NHRC recommends govt to ensure dignified life of border people


Kathmandu, May 25/The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has recommended the three-tier governments to protect human rights of Nepali citizens residing along the border areas.

The human rights watchdog body has issued a 22-point recommendation to the Federal Government, a six-point suggestion to the state governments and a seven-point proposal to the local governments towards that end.

It has sought the permanent solution to remaining border dispute issues and proceed with meaningful and effective diplomatic efforts to ensure the rights of citizens residing along border points including in the tri-junction of Nepal, India and China to live a dignified life.

Similarly, it wants the government to take diplomatic steps to make sure compensation for those Nepali affected by the constructions of Sharada, Gandak and Koshi river barrages as an immediate relief and create an atmosphere in which citizens of both countries (Nepal and India) could be equally benefited by bilateral agreements on the long run. ” It seems that Nepali people residing in the vicinities of the Sharada, Gandak and Koshi river areas have not been proportionally benefited by bilateral agreements,” the NHRC said.

The NHRC demanded the collection of details of those people whose multidimensional rights have been violated due to the under-construction and already constructed development infrastructures along the border lands and make arrangements for providing them immediate relief and compensation. It has recommended the government to make initiation for productive diplomatic ways so as not to let such situation reoccur in the future.
The government has been asked to put appropriate measures to guarantee the economic, social, cultural, civic and political rights of people living along the border areas. It has sought the full guarantee of people’s right to live without any fear caused by wild animals from parks and wildlife in Nepal and India. —

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