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Last Updated: Tue, 19.02.13 8:57

Rights situation disappointing in 2012: INSEC

The human rights situation in Nepal was disappointing in 2012, state-owned news agency RSS reported citing a report prepared by the Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC).

In its report—Nepal Human Rights Year Book 2013, the INSEC has blamed the government for dwindling rule of law and supremacy of judiciary.

The report has further stated that the government protected the criminals and violated the press freedom.

The dissolution of the constituent assembly, constitutional vacuity and lack of future course of action were also the factors that contributed to giving a grim picture to the situation of human rights.

According to the Year Book, a total of 3,521 human rights violations took place in 2012 where most of the incidents—910 were cases of violence against women.

Releasing the report, former chief justice Anup Raj Sharma said the constitution was violated by the drafters themselves. So, the people must not remain mere spectator to this condition, he added.

Similarly, member of the National Human Rights Commission Gauri Pradhan said the perpetrators of the human rights violation were never punished by any prime minister in the past six years.

Chairman of Nepal Bar Association Hari Krishna Karki said same person could not be the head of all three organs of the government in a democratic system.

Chairman of the Federation of Nepali Journalists, Shiva Gaunle, said rule of law was at the receiving end of the so called political consensus. nepalnews.com