Kathmandu, May 9 -- The two transitional justice mechanisms' failure to achieve anything substantial in the last four years has largely been attributed to politics and political bickering. Conflict victims have long said that since officials in the two bodies were selected under political quota, there was a lack of independence.

Now, the government has formed a committee to appoint new officials in the two transitional justice bodies after bidding adieu to old office-bearers on April 13.

But multiple sources the Post spoke with say the delay in appointment has been caused by ongoing negotiations among political parties, or senior leaders KP Oli, Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Sher Bahadur Deuba for that matter.

This comes amid demands from con...