Friday, April 20, 2007

Maoist victims move SC

A group of Maoist victims today filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court seeking its order to government authorities and leaders of eight parliamentary parties to rehabilitate and compensate them.They have also sought a commission to find out the facts of those missing during the conflict.The petitioners, including chairman of the Maoist Victims’ National Movement Committee, Bhojraj Timalseina, made the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet, top leaders of the eight political parties and the Parliament the defendants. They claimed that at least 60,000 people have become internal refugees due to Maoist threats and at least 6,000 were killed in the conflict. They also said that the Maoists are yet to return property they have seized from at least 40,000 people.“Such Maoists activities violate several fundamental rights guaranteedby the Interim Constitution of Nepal 2007. The apex court should intervene in the matter,” the petition stated.

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