Wednesday Aug 17, 2022
Wednesday Aug 17, 2022

Non-implementation of law is worrying: Speakers

2022 Feb 17, 10:48, Pokhara

Speakers at a program in Pokhara have expressed worry over the non-implementation of the constitutional system, which, they argued, resulted in an increasing number of human rights violations.

The speakers at a discussion and orientation program organized by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday urged the stakeholders concerned to ensure effective implementation of the laws. For it to happen, better coordination among three levels of government is imperative, they added.

NHRC Member Manoj Dawadi said the NHRC was working responsibly to ensure human rights to every citizen. The problems of citizenship are different in the hilly areas from the Terai areas. He argued that as the citizenship act was pending in the parliament for long, many people were deprived of the right to citizenship.

Coordinator at INSEC Province Office, Gandaki, Shiva Khakurel, shared the information that his office recorded total of 125 women and 54 children who were victims of human rights violations in the last six months in the province. Among the violence that occurred against children, 39 are rape cases, six sexual harassments, seven corporal punishments, one child marriage, and one infanticide.

Khakurel further informed that deprivation of the rights of women and children, senior citizens, sexual minorities were prevalent. Other problems plaguing the society are caste discrimination and the family split caused by foreign employment, among others.

Spokesperson at Pokhara Sub-Metropolis and chairperson of ward no 5 Dhan Bahadur Nepali said the Sub-Metropolis had formulated 124 laws and vowed to form coordination committee to ensure justice to victims and punishment to the perpetrators.

Other speakers underscored more active role of local levels to curb crimes and violence against women and children.


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