Locals concerned about deteriorating rights condition

Panchthar, June 1

Inhabitants of Panchthar have drawn the attention of the National Human Rights Commission after violation of human rights in the district continued unabated with the rise in incidents of murder, violence and criminal cases.

Speaking at an interaction in Phidim today, participants said human rights condition was deteriorating as the police could not arrest the persons involved in murder, violence, rape, among other criminal cases.

The participants also complained that human rights’ activists didn’t raise voice against the police despite their failure to arrest persons who had murdered a girl at Hilihang.

Police have been launching a manhunt for those involved in the incident of Miklajung, where nine members of two families were murdered, recently.

Meanwhile, Chief at National Human Rights Commission, Province 1 Mohan Raj Joshi said it was difficult for the commission to act against its jurisdiction even though the rights commission was informed about the gruesome incidents of Hilihang and Miklajung. He said police had to take initiatives to identify and arrest the accused of both the incidents.