KAWASOTI, Nov 22: A total of 64 cases of human rights violations have been reported in Nawalpur district in the past 11 months, the Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) said. Of them, most of the affected ones are children and women.
The INSEC officials shared this at a program organized for the Human Rights Year Book, 2019 pre-review meeting in Nawalpur district. As many as 22 children were affected in 31 registered cases of rape and sexual harassment. It is said that the court has given clean chits to six alleged perpetrators in an alleged case of rape and sexual harassment.
INSEC district representatives Tirtharaj Dumre shared that 14 cases of domestic violence, six deaths from the non-state actors, three of polygamy and some other cases of rights violations were reported in the district during the review period.
On the occasion, Superintendent of Nepal Police Ramesh Thapa said the issue of human rights violation could be reduced with the consortium efforts of all including civil society, political parties and the victims. He, however, admitted that the process to initiate actions against the perpetrators could be affected in a situation due to delayed reporting of the cases to the police administration due to lack of consciousness among the community members.