KATHMANDU, Nov 1: The Department of Immigration’s decision to bar former Maoist child solider Lenin Bista from travelling abroad was unlawful, the Supreme Court has ruled. Responding to a writ petition filed by Bista, a division bench of SC Justice Ananda Mohan Bhattarai and Kumar Regmi on Thursday said that the authorities concerned had breached laws and violated Bista’s fundamental rights by prohibiting him from travelling to Thailand.
KATHMANDU, May 26: Former Maoist child solider Lenin Bista wants the Government of Nepal to address the youth combatants' demand through social and economic packages based on the principle of social justice.
KATHMANDU, April 12: Lenin Bista, a former child soldier during the decade long Maoist insurgency has sought “fair treatment of former child-combatants who lost their youth to conflict.” He added that the decision of the government and UNMIN had “deprived (them) of (their) right to live with respect and dignity.”
KATHMANDU, March 29: Former Maoist child soldier Lenin Bista, whom the government had earlier barred from attending a workshop in Bangkok, has now reached The Netherlands to internationalize the issues of former child soldiers.
KATHMANDU, Oct 5: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa in a written reply to the Supreme Court on Thursday has defended the government move to bar former Maoist child soldier Lenin Bista from visiting Thailand on August 24.
KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers has sent a letter to the home ministry, seeking a written reply within 24 hours why Lenin Bista, a former child militant, was barred from flying to Thailand to attend a seminar.
KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Legal experts, activists and civil society leaders say that the current government of KP Oli is increasingly showing tendencies of an authoritarian and totalitarian state. Senior advocate Dinesh Tripathi said that the government's decision to bar former Maoist child soldier Lenin Bista from traveling to Thailand to attend a conference is deeply troubling. He further said this is a gross abuse of power invested in the government by the people.