NHRC discusses security issues in relation to election

KATHMANDU: The National Human Rights Commission  held a discussion with the high level security officials on how smooth the security situation was managed for the June 28 elections of the local level.

During the discussion, NHRC raised the issues of obstruction to NHRC observers in various places, security persons not allowed adequate rest but given additional burden and the activities of the temporary security persons in the first round of the elections.

On the occasion, NHRC Chairman Anup Raj Sharma said the security agencies had major role to make the elections more peaceful, fear-free and human rights friendly. He urged the security bodies to function flawlessly for the well management of the security situation during the elections.

Home Secretary Lok Darshan Regmi said the security bodies were committed to the flawless security relating to the local level elections.

The security arrangement has been categorised to work in tandem, he informed, expressing the commitment that the Ministry was striving not to repeat the mistakes in security arrangement during the first round of polls .

The discussion was attended by NHRC Chairman Sharma, Spokesperson Mohna Ansari, Member Govind Sharma Poudel and Secretary Bed Bhattarai, Inspector General of Nepal Police, Prakash Aryal, Inspector General of the Armed Police Force, Singha Bahadur Shrestha, and Chief of the National Investigation Department, Dilipraj Regmi.