Kathmandu, December 10:

Speaker of the House of Representatives Subash Nemwang said today that the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) would soon get its complete shape with a new chairman and members. Informing that he had already taken this matter to the Prime Minister, Nemwang said: “I, too, felt sad when I entered the NHRC premises.”

Addressing a function organised at the NHRC premises to mark the International Human Rights Day, Nemwang said the government should immediately publicise the Rayamajhi Commission’s report and take action against those who have been found guilty.

He said that the Parliament “has deep respect for human rights.

“I have directed the officials concerned to make arrangements so that even disabled the people with their wheel chairs can have easy access to the Parliament,” he said. Officiating secretary at the NHRC, Dhruba Nepal, expressed his concern over the delay in the appointment of NHRC chairman and members.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ representative to Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal) Lena Sundh, whose statement was read out on the occasion, said impunity must be ended, especially for serious rights abuses.

The statement said that police must be re-deployed to posts in communities across the country to ensure the rule of law. “Providing security through civilian policy is among the most important of the State’s human rights obligations,” it said while assuring that the OHCHR would work with the government and the civil society in Nepal to advise and assist in the development of measures that can begin to eliminate discrimination in Nepal and so contribute in poverty eradication.