KATHMANDU: Kedar Nath Upadhyay , chairperson of National Human Right Commission (NHRC) today expressed his serious concern toward the violation of human right and claimed that situation of human right is in terrible state.
Upadhyay accused the government of failing to establish rule of law in the country and blamed the political parties for the present situation.
Upadhyay further alleged that the state was not serious enough in tackling rights violation in the country.
Addressing the fifth national conference and general assembly of National Human Rights Foundation (HURFON), he said that government never sought any type of suggestions from NHRC for solving human right problems.
Subodh Pyakhurel, chairperson of Informal Service Sector Centre (INSEC) accused the Maoist leaders of not following democratic norms.
He singled out the Maoists as responsible for the present situation of human right violation. Pyakhurel also criticised the Maoist leaders for failing to keep their words for a peaceful protest and resorted to arson and vandalism during their protest programmes.
On the occasion, Baba Krishna Gurung, Lek Bahadur Thapa and Binod Kumar Shrestha were felicitated for their special contribution to human rights in the country.
"On the occasion of International Human Right Day, we are organising human right mega meet to pressurise the state, political parties and other concern bodies for ensuring human right in the country," said Charan Prasain, human right activist and coordinator of National Human Right Maha Mela.
"We are urging the political parities to work for the country and the people," added Prasain.
The general assembly has elected Ananda Acharya as the president, Yogendra Man Bijukcheen, Bijaya Kumar Singh and Lekh Bahadur Shah as vice presidents of the organisation. The assembly has also elected Bhawani Prasad Kharel as general secretary and Raj Kumar Gurung as treasurer of HURFON.