KATHMANDU: The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal has expressed its serious concern over the government’s apathy to punish those involved in numerous cases of human rights violation in different army barracks.
The UN rights body raised its concerns in a letter sent to Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal dated July 26, which was made public Sunday afternoon.
The OHCHR in its letter has urged the government to bring to book the perpetrators who played a role in cases of arbitrary detention, torture and disappearances that occurred between 2001 and 2004 in the Nepal army barracks.
It refuted the NA claim that the cases of torture and disappearances never took place in an army barrack at Maharajgunj.
The international rights body also raised its concerns over the recent nominations of senior army personnel for term extension and promotion in the national army.
Earlier the government, responding to the UN correspondence, had upheld the promotion of Maj General Toran Jung Bahadur Singh, the former commander of the Tenth Brigade and in the direct chain of command over units at Maharajgunj.