Prime Minister Oli concerned about rights violations in Tarai

Kathmandu, January 26

Claiming that organised groups were involved in human rights violations in the Tarai, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today urged the National Human Rights Commission to remain more vigilant in that regard.

During a meeting with NHRC members at his official residence in Baluwatar, PM Oli drew the attention of the national human rights watchdog to growing incidents of crimes in the southern plains.

“Cases of rights violations have increased,” PM Oli was quoted as saying. “This should stop.”

The Prime Minister also assured NHRC officials of government’s full cooperation in carrying out independent investigations into cases of human rights violations.

NHRC Chairman Anup Raj Sharma told the PM that the life of people had been crippled across the country due to the ongoing Madhes movement.

In a separate statement, NHRC Spokesperson Mohana Ansari said the constitutional body drew the attention of the government to cases of gross rights violations, including murder of common people and security forces in Tarai region during the protracted Madhes movement.

NHRC team stressed on resolving the crisis through talks.