Human Rights activist of Rolpa district, Ghanashyam Acharya, has received the 'Prakash Human Rights Prize 2067', Monday.
The prize was established by the leading human rights organization, Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) in memory of its founding general secretary Prakash Kafle in 2051 B.S. and is being distributed annually since then.
Kafle had died in a tragic Thai Air crash on 16th Shrawan 2049 BS.
The prize which carries a purse of Rs. 50,000 and an appreciation letter was presented by former speaker and senior rights activist Daman Nath Dhungana at a function in Kathmandu.
Sixteen personalities working in the field of human rights have received this award till now.
Speaking on the occasion, Dhungana urged political parties to be ready for the amendment of the interim constitution again to end the upcoming constitutional crisis as well as ensure protection and promotion of human rights, rule of law and end of culture of impunity.
He also accused the political parties of having forgotten their past commitment to protect and promote human rights when they come to power.
Gauri Pradhan, spokesperson of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), critisized the political parties, who after coming into power following the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), decided to withdraw the cases of human rights violation by labeling them political in nature. He said the decision has encouraged the culture of impunity to rise in the country and made the victims of
Other rights activists Shushil Pyakurel, Subodh Pyakurel and prize winner Acharya also spoke about the contribution of late Kafle in the field of human rights. nepalnews.com