Kathmandu, Oct 23
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ Thursday commended the security personnel for adapting to the political change and assured that the new government had a deep understanding of their sentiments, necessity and aspirations.
Directing the security forces to work for national unity, national independence, national sovereignty and territorial integrity, the PM cautioned them not to be swayed by disinformation about the new government’s perception of the security forces.
"I commend your demonstration that portrays national sentiments and your adaptation to the change," PM Prachanda said at the function organised by the Armed Police Force (APF) to celebrate its 8th anniversary at its central headquarters in the capital.
The PM stated that the country was undergoing a process of historic change for establishing a lasting peace and prosperous new nation.
"What we all experienced during war and what we have assimilated as change is of historic importance for establishing peace," the PM said, adding, "In some quarters there are people who doubt over our perception of the security forces. They are all wrong and I urge you not to get swayed by such disinformation."
PM Prachanda said that commitment to national sentiment, national unity, national independence and territorial integrity were the formulae for tying everyone in the new unity and making new Nepal at the time of present historic change.
Blaming the feudal rulers for the backwardness of the nation, he highlighted that the resources in the country were enough for developing the country into a prosperous nation.
APF chief Basu Dev Oli expressed commitment to adapting to the political changes and working for maintaining peace and order in the country.
"We are working as per the political change and we are committed to following the instruction of the government to maintain peace and order in the country, no matter what the challenges are," Inspector General of Armed Police Force Oli said.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ at a separate programme said that the new constitution would institutionalise the rights of all oppressed communities and classes.
The government is committed to this cause because the liberation movement, started long back, was intensified by the People’s War and it continued now, PM Prachanda said while releasing a book entitled ‘The Great People’s War and the Dalit Movement’ in the capital.
"We are still in the midst of the movement; the liberation movement is going on and we are yet not in a position to implement the thoughts we derived from such movements," the Prime Minister said.
PM Prachanda stated that the Dalit (the untouchable community) had played a historic role during the People’s War. "Our party has defined this community as a defender of nationality and a key player in the social transformation as the issues of the Dalit movement are linked with the cultural revolution."
Responding to queries by journalists on the delay in the formation of the special committee for army integration, the Prime Minister, who is also the chairman of CPN-Maoist, said, "We are preparing the working procedures for the committee and once they are ready we will constitute the committee possibly by tomorrow."
Bishwa Bhakta Dulal ‘Aahut’, a renowned literary figure and general secretary of National Dalit Liberation Organisation, commented on the newly-released book and said that it added to the theoretical literature on the Dalit movement in the country.
Tilak Pariyar, chairman of Dalit Liberation Front (United) and a member of the Constituent Assembly, remarked that the articles included in the book gave a clear background and the way forward for the Dalit movement in the country.