64 cases of human rights violations in Nawalpur

KAWASOTI: As many as 64 cases of human rights violations have been reported in Nawalpur (East Nawalparasi) district in the past 11 months, Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) said.

Women and children are seen mostly affected.

This information was shared by INSEC officials at a programme organised for the Human Rights Year Book, 2019 pre-review meeting in Nawalpur.

As many as 22 children were affected in 31 registered cases of rape and sexual harassment. It is said that the court has given clean chits to six alleged perpetrators in the cases of rape and sexual harassment.

INSEC district representative Tirtharaj Dumre shared that 14 cases of domestic violence, six murders by non-state actors, three cases of polygamy, and other cases of rights violations were reported in the district during the review period.

On the occasion, Superintendent of Police Ramesh Thapa said, the issue of human rights violation could be reduced with the consortium efforts of all including civil society, political parties and the victims.

He, however, admitted that the process to initiate actions against the perpetrators could be affected due to delayed reporting of the cases to police administration and lack of awareness among community members.