Deaths during Tarai protest: Probe panel gets full shapeThe government has given a full shape to the commission formed to investigate into excessive use of force and “extra judicial killing” during the Madhes movement.
The government has given a full shape to the commission formed to investigate into excessive use of force and “extra judicial killing” during the Madhes movement. Soon after the formation of the government, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal had announced the commission under former Supreme Court Justice Girish Chandra Lal as per the demand of the agitating Madhesi parties.
The commission has been assigned to submit an evidential report on the use of force both by the security force and the protesters. At 52 people, including 11 security personnel, were killed during protests in the Tarai plains, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha claim that more than 68 people died during the protest.
According to the Home Ministry, the members of the commission include Deputy Inspector General of Nepal Police Nawaraj Silwal, Ramchandra Jha of National Intelligence Department, Assistant Attorney General Surya Koirala, Sajan Lopchan and a joint secretary of the Home Ministry.
Formation of an independent panel to probe in alleged excessive use of force was one of the key non-political demands of the Madhes-based parties.
Morcha leaders have
welcomed the decision and suggested the government to fulfill other political demands, including withdrawal of charges against protesters.