HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has objected to the government move of tabling a torture bill without consulting it. “The government did not consult us before introducing the bill in the parliament,” Gauri Pradhan, NHRC commissioner, told this daily, adding, “This is a clear violation of the Interim Constitution.”
Recently, the government brought the torture bill that bars government authorities from meting out torture and other degrading treatment in line with the UN Convention Against Torture. NHRC said section 12 of the bill might be misused to legalise torture because it allows torture while arresting people.
One killed, four injured
KATHMANDU: Deepak Baral (55) of Ramchuri-5, Sindhuli, who was injured when he fell off a bus at Thankot on Monday, breathed his last at the Kathmandu-based Bir hospital. Police have taken the bus under control, whereas the driver is at large. In another accident on Monday, two motorcycles collided at Chhaling VDC in Bhaktapur, injuring four people including a pedestrian.