Eastern regional director Jhankar Bahadur Rawal of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said that the people could not feel or entertain human rights despite of major political changes in the country. He said that millions of rupees have been invested even though there is not significant reduction in human rights violation incidents in the country.
He expressed his views while addressing an interaction program on situation of immigrants’ workers. He added that there is a problem for youth to go foreign land for an employment and even in foreign land they are facing various human rights issues. Rawal said that the society development will accelerate only by playing a positive role with in society along with building physical infrastructure and development by operating human rights program.
The participants of the program said that women and other commuters are facing misbehavior and other human rights violations issues while travelling in public transportation. Narayan Prasad Adhikari, representative from G-Font said that government has never given attention on the rights of labors in the district. He added that most of the labor working in Tea garden of the district is not getting even minimum wages as per the government’s rule.
They complained about the polluted drinking water, foreign employment issues, and many other problem on which government is showing apathy. The program was participated by district level government and non-governmental organizations and its representatives.