Indian NHRC directs govt to compensate

Kathmandu, March 19

National Human Rights Commission, India, has directed its government to provide compensation to the family of Nepali national Mukul Raya Yadav, a resident of erstwhile Sarmajuwa VDC, Rautahat, who died due to Indian Sashastra Seema Bal’s beating.

Yadav succumbed to injuries after being beaten up by SSB in October 2009.  Issuing a press release today, the NHRC Nepal’s Spokesperson Mohana Ansari said that NHRC India had directed its government to provide INR 500,000 compensation to the victim’s family. Ansari said NHRC Nepal had informed NHRC India about the incident and urged it to investigate the incident.

“Taking NHRC’s request, NHRC, India carried out a fair investigation, which concluded that SSB was responsible for his death,” reads the press release.

The NHRC Nepal Chair Anup Raj Sharma-led delegation had urged his Indian counterpart to take necessary initiative to ensure compensation for the family and coordinate in the future in the border area for the cause of human rights.

The NHRC said that it received a letter from the Indian NHRC saying that it had requested the Embassy of India in Kathmandu through the Indian Home Ministry to provide compensation to the wife of Mukul Ray Yadav.

NHRC, Nepal said that it had been collaborating with the human rights commission of other countries to protect the interests of victims of rights violation.

NHRC Nepal has thanked NHRC India for its support.