KATHMANDU: Nepal is now closer to logically concluding its unique, nationally owned, and home-grown peace process, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Thursday said in his address to the general debate of the 78th Session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Nepal’s Prime Minister Dahal said that completing the remaining task of transitional justice is on top of his political agenda. "As the Prime Minister and a co-signatory of the Comprehensive Peace Accord, I have been making serious efforts to bridge the gaps and build consensus among the key stakeholders," Dahal said in his address under the theme “Rebuilding Trust and Reigniting Global Solidarity: Accelerating Action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) towards Peace, Prosperity, Progress, and Sustainability for All”.
He added that An Amendment Bill related to transitional justice has been tabled at the Federal Parliament to address the concerns of the victims, strike a right balance between peace, justice and reparation, and make the transitional justice process broadly owned by our society. "The proposed Bill evolved through a wider consultative process, takes a victim-centric approach and recognises reparation as victim’s right," according to the prime minister.
PM Dahal also stated that there will be no blanket amnesty for the serious violation of human rights adding that the ultimate objective is to establish an enduring peace in the country and foster harmony in society through peace, justice, and reconciliation.
Prime Minister Dahal also appealed to the international community for their goodwill and support to the conclusion of the final leg of Nepal's peace process and to duly recognise this rare example of successful conflict transformation.