Monday, September 24, 2007

Rights situation abysmal: NHRC

A member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said that the international community does not regard human rights situation in Nepal as good. Inaugurating a two-day Wider Human rights Exhibition in Nepalgunj, Dr KB Rokaya said, “It is the primary duty of the NHRC to improve the human rights situation in Nepal.”Though Nepalgunj is a sensitive place on religious and communal grounds, religious and communal harmony has been maintained due to restraints exercised by clerics, political parties, human right activists and journalists, Rokaya said. He said the NHRC will launch an investigation into complaints lodged in the NHRC on cases of disappearance.Right activists CP Singh and Sushil Lakhe, Muslim woman worker Sajida Siddiki also expressed views.

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