Ensure Citizens’ Right to Life: Commission
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a statement on November 25 stating that it is necessary for the security forces and citizens to remain vigilant to protect the right to life of the citizens from the violent incidents against women and children in different parts of the country.
Mentioning that on-site monitoring is being carried out from the Janakpur office regarding the murder of Gulabasa Khatun, a six-year-old girl of Bardibas Municipality of Mahottari District and the situation created after that, the government has been urged to ensure the right to life.
According to the statement, one civilian was killed and several others were injured in a police firing during a protest by relatives and locals demanding legal action against the accused in the murder of Gulabasa Khatun.
According to the preliminary monitoring of the commission, Buddhiraj Neupane aka Sanjay of Bardibas Municipality was killed and others were injured in the incident.
The commission has urged to take legal action against those involved in the crime and to take control of anyone who tries to take the law into their own hands through the legal process.
The Commission urges the Government of Nepal not to use force to the detriment of persons, to conduct an impartial investigation into the incident, to bring those involved in the incident to justice, and to provide the necessary compensation to the dead and victims.
The statement signed by the spokesperson of the commission Dr Tikaram Pokharel has also urged the protestors to have a peaceful protest.
Deepak Prasad Ghimire
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