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Don’t protect those responsible for caste-based discrimination, says NHRC

2021 Jun 30, 18:08, Kathmandu
This undated image shows the hoarding board of National Human Rights Commission at the entrance gate, in Harihar Bhawan, Pulchowk, Lalitpur. Photo courtesy: NHRC

There should be no protection for people who are responsible for any incident of caste-based discrimination, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said.

It has further urged the government to take incidents of caste-based discrimination and untouchability in a sensitive manner and bring such perpetrators under the ambit of law through impartial and effective handling. The rights body has also asked the government to protect the victim’s right to justice, dignity and equality.

The NHRC has also urged people to exercise restraint and maintain social harmony while posting one’s views on social media. The rights body has informed it has taken the complaint it had received that journalist Rupa Sunar had faced caste-based discrimination while searching for a room seriously and is closely monitoring the investigation being conducted by the police and other law enforcement agencies.

NHRC, today, also held talks with Education Minister Krishna Gopal Shrestha regarding the incident whereby he dropped a person who had been accused of racial discrimination from the police station to her home in his vehicle.

Meanwhile, Minister Shrestha said that he would make sure that such types of incidents would not be repeated in the future.


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