Unknown to justice; victim deprived of compensation: Shrestedar Burlakoti

  December 23, 2019

Even when the state has strong rule of law, the victims are unaware about justice for the crimes that reach legal processing said Shrestedar Khil Prasad Burlakoti of District Court. Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) organized an annual review program before publishing Nepal Human Rights Year Book 2020 on 22 December in which Burlakoti mentioned about the court’s decision and compensation’s information not reaching the victim. He said, ‘The victims are unknown to justice and are deprived of compensation.’

He has requested INSEC to research and mention about the status of victims’ justice in the Nepal Human Rights Year Book. CDO Gyan Nath Dhakal talked about the problems of prisoners of and beyond Myagdi which is found to be same. He also said at present there are prisons with the capacity of 11 thousand but 22 thousand prisoners reside in them.

Mahendra Marasini, DSP of District Police Office said the DPO doesn’t compromise in any case and when informed of any unregistered criminal cases they bring those cases also for legal processing.

The Deputy Mayor of Beni Municipality, Sanju Baruwal said out of 45 complaints filed in the Beni Municipality’s Legal Committee; majority of them are of domestic violence. She raised questions on the availability of education to children. She also said that INSEC Year Book also needs to comprise reasons along with the presented statistics.

Citizen Society’s coordinator Sudarshan Kumar Shrestha has requested to include cases related to male violence as well. In the program, the district representative of INSEC Myagdi, Amrit Baskune presented statistics of 33 cases of Human Rights Violence and Torture in 2019. Furthermore participants who presented their opinions were: Tara Nath Sharma, President of Federation of Nepali Journalists, Women Human Rights Defender Network’s Chairperson Rekha Kaushal, Human rights and Peace Society’s Chairperson Nabaraj Sharma, Chiranjivi Sharma, President of Nepal Bar Association Myagdi, Uttam Kumar Karmacharya, President of Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Myagdi, Deepak Poudel, President of Non-Governmental Organization Federation of Nepal, Netra Mahat, President of  Nepal Children’s Organization and Dhurba Lal Sharma, President of Myagdi Literary Society.

Amrit Baskune