The National Human Rights Commission has expressed its concern and condemned over the continued interruption by Terai-Madhes agitators on its monitoring.
The incident of vehicle with number plate (Ba 7 Cha 7473) being arsoned on December 3, 2015 in Sarlahi, SUV (Ba 7 Cha 7497) and vehicle (Ba 7 Cha 7479) carrying a monitoring team was smashed on March 6 and March 9, 2017 back to back in Saptari has shocked the Commission even more- stated on the statement released on March 9.
The Statement also stressed that the activities of vandalism by the leaders of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) is against their commitment to not to repeat such incident obstructing the independent monitoring of the human rights situation in the Terai.
The Commission urges Government of Nepal to investigate the incident and take legal action against those involved in attack of commission’s monitoring team. Further, Secretary of the Commission, Bedh Prasad Bhattarai in a press release said- “The commission urges all the concerned parties to cooperate and support in the investigation of the incident as these kinds of activity will never protect the rights of anybody and thus has to be stopped immediately.”