NHRC recommendations largely overlooked in Koshi Province


Morang, May 22: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said most of its recommendations for actions against cases of human rights violations have not been implemented in the Koshi Province.     

At a programme titled "Discussions about the implementation of NHRC recommendations" organised by the NHRC in Biratnagar today, it was shared that the NRHC recommendations of actions against 72 percent of cases of human rights violations were not implemented till the end of the last fiscal year in the province.     

 A total of 177 cases of human rights violations were recorded in the province last fiscal year (mid-July 2023- mid-July 2024) and suggestions for actions regarding 111 incidents had remained unimplemented while 49 were partially addressed.     

Of 14 districts in the Province, Morang reported the highest 27 incidents, according to the NHRC data.     

As shared by NHRC member, Manoj Duwadi, on the occasion, it is urgent to bringing the NHRC recommendations into practice to make the people feel the presence of a rule of law.     

Chief Secretary of the Koshi Province Government, Kedarnath Sharma, said the province government is always ready to cooperate and collaborate with the NHRC for the promotion of citizens' human rights.     

Usha Jha, deputy chief of District Coordination Committee Morang, and Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Koshi province acting chair Labadev Dhungana stressed the need for contributing widely from all quarters to build a violence-free society.     

NHRC investigation officer Shyam Babu Kafley presented a working paper on the status of the implementation of the NHRC recommendations.     

The programme was attended by people representing the conflict-hit families, various human rights organizations, government representatives, security agencies, and journalists. (RSS)

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