Families of the disappeared victims warn of revolt if they are denied justice

Published On: August 31, 2021 11:06 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, August 31: Family members of the disappeared persons during the decade-old Maoist conflict have warned of the mass revolt if they were denied justice. 

In an interaction program organized by the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons on the occasion of International Day of Disappeared Victims 2021 in the capital on Monday, Savitri Dura, one of the victims, warned that there could be a revolt if they are denied justice for long. Dura said that various international agreements have given them rights to revolt if justice is delayed. 

Speaking in the event, another victim Khuma Subedi questioned if the government and the Commission were even working to provide justice to the victim’s family members.

Raju Nepali, another victim present in the event, argued that conducting programs in hotel rooms alone won’t provide them justice. “If we don’t get our rights, we are ready to take it forcefully. Instead of conducting programs in a hotel, the Commission should work to empower the victim’s family and provide them justice,” he said.

The victims alleged that the government had provided poor leadership and failed to listen to their plea for justice. 

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