Thursday, October 26, 2006

106 complaints at monitoring panel

National Monitoring Committee to look after breach of ceasefire code of conduct has said that it received 106 complaints about violation of code of conduct in the period of Dasain and Tihar.
Among them 35 complaints tell about kidnappings and 11 complain about extortions. Spokesperson of the Committee Dr. Ravi Sharma Aryal said other complaints explain about lootings, establishing camps, threatening and killings. The Committee was formed according to twelve point and eight point agreements and 25 point code of conducts reached between Nepal Government and CPN (Maoist).
Both the parties have expressed commitment to be abided by the 25 point code of conducts. The Committee, formed on 12 Jeth this year, received 1400 complaints till Asoj 31 and found 834 incidents breaching the code of conducts. Stating that incidents of controlling people's property by Maoists had not received due priority, spokesperson Aryal said a Maoist Leader had assured the Committee to consider the complaints. He informed that complaints from Tarai are registered in greater number in comparison to hilly regions and few complaints were registered in Kathmandu.
Committee opened its office for two hours each day on the public holidays of Dasain and Tihar to register complaints.

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