Saturday, November 25, 2006

Existing laws sufficient to take action against King: Aryal

Co-coordinator of the Interim Constitution Drafting Committee, Laxman Prasad Aryal has said that all the accused persons in the high levelprobe commission's report, including the King are liable for prosecution even under the existing laws.Speaking at a workshop in the capital Friday, former Supreme Court Justice Aryal, who was also one of the drafter of the 1990 constitution drafting commission, said that the constitution does not give the right to exclude anyone who has issued orders to shoot and anyone who carried out such orders.

Also speaking at the same program, Speaker Subash Nemwang advised political parties not waste their time in unnecessary controversies till the constituent assembly elections.

He was obviously referring to CPN-UML General Secretary's allegation that the Prime Minister was interfering in the works of his party's ministers.

The high level commission formed to probe the atrocities committed to suppress the April movement of the country recommended action against 202 people including then chairman of the royal government King Gyanendra for suppressing the April movement of the country.

There is debate on whether existing laws are sufficient for taking action against King or not.

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