PIL Filed at SC Against Government
Kathmandu, Jan 26- Advocates Bhoj Raj Air, Bhoj Raj Bhatta and Pushpa Raj Pandey, a Lalitpur resident, jointly filed a public interest litigation (PIL) at the Supreme Court on Wednesday calling on the apex court to order the government to implement the recommendations put forward by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on rights protection.
Petitioner asked , the SC to direct the government to implement the recommendations of the NHRC within the stipulated time. The Prime Minister's Office, the Cabinet of ministers and the NHRC have been made the defendants of the writ petition.
According to the petitioners, the government has not implemented 29 recommendations out of 33 put forward by the NHRC during the fiscal year 2061/62 BS. Clause 13 of the National Human Rights Commission Act 1997 requires the government to implement its recommendation within 3 months. "The government is not following the 1997 Act," the petition said.
"The victims' right to compensation and the right to punish perpetrators are being violated due to the delay in implementing the recommendations," the petitioners said.
They also claimed that the SC needed to issue the government a mandamus order to implement the recommendations.
In its annual report for the fiscal year 2061/62, the autonomous rights body had also said that the government had failed to implement its recommendations in the stipulated time.People are being deprived of their due rights due to the government's insensitivity, the petition claimed, adding, that the NHRC too should share the responsibility for the non-implementation of its recommendations."Several fundamental rights guaranteed by the 1990 Constitution are being violated due to the non-implementation of the recommendations," the petitioners said.