Dedicated Establishing Rights of Victims, Not for Positions: Pyakurel

Sushil Pyakurel, the founding Chairperson of the Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC), established in 1988 and former commissioner of the National Human Rights Commission, rejected the position of Ambassador nominated by the government of Nepal. He expressed his dedication to establishing the rights of victims, stating, ‘I am dedicated to…

June 24, 2024  
Accused Arrested for Involving Minor in Sexual Act

Police arrested a 44-year-old man from Naya Bajar on June 18 for the charge of involving a 17-year-old minor in sexual activity. It is reported that the accused is a relative to the victim. The District Police Range, Kathmandu, reported that a team from the Metropolitan City along with child…

June 20, 2024  
INSEC Calls to Recommend Names for Prakash Human Rights Award

INSEC has issued a public call to recommend names for the Prakash Human Rights Award, established in memory of Prakash Kafle, the Founder General Secretary of INSEC. The names of people working for human rights and social justice can be recommended at hraward@insec.org.np as per INSEC. INSEC established the Prakash…

June 14, 2024  
INSEC Urges not to Act Against Law

INSEC issued a press release on May 31 stating that the action of Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane writing a status on Facebook on May 28, saying the rule violators including drunk drivers, will help on the road as volunteers, and the traffic police putting them to labor in the name…

May 31, 2024  
Accused Arrested for Involving Minor in Sexual Act

Police arrested 25-year-old Srijana Khanal of Jiri Municipality-9, Dolakha and 26-year-old Ramila Nepali of Belkotgadi Municipality-4, the operators of Swagatam Restaurant and Bar of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-7 on 27 May for the charge of involving a 14-year-old minor in sexual act. The police deputed from Human Trafficking Investigation Bureau Babarmahal…

May 29, 2024  
Request to Refrain from Attempts to Curtail Freedom of the Press and Expression

INSEC issued a press release on the evening of May 21 against the arrest of Kailash Sirohiya, the Chairperson and Publisher of Kantipur Daily, condemning the action and urging authorities to refrain from undermining press freedom and freedom of expression. In a press release signed by Dr. Kundan Aryal, the…

May 22, 2024  
Immediate Action Required Against Cases of Caste Based Discrimination

Amnesty International has released a report : “Systemic descent-based discrimination against Dalits needs urgent action” on May 10, 2024. The report states that  Dalits and especially Dalit women and girls need immediate action against caste-based discrimination. The report has shown Authorities in Nepal are failing to protect Dalits, particularly women…

May 11, 2024  
Accused of Human Trafficking Arrested

Police arrested 29-year-old Lokendra Badu, originally from Darchula, Byas Municipality-6, Huti and 37-year-old Kanchimaya Ghising of Hariwan Municipality-2, Sarlahi both currently residing at Tokha Municipality-9, Kathmandu on 30 April for the charge of trafficking a 17 and a 18-year old girl. A verbal complaint was filed at the Anti Human…

May 3, 2024  
The Supreme Court Administration files a contempt of court against “Sidhakura.com”

The publishers of Sidhakura.com made accusations against Supreme Court Justice Anand Mohan Bhattarai, Annapurna Media Network Chairman Rameshwar Thapa, Kantipur Media Group Managing Director Kailash Sirohiya, Annapurna Post special correspondent Surendra Kafle, as well as senior advocates Hari Upreti and Kishor Vishwakarma, alleging their involvement to influence the verdicts of more…

April 29, 2024  
Court Sentenced Alam for Lifetime Imprisonment, Victims gets Justice After 17 years

The District Court Rautahat sentenced Mohommad Aftab Alam of Rajpur Municipality-4, Rautahat,  Leader and Former Minister of Nepali Congress with four others to life imprisonment for the crime of killing on 25 April. Advocate Pushpa Paudel, who had been advocating against Alam, said that the verdict had finally brought justice…

April 26, 2024