PM Oli's message on International Human Rights Day

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, in his message delivered on the occasion of the 67th International Human Rights Day, expressed government's firm commitment to provide the constitutionally-guaranteed rights to  Nepali people in a way that will allow them to fully exercise their rights, on Thursday.

The Prime Minister extended his belief that the unity, collaboration and efforts of all Nepali people could only recognise and respect of the human rights of all.

He further said that there has been an additional challenge before the nation to address impediments emerged in Nepal-India border points that have caused disruption of the supply of essential goods when Nepali people were exchanging happiness for realising their long-cherished dream of promulgating a new constitution through the Constituent Assembly.

The challenge is to avert humanitarian crisis resulted from the disruption of supply and address the situation limiting the exercise of the international law guaranteed landlocked country's right to access to unobstructed trade transit, the PM said in the message.

"The challenge before the government is to reflect human rights in its all policy, plan and programme and translate them into actions so as to institutionalise democracy and good governance", the message reads.

Prime Minister Oli also expressed his confidence that the government is making efforts to give constitutional and political outlets to the current standoffs by forging consensus through consultations and dialogues with agitating political parties in the Tarai-Madhes.

Noting that the government has guaranteed various economic, social and cultural rights of the people as fundamental rights besides assuring the civil and political rights, he said, adding that the formation of human rights commission, indigenous nationalities commission, Madhesi commission, Tharu commission, Muslim commission and national women commission, among others specified in the constitution was on the basis of the spirit of human rights for all.

He further noted, "The government is committed and effortful to take the responsibility of expediting the planned works of post-quake reconstruction, rehabilitation and rebuild".

Nepal has been marking the International Human Rights Day every year as a member-state of the United Nations.