Pokhara, December 16:

Member of the National Human Rights Commission KB Rokaya today said the government is not serious to guarantee citizens’ rights.

Speaking at an interaction programme organised by the NHRC western regional office, he said, “The seven-party government formed after the Jana Andolan II is not serious to government safeguard human rights.”

Stating that human rights violation is on the rise in the Tarai, commissioner Rokaya said the government must act to make people feel its presence in the region. “The government should be watchful that no rights is violated in the Tarai.”

“The commission is cautiously watching the human rights situation there but its efforts alone cannot be effective. Government must cooperate for this,” Rokaya said. The international community has been expressing its concern over the human rights situation, he said.

Coordinator of Civil Society for Peace, Kaski, Tek Nath Baral said the seven parties have infringed upon peoples’ right to vote in the constituent assembly elections by deferring it.

President of the Advocacy Forum, Kaski, Ram Prasad Ghimire said that the commission has been engaged in rewarding people known for violating human rights.