Lawyers to establish untouchability crime watch centre

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, April 27:

The Lawyers’ National Campaign Against Untouchability (LANCAU) Nepal is making preparations to establish an untouchability crime watch centre within a week.

“We have almost completed preparations to establish the untouchability crime watch centre to support the victims of untouchability” the LANCAU president, advocate Ratna Bahadur Bagchand, said.

Stating that the Action Aid is providing Rs 600,000 for the centre, he said that such centres would be established in at least 15 districts, where a maximum number of people are victimised, he said. “A network of experts and representatives working on untouchability, human rights, law enforcement agencies of the government, the office of the attorney-general and civil society would be formed. A core group from the network would be formed with LANCAU as the secretariat.”

He added that the LANCAU will also disseminate all the incidents of the untouchability recorded from all over the nation through the internet sites updating every day. The district-level network would also be formed at the district including Chief District Officers among others.