Nepal cabinet forms a committee to initiate talks with armed outfits of Terai

October 4th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, Oct 4 (ANI): The Nepal cabinet has decided to form a three-member team to initiate talks with armed outfits of Terai.
Nepalnews quoted Minister for Information and Communication Krishna Bahadur Mahara as saying that the government team will be led by Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Janardan Sharma Prabhakar and will include two other members - Minister for Local Development Ram Chandra Jha and Minister for Education Renu Yadav.
The government has invited the armed outfits to agree for talks to end their grievances.
The fresh government decision has come amid news reports that over a dozen armed outfits had met recently in Bihar and decided to work jointly. Some of them had even announced ceasefire during the festival season.
The government has also decided to release 372 prisoners from among those who had completed 50 percent of their sentence and those who are over 70 years of age.
The cabinet also instructed Home and Law Ministries to withdraw cases against prisoners of political conscience. (ANI)

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