Call to dissolve people’s courts

Kathmandu, May 1:

Himalayan Human Rights Monitors (HimRights) today called on the Maoists to immediately dissolve Jana Adalat and stop punishing people.

In a press release, it expressed concern about the Maoist attack on assistant health worker Krishna Prasad Silawal for his alleged involvement in financial irregularities. “This is nothing but disrespect for the law of the land by the party which has emerged as the largest party through constituent assembly polls,” the release stated. Meanwhile, issuing a separate release, Human Rights Alliance called for the restoration of law and order in the country.

The alliance expressed concern about the seizure of property in Saptari-5 of those who had supposedly voted against Maoist candidate Saraswoti Chaudhary. It also urged the Maoists to put an end to its illegal activities and the asked government to restore law and order.