CWB appeals not to use kids in protests

- RSS, Kathmandu

Nov 8, 2015-

Central Child Welfare Board under the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, has appealed to all to respect the child rights and not use children in protests.  

The Board has expressed its concern over the use of children in the agitation taking place in various Tarai districts just after the promulgation of the constitution. Insisting on creating child-friendly atmosphere, the Board stressed that a solution to the Tarai/Madhes protest be sought through consensus.

The unofficial blockade of India on Nepal has curtailed child rights, the Board said, appealing to the stakeholders concerned to ensure child rights to getting education in peaceful atmosphere and medical facilities. Almost all schools in the Tarai/Madhes are closed due to prolonged agitation and country’s economy already affected badly by the April/May earthquake has been further inflicted by the India’s unannounced blockade which is likely to trigger humanitarian crisis.

The government should be serious towards that end, the Board said in a press statement.

Published: 08-11-2015 08:21

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