Memorandum Submitted To The Chief Minister On The Day Against Enforced Disappearance
Marking the International Day Against Enforced Disappearance, family members of missing people in Dhanusha met Chief Minister of Province 2 Lal Babu Raut on August 30 and handed over a seven-points memorandum.
Every year on August 30, the world celebrates the International Day Against Forced Disappearance remembering the Disappeared Citizens.
Anju Devi Dutta handed over a letter to Chief Minister Raut on behalf of the families of the persons who were forcibly disappeared and Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC), Province 2 Office, Advocacy Forum, Third Alliance and WOREC Nepal.
The provincial government has been called upon to enact necessary laws to address the gaps in the national law regarding impartial investigation and punishment of the perpetrators of serious violations of human rights and humanitarian law including enforced disappearances, torture, rape, crimes against humanity, war crimes in the past.
The memorandum calls for immediate amendments to transitional justice laws to ensure that those responsible for serious human rights violations do not receive any form of amnesty (factual and legal) and to ensure the independence and credibility of transitional justice commissions and international human rights standards.
Receiving the letter, Chief Minister Lal Babu Raut said that the situation of Nepalese who went missing during the 10-year long conflict by the state’s side and the then rebel side has not been made public so far and the provincial government is concerned about it.
Meanwhile, District Youth Network Dhanusha, INSEC Province 2 Office, Advocacy Forum, Third Alliance and WOREC Nepal have jointly organized a tree planting program at Barhabigaha in Janakpurdham in memory of the disappeared in connection with the International Day of Disappeared.
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