Human rights abuses growing in Terai: NHRC
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has expressed serious concern over growing human rights abuses in Terai region.
In a statement on Tuesday, the rights watchdog said it had been receiving information form various sources about growing cases of murder, extortion, abduction and intimidation of ordinary people, government employees and political cadres alike in eastern and central Terai. Such an environment of fear has caused growing displacement of people from the region, the NHRC said.
The NHRC also asked the Nepal government to enhance security in the region and guarantee the rights of the people to live and work in a fearless manner.
Though the commission urged “all concerned groups” to show respect to human rights while exercising their rights, it did not mention categorically which groups were involved in violation of rights.
According to the commission, human rights monitors have been assessing the situation in districts like Bara, Parsa, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Mahottari and Dhanusha.