Kathmandu, August 5:

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) has recommended Nepal to repeal the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Control and Punishment) Ordinance (TADO) in the light of the international juvenile justice standards and norms. The Committee recently made this recommendation in a 104-point note send to Nepal after carrying out a hearing in Geneva on May 20 on the periodic report submitted by Nepal in 2002. A team headed by Rabindra Man Joshi, secretary of Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare had attended the hearing.

At the press meet, Women, Children and Social Welfare Minister Durga Shrestha said the government is determined to restore peace. “Since the life of children are terrorised by the activities of the terrorists who have been killing, abducting them, we are working actively to restore peace.” She said the government, media and various organisations should work together and consider the recommendations.