommendations and suggestions which the probe committee has made, one of the member informed.

The restive Southern Plains of Nepal witnessed bloodshed and wide spread protest with reports of human rights abuse and destruction of the properties worth million of rupees after the promulgation of the constitution in the year of 2015.

The Tikapur incident which became the center of the attention and the bloodiest place with the massacre of 7 police personnel including Nepal Police Senior Superintendent of Police Laxman Neupane, Seti Zonal Police Office, Dhangadhi and a two year old boy.

The clash between the security forces with the Tharuhat and the United Democratic Madhesi Front on August, 2015 resulted in widespread violence increasing the death toll in the movement.

The minority Madhesis have been demanding that the government amend the Constitution to address their grievances over citizenship and boundaries of proposed provinces.

Political parties are still haggling over creating federal states under a new constitution prepared last year, with the Madhesi ethnic minority demanding an autonomous state in the southern plains bordering India.

Madhesis are ethnically, culturally and linguistically closer to people living in neighbouring India than to Nepalis living in the mountains. (ANI)

 

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