KATHMANDU, Nov. 20 -- The government is preparing to hold consultations on the draft of the Transitional Justice (TJ) bill in all seven provinces in a bid to seek wider support for the controversial bill.

The bill has remained a major bone of contention between conflict victims and the government for years. Due to differences over the law over 65,000 complaints filed by conflict victims at the TJ bodies remain pending for years.

Conflict victims are waiting for justice since a peace deal was signed between the then government and the Maoists in 2006.

Preparations to hold consultations on the disputed law come shortly after a committee formed to recommend chiefs and members of TJ bodies published a list of applicants on Monday. Apart from...