Civil Society Demands whereabouts of Disappeared People
Candle Light vigil program was organized at Baneshwor, Kathmandu on August 30 in memory of disappeared people during the conflict era and to mark 34th International Disappearance Day.
The day was marked with a motto of “ Peace without fact and justice and reconciliation without accountability is not acceptable”. The vigil light program was participated by various organizations and candle light was lighted in memory of more than 1350 people who were disappeared during the conflict era.
The program was jointly organized by INSEC, Civil Voice, Advocacy Forum, Amnesty International, AWC, Conflict Victim Society, HURON etc.
These organizations have been demanding to publicize the whereabouts of the disappeared people during the decade long armed conflict and proper compensation.
Addressing the program, INSEC chairperson Subodh Raj Pyakurel demanded to publicize the whereabouts of the disappeared people. He further demanded to deliver justice to the victim.
Human Rights activists Charan Prasai said that enforcedly disappearing people is crime against humanity.
Speaking at the program chairperson Lokendra Mallik of CIEDP said that 3093 complaints have been lodged at commission of which 11 complaints were repeatedly lodged and 228 complaints were not related to the conflict era.
During armed conflict more than 1350 people were disappeared according to Red-cross. INSEC has documented that 932 people were enforcedly disappeared during the armed conflict or whish 824 were from the state party and 108 from the them Maoist combatant.
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