Kathmandu, July 7 -- At a time when the federal government seems reluctant to provide justice for the victims of the decade-long armed insurgency, the local and provincial governments have started taking some steps to provide reparations for the victims locally.

Reparation, truth-seeking, prosecution, and institutional reformation to ensure that there is no repetition of violence in the future are the four major components of the transitional justice process, which has been dragging on for more than a decade now.

With financial assistance from the Province 3 government, statues of 21 people killed by Nepal Army have been constructed at Dandakatari in Doramba Rural Municipality of Ramechhap.

Nineteen unarmed Maoist cadres and two locals...