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Nepal's human rights situation yet to improve: NHRC

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Nepal's rights body has drawn the government's attention towards the serious situation in the country, saying authorities have not been paying enough attention to the condition of marginalised communities, Dalits, and women.

The National Commission (NHRC) said the government has failed to improve the overall situation in the country.

In its annual report (2017-2018) submitted by the NHRC chief, the rights body said there were questions over various commissions formed in accordance with the Constitution.

"The government has failed to make public the status of forcefully disappeared persons and deliver justice to the kin of persons killed during the conflict even after over a decade of the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord," said the report submitted by NHRC to on Monday.

It also stated there was not clarity in the concurrent powers of the three levels of government provisioned in the Constitution with the country adopting a federal structure since the promulgation of the new charter in 2015.

"No ample progress has been made in the area of economic, social, cultural and human rights. Use of children in elections, caste discrimination, and lack of people's access to health continue to exist," it said.

Labour exploitation of Nepalese working abroad and rise in cases of domestic violence has posed a serious threat to normal life, stated the report as it criticised the non-implementation of recommendations made by the NHRC.

The report also listed details of reforms required to promote and protect human rights, adding that the formulation of a national action plan relating to human rights was a positive achievement.

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First Published: Tue, December 11 2018. 20:50 IST