Army will remain key promoter of democracy in Nepal says Nepal Army Chief

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Kathmandu, June 13 : The Chief of Army Staff of Nepali Army (NA) General Rookmangud Katawal has said that the Nepali Army will remain the key promoter and defender of the democracy in Nepal. ddressing a function held in Paanchkhal of Kavre district on Thursday, General Katawal said we have always obeyed the orders of the legitimate Government mandated by the people, but the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the nation should never be compromised.

He said Nepali Army takes pride in stating that it always belonged to the Nepalese people and will continue to serve the interests of the people. It will stand as bedrock upon which the nascent democracy can take roots and flourish in the days ahead.

He also said that the Nepali Army is committed to being the defender of human rights.

"Since the army has taken many measures to institutionalise human rights, there has not been a single incident of human rights abuse by the Nepali Army after the commencement of the peace process," Nepalnews quoted General Katawal as saying.

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