Print Edition - 2017-05-12  |  Local Elections

Rights group concerned over use of schools, kids

- Post Report, Kathmandu

May 12, 2017-

The Centre for Awareness Promotion (CAP) Nepal, an NGO working for women rights, has urged the government and the political parties not to use schools and children for polls.

Organising awareness campaigns and rallies, the NGO has been calling the government and the parties not to violate the rights of the children to go to school in the guise of polls. Chairman of CAP Nepal Bhupal Dhakal said his organisation had drawn the attention of the parties just to ensure that the rights of the children to get education were not violated.

The NGO has also stressed the need to minimise the trend to use schools as polling centres and teachers for political campaigns and instead they should be engaged in educating children.

According to Programme Director Binu Lama, CAP Nepal has been intensifying its campaign to collect commitments from the candidates of different parties in ensuring the rights of children and women as well as their security.

Published: 12-05-2017 08:28

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