NHRC’s call to end human rights abuse
Kathmandu, December 6:
Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission Kedar Nath Upadhyaya has underlined the need for promoting the human rights culture as the country embarks on the constitution writing process and state restructuring.
Speaking at a prize distribution function organised by Nepal Press Institute in the capital today, Upadhayaya said one should be conscious of one’s duties and responsibilities while exercising rights.
“We should not infringe on the rights of others while exercising our rights,” he said, stressing that the responsibility of promoting human rights had come to the new generation.
On the occasion, chairman Upadhyaya also gave away prizes to the winners of the nationwide essay competition on the topic ‘’My Rights and Responsibilities in Democracy’’ organised by NPI.
NPI Chairman Gokul Prasad Pokharel said the rights and responsibilities of a person are inter-dependent and should be discussed from the school-level itself. President of Federation of Nepali Journalists Dharmendra Jha said human rights should concern all Nepalis and it was their duty to respect the rights of others.