Human rights situation in Karnali region fragile, says NHRC team

Jumla, April 7

The National Human Rights Commission has stated that human rights situation in Karnali region is ‘fragile’.

NHRC member Govinda Sharma Poudyal made the remark during an interaction on ‘Current Scenario of Human Rights, Election Monitoring and Challenges’ organised by NHRC Sub-regional Office, Jumla, yesterday.

A team led by Poudyal, who had reached Karnali for inspection from Kathmandu, shared that though construction of some roads had brought about some changes in the local residents’ lifestyle, there was no significant development in the district.

“There are no employment opportunities and child marriage is still prevalent in the district due to lack of awareness,” said Poudyal. He added that women in the district were deprived of basic human rights.

Poudyal said many patients died for want of timely treatment due to the lack of road and transportation. “We are concerned about the situation in rural districts of the country like Mugu, Dolpa and Humla,” he said.