America’s removal of Nepal’s ruling Maoist party from the list of global terrorist groups not only recognises the party’s transformation from a “violent” political outfit to a political party committed to democratic norms, but also signals renewed US interest in Nepal.
Failure to provide justice will significantly undermine the capacity of the state to uphold the rule of law and undermine the foundations of the new institutions that are being instituted.
Chairperson: Maj Gen Ashok K Mehta (Retd)
Disscussants: Professor Sangeeta Thapliyal, Mr Bishnu Prasad Lamsal and Dr Rajiv Ranjan Chaturvedy
Genuine negotiation efforts, timely discussions, and broader participation of groups asserting rights based on identity are necessary to help break the impasse in Nepali politics on the issue of federalism.