Agreement between the Government Talks Team comprising the Seven political Parties and Sanghiya Ganatantrik Rastriya Morcha, Nepal

Country/entity
Nepal
Region
Asia and Pacific
Agreement name
Agreement between the Government Talks Team comprising the Seven political Parties and Sanghiya Ganatantrik Rastriya Morcha, Nepal
Date
02/03/2008
Agreement status
Multiparty signed/agreed
Agreement/conflict level
Intrastate/intrastate conflict (Nepalese Insurgency (1996 - 2006)
Inspired by the Maoist insurgency in Peru in the early 1990s, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) – CPN(M) – declared war on the Nepalese government in February 1996. A key demand was the transformation of Nepal from a monarchy into a ‘People’s Republic’. Following a pronounced Maoist military strategy, the CPN(M) focused their insurgency on the rural areas. They gained significantly in strength and it took heavy international military support to stabilize the Nepalese government in 2002. After public protests escalated in Kathmandu in 2004, the Nepalese King Gyanendra took authoritarian control over the government. In the cities, a strong popular movement for democracy emerged, forcing the government into fast progressing peace negations in 2006 that concluded with the signing of a Comprehensive Peace Accord on 21 November 2006.
Nepalese Insurgency (1996 - 2006) )
Stage
Framework/substantive - partial (Multiple issues)
Conflict nature
Government
Peace process
88: Nepal peace process
Parties
On behalf of Sanghiya Ganatantrik Rastriya Morcha, Nepal
Sd.
(Mr D.K. Buddhist)
Chairperson,
Sanghiya Ganatantrik Rastriya Morcha, Nepal

Sd.
(Mr Kumar Lingden ‘Mirak’)
Chairperson,
Sanghiya Limbuwan Rajya Parishad

Sd.
(Mr Laxman Tharu)
Chairperson,
Samyukta Tharu Rastriya Morcha-Nepal

Sd.
(Mr Bisendra Paswan)
Chairperson,
Dalit Janajati Party

Sd.
(Mr Singman Tamang)
Vice-chairman,
Tamangsaling Swayatta Rajya Parishad

Talks Team comprising seven parties
Sd.
(Mr Ram Chandra Poudel)
Coordinator

Sd.
(Mr Shanker Pokharel)
Member

Sd.
(Mr Dev Prasad Gurung)
Member

Sd.
(Mr Ghanashyam Sharma Poudel)
Member

Sd.
(Mr Sunil Prajapati)
Member

Sd.
(Mr Keshav Nepal)
Member


Third parties
Description
An agreement between the Government Talks Team comprising the Seven political Parties and Sanghiya Ganatantrik Rastriya Morcha. Issues covered include inclusion of marginalised groups in state structures, reparations for martyrs' families, and the withdrawal of general shutdowns and strikes to ensure a successful constituency assembly election.

Agreement document
NP_080302_GoN and Sanghiya Ganatantrik Rastriya Morcha.pdf

Main category
Page 1, Untitled Preamble: In the spirit of the movements of the Limbuwan, Khambuwan, Tamangsaling, Tharuhat Dalits, and women; ending all forms of discrimination that evolved over a period of 239 years due to the centralised feudal state against the aspirations of Adivasi Janajati , Madheshis, Dalits, women, backward groups, minorities and Muslim communities, we, the signatories, have reached the following written agreement, expressing commitment to build a peaceful, prosperous and modern new Nepal, incorporating all Nepalese people, including Adivasi Janajati , Madheshis, Dalits and women into the national mainstream, by establishing a federal democratic republic based on a new state structure as per the [principles] of a federal system with proportional democracy and autonomous federal states.

Page 1, 4: Provision shall be made for inclusive and proportional participation of Adivasi Janajati, natives of the Terai, Dalits, backward classes, Muslims, women, etc. in all organs of the state.

Women, girls and gender

Participation
Other
Page 1, Untitled Preamble: In the spirit of the movements of the Limbuwan, Khambuwan, Tamangsaling, Tharuhat Dalits, and women; ending all forms of discrimination that evolved over a period of 239 years due to the centralised feudal state against the aspirations of Adivasi Janajati , Madheshis, Dalits, women, backward groups, minorities and Muslim communities, we, the signatories, have reached the following written agreement, expressing commitment to build a peaceful, prosperous and modern new Nepal, incorporating all Nepalese people, including Adivasi Janajati , Madheshis, Dalits and women into the national mainstream, by establishing a federal democratic republic based on a new state structure as per the [principles] of a federal system with proportional democracy and autonomous federal states.
Equality
No specific mention.
Particular groups of women
No specific mention.
International law
No specific mention.
New institutions
No specific mention.
Violence against women
No specific mention.
Transitional justice
No specific mention.
Institutional reform
No specific mention.
Development
No specific mention.
Implementation
No specific mention.
Other
No specific mention.

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