The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Sunday called upon all stakeholders, including the government and political parties, to ensure the citizens’ right to participate in the Constituent Assembly polls in a fearless environment.
Issuing a statement, the Commission said its attention has been seriously drawn towards the shooting incident of Bara, in which UML candidate Mohammad Aalam was shot at and gravely wounded.
“The shooting incident has violated citizens’ right to participate in the polls fearlessly and freely,” said the Commission.
“It has further dishonored the International Covenant of Civic and Political Rights 1966, main human rights treaties, to which Nepal is a side and the fundamental rights guaranteed by the interim constitution of Nepal,” added the Commission, further requesting the government to bring the culprits to the book at the earliest.
Aalam, who is UML candidate under first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system, is now undergoing treatment at TU Teaching Hospital. But his condition is s till critical, according to doctors. nepalnews.com