Prakash Human Rights award to Rankey, a campaigner against Dowry Practice

  August 1, 2018 By: INSEC

Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) has felicitated Muhammad Maqsud Rankey, a campaigner against Dowry practices, with 24th Prakash Human Rights Award 2018 on August 1 on the occasion of 26th memorial of Prakash Kafle.

He was felicitated with award on August 1 during a program in Janakpur by a chief minister Lal Babu Raut of province number 2.


Muhammad Maqsud was born in Yamuna Mai Rural Municipality-5, Rautahat and was being active in human rights and social justice from the past one decade. He is honored for his  contribution against the dowry practice in Madhes. The award also carries a purse of Rs 50,000 with a letter of felicitation.

Speaking at the program, chief minister Lal Babu Raut said that he is committed to protect and promote the human rights of people. He added that the province 2 is brining the act related to the human rights in near future.

He said that  ill practices in society are challenge for the human rights. He stressed that woman empowerment is essential to end the ill practices prevailing in the society. He added “Unless women are not educated, the ill practices will not end.’ He said that “province 2 is giving priority to the campaign on “Save daughter”.


Another speaker and social development minister Nawal Kishore Shah said that 21st century is the era for women and said that women will be more empowered in coming days.

INSEC chairperson Subodh Raj Pyakurel said that INSEC is mobilizing its offices in a model of federalism as country is heading towards it. He added that INSEC will advocate on the issue of Human Rights issues in province wise.

Chairperson Pyakurel further stressed that INSEC will jointly work with local, province and federal government on the various issues of human rights. Pyakurel praised Mr Maqsud Rankey for his continuous contribution in the field of human rights and social justice and further said that majority of the people honored by INSEC belongs to Madhesi Community. He further praised the campaign of “Save Daughter” in province 2 and said that its result will be seen in near future.

Similarly, INSEC  founder chair person,  president’s advisor and Human Rights and political expert Sushil Pyakurel said that President has personally thanked province 2 for a campaign on “save daughter”.

He said that family and society will be educated only when daughter is educated.  The program was participated by chief attorney Deependra Jha of province 2 , education expert Dr Surendra Labh, MP Sunita Devi Mochi, former MP Ramrati Ram, Basanti Devi Jha including many others.

Until now 23 people have already been felicitated by Prakash Human Rights award. INSEC founder and general secretary Prakash Kaphle died in a Thai airplane crash in Ghoptebhir of Nuwakot in 1992 July 31.


Binod Kumar Rabidas and Ajaya Kumar Shah