KATHMANDU: The stakeholders concerned have expressed worries over the rising number of crimes due to the explosives and small arms rife in the country.
At an interaction on 'landmines and smalls arms and Nepal without constitution' organised by the Ban Landmines Campaign Nepal in the capital on Friday, the speakers said the landmines and explosives have affected mostly the women and children in our society. So, strict laws were needed to eradicate small arms and landmines, they stressed.
On the occasion, member of the National Human Rights Commission, Gauri Pradhan, said although Nepal was declared landmine and explosive free country, the incidents caused with these were increasing in the country. He stressed the need of cooperation and coordination among all security bodies to combat the use of small arms.
Campaign coordinator Purna Shova Manandhar said the incidents caused with landmines and small arms were increased due to the fluid politics.