NHRC urges PM to respect rule of law, human rights

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Aug 23, 2016-

As Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's recent remarks over not granting amnesty to serious human rights violators have been making rounds, the National Human Rights Commission has said that its attention has been drawn towards the PM's remarks.

In a statement on Tuesday, the NHRC has said that its serious attention has been drawn towards the case of Ganga Maya Adhikari who has been staging hunger strike for a long period in Kathmandu demanding justice to her son Krishna Prasad Adhikari who was killed by then CPN (Maoist) cadres during the decade-long conflict.  Her husband Nanda Prasad Adhikari died while staging the hunger strike.

Although Supreme Court has given order to remand the accused murderer in custody for trial, the decision has been not implemented yet, the NHRC said in its statement. Meanwhile, Ganga Maya Adhikari has resumed her hunger strike demanding the decision be implemented.

The human rights watchdog has urged the PM to intervene into the cases that have gone unheard despite the NHRC's recommendation to take action against the guilty of human rights violation.

"The PM should step in on the NHRC'S recommendations that have not been implemented yet because the victim's rights to justice have gone unprotected and such practices will flourish impunity."

Published: 23-08-2016 19:26

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