Prime Minister Prachanda in trouble, Writ registered in the Supreme Court

A writ seeking the arrest of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” has been registered in the Supreme Court.

The writ was registered soon after the Maoist leaders warned of countering activities against the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) and the political change in the country.

The petition of 24 victims of 10-year-long armed conflict including advocate Gyanendra Aran and Kalyan Budhathoki was registered in the top court of the country on Tuesday.

They filed writ petitions seeking trial against Prachanda for alleged murder committed by him based on an admission the latter made publicly.

In a public speech on January 15, 2020, Prachanda had said he would take the responsibility of killing 5,000 people out of the total 17,000 deaths that occurred during the decade-long insurgency in Nepal when he was the supreme commander and chairman of the Maoist party.

On Friday, the Supreme Court ordered its administration to register writ petitions against ‘Prachanda’ for claiming responsibility for 5,000 deaths during the insurgency.

Ruling CPN (Maoist Centre) on Sunday objected to the Supreme Court’s order to its administration to register writ petitions against Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda.

According to the same order, a writ was registered in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

It is estimated that around 17,000 people lost their lives during the decade-long insurgency. Prachanda waged the armed conflict for a decade in the name of ‘People’s War’.

The rebellion that started on February 13, 1996 officially came to an end after a Comprehensive Peace Agreement was reached with then government on November 21, 2006.


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