INSEC Monitored Police Custody Cells 

  September 1, 2023 By: INSEC

INSEC Kapilvastu monitored the detention room of the District Police Office on August 30, 2023. Rukaiya Khatun, team member INSEC, Parvati Acharya District Representative, INSEC, and Pushpa Regmi Coordinator of Human Rights Group monitored the detention room.

They discussed the human rights situation in the district with Prem Bahadur Basnet, SP District Police Office during the monitoring. The issue of reducing criminal activity, human rights abuses, excesses, and cases of gender violence in the Madhesi and Muslim communities was discussed.

There are more prisoners than capacity, particularly in cases of child marriage, polygamy, domestic violence, gender violence, and drug abuse.

Basnet, SP District Police Office said that the police are sensitive in the field of human rights and are conducting various campaigns to reduce various criminal incidents in the district. Currently, 20 people are kept in two rooms in the detention room.

Rukaiya Khatun, team member, of INSEC, suggested that the District Police Office should coordinate and cooperate with the local level and various stakeholders as there has been an increase in cases of gender violence in recent times.  She also suggested paying attention to cleanliness when monitoring the detention room and interacting with detainees who are under investigation.

According to the Women, Children, and Senior Citizens Service Center, 226 children were reported missing in the financial year 2022/2023. In the current financial year 080/081, only 18 children have been reported missing in the month of Shrawan.

Prabati Acharya