Court Orders Interim Order to Halt Decision of Government on Combatants on Armed Conflict

  May 17, 2023 By: INSEC

The Supreme Court has issued a short-term interim order to halt the implementation of the government’s decision to distribute financial compensation, at the rate of two lakhs, to the combatants who did not meet the standards of UNMIN after the comprehensive peace agreement.

A single bench of Supreme Court Judge Kumar Regmi, issued the on May 16, 20203, against the government’s decision as a response to a writ petition filed by Gyanendraraj Aran with the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers as respondents. The bench of Judge Regmi called the petitioner and the government to a hearing regarding the interim order on May 22, 2023.

The government allocated one billion four million rupees for the peace process in the budget of the fiscal year 2022/23.

The meeting of the Council of Ministers held on March 20, 2023, had decided to distribute funds at the rate of Rs 2,00,000 each to the fighters who did not meet the standards of UNMIN.

According to the decision of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Home Affairs had prepared and issued the ‘Procedures for Providing Relief to Disqualified Combatants of Armed Conflict, 2023’.

Bimal Poudel