KATHMANDU: Human rights defenders today expressed serious concern about dwindling security situation and growing violence in the country.
At an interaction organised to mark the 16th anniversary of Human Rights and Peace Society in the Capital today, the rights activists said the attack on Supreme Court Justice Rana Bahadur Bam was a coordinated attack on judiciary.
Civil society member and founding Chairperson of the Society Krishna Pahadi said the murder of Justic Bam came hot on the heels of other violent activities that are rife in different parts of the country. The trend is worrying indeed, said Pahadi.
INSEC Chairman Subodh Pyakurel raised the issue of Dalits being victimised across the country. Chairman of Human Rights Organisation of Nepal Sudip Pathak accused political parties of bickering and said they failed to deliver a constitution despite being mandated for the task and that the dissolution of CA has made security situation more vulnerable. The fluid situation could prove a safe haven for miscreants, said Pathak, warning that violence could break out if immediate measures were not taken. Dr Kedar Narsing KC, former president of Nepal Medical Association and civil society activist, said a new constitution was impossible until political leaders changed their mindset and attitude.