May 21, 2012, Kathmandu – All security agencies in Nepal are on high-alert to defeat conspiracy may abstruct the constitution announcement as many ethnic groups are bandalising the life all over Nepal as the date of announcement is nearing.
Nepal’s Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai on Monday said that the government is well-aware of the conspiracy to disrupt the constitution drafting process by instigating communal violence, dissolve Constituent Assembly (CA) and derail the peace process, and directed the country’s top security agencies to remain on high-alert to avert such a situation.
During a meeting of the Central Security Committee held at his official residence in Baluwatar today, PM Bhattarai said the government will present itself in a strong manner against those engaged in trying to destroy communal harmony on any excuses and obstruct the peace and constitution drafting process, and ordered the security agencies to fulfill its duty to maintain law and order to avoid any kind of unfortunate incidents that may occur as the May 27 deadline for promulgation of the constitution nears.
However, he didn’t clarify who were involved in the conspiracy to disrupt the peace process.
PM Bhattarai said that it is “natural” to see various disgruntled groups intensifying their movements to press for their demands in the run up to May 27, but directed the security agencies to remain committed to its responsibility to ensure peace and security by taking stringent action against any groups involved in vandalism and other acts of violence.
Expressing sadness over targeted attacks against journalists and press vehicles during recent strikes, he also ordered the security personnel to treat incidents of violence against press, human rights activists, ambulances and diplomatic agencies seriously and take strong action to discourage such acts.
The prime ministers also drew the attention of the security agencies to the possibility of short-fall in the supply of essential commodities, ordering security agencies to come up with plans to avoid shortage of essential foodstuffs, medicines and petroleum products in the market due to the strike.
Chiefs of all four security agencies – Nepal Army chief Chhatraman Singh Gurung, Inspector General of Police Rabindra Pratap Shah, Armed Police Force chief Kosh Raj Wanta and National Investigation Department chief Moti Gurung – including Home Minister Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar, attended the meeting.