557 rights violation cases in western region

19 women were killed by their family memebers. The numbers of victims of  violence and extortion in the districts was 799 in 2014

Pokhara, February 19

As many as 557 cases of human rights violation and extortion were reported in 16 districts of western region in 2015.

According to a data made public at a function organised by Informal Service Center, a non-governmental organisation working in the sector of human rights, in Pokhara today, as many as 437 victims of human rights violations are said to be women. The function was organised to make public Nepal Human Rights Year Book 2016.

As per the report, a total of 73 persons, including 9 women, were victimised by the state, while 484 persons, including 484 women, were victimised by non-state actor. Of the total, as many as 164 victims were children. Eight persons, including three women, were killed by the state and as many as 41, including 21 women by non-state actors during the time.

Of those murdered during the period, 19 women were killed by their family members. The number of victims of violence and extortion in the districts was 799 in 2014.

While making public the report, District Court Kaski judge Ananta Raj Dumre said such incidents could be controlled by raising awareness about human rights and the country’s law among the public.