Print Edition - 2015-01-21 | Nation
Relief delay concerns NHRC
- Blames hoarding, black-marketing for cooking gas shortage
Jan 20, 2015-
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has shown concern over the delay in providing relief to the victims of flood and landslides caused due to heavy rainfall in various parts of the country even after six months.
The national rights watchdog expressed its concern during a meeting held with the officials at the Ministry of Home Affairs including the heads of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force, wherein the overall situation of human rights and security issues in the country were discussed.
During the meeting with the government representatives, the NHRC officials drew attention towards the relief and rehabilitation measures undertaken by the government to help the disaster-hit victims in districts such as Banke, Bardiya, Surkhet, Darchula and Sindupalchowk, said a press statement issued by NHRC on Tuesday.
Former Chief Justice and chairman of the National Human Rights Commission Anup Raj Sharma and other NHRC commissioners took stock of the situation during the meeting with secretary at the home ministry Surya Prasad Silwal along with Inspector General of Police Upendra Kanta Aryal and Inspector General of Armed Police Force Kosh Raj Onta.
The team also discussed the ongoing shortage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (cooking gas) and blamed rampant hoarding and black-marketing for the situation
Published: 21-01-2015 09:19