The Accountability Watch Committee has demanded justice and reparation to the Badarmude carnage victims.
At least 38 persons were killed and over 70 others were injured when the then Maoist cadres ambushed a bus at Badarmude in Chitwan on June 6, 2005.
Issuing a press statement here Friday, Committee coordinator Charan Prasai recalled the gruesome incident and demanded due compensation to the victims and their families.
The government has formed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Nepal (TRC) and Commission for Investigation of Enforce Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) to investigate the cases on the disappeared persons during the armed conflict. The Commissions have been tasked to find the truth and to provide justice to the victims and their families.
Although new office-bearers have recently assumed office in these both commissions, works relating to transitional justice have not made significant progress in lack of amendment of related Act.
The Committee through the press statement has urged the concerned authority to forward the Act amendment process in compliance with Supreme Court’s verdict and in accordance with the recommendations of the UN, human rights organizations, National Human Rights Commission and suggestions of the human rights defenders.
The Committee also demanded with the government to reappoint new set of responsible, accountable and impartial office-bearers and victim-friendly office-bearers in the both commissions following the amendment of the Acts.
Source: National News Agency