NHRC discusses rights situation with Home Minister, Secy

KATHMANDU: The National Human Rights Commission on Monday held a discussion with Minister for Home Affairs Shakti Bahadur Basnet over human rights of people amid the ongoing Tarai-Madhes agitation.

According to the constitutional human rights watchdog, it also discussed rights of April-May earthquake survivors with the Minister.

NHRC Chairperson Anup Raj Sharma had asked details from the Minister on what the government was doing for protection of human rights in the current critical situation, according to a press statement issued by NHRC spokesperson and member Mohna Ansari.

In response, the Minister said that the government was working to ease supplies of basic consumables and protect life and property of people. He also claimed that the government was for solving the ongoing Tarai agitation through talks.

He also pledged to implement suggestions and recommendations of the human rights body.

Home Secretary Narayan Gopal Malego was also present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, a NHRC team headed by its member Mohna Ansari visited Nanglebhare area on the north-eastern outskirts of Kathmandu and interacted with quake survivors.

The team also monitored reconstruction works in the aftermath of the deadly quakes.

A team Led by #NHRC #Nepal spokesperson @MohnaAnsari on #Nepalquake issues monitoring at Nanglebhare #Kathmandu . pic.twitter.com/oEJc5aUn9h

— NHRC Nepal (@NepalNHRC) December 28, 2015

भूकम्प पीडितहरुको समस्या र मधेश आन्दोलनका बिषयमा आयोगसँगको छलफलमा मा. गृहमन्त्री शक्ति बस्नेत र गृहसचिव । #Nepal pic.twitter.com/71htr3sp0Q

— NHRC Nepal (@NepalNHRC) December 28, 2015