KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Data has revealed that the incidents of human rights violation are on the rise in Nepal in recent times.
According to a report entitled "Human Rights Year Book 2020" unveiled by the Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) in the capital on Wednesday, cases of human rights violations have sharply increased in 2019 compared to the previous year. In 2018, a total of 5,110 were reported to be the victim of violation while the figure increased by 1,532 and reached as many as 6,642 in 2019.
Of them, 68 females and 832 males were found to be victimized whereas 5,058 females and 654 males were reported to have been victimized by various atrocities, according to the report.
Executive director of INSEC Binayaraj Gautam informed that seven persons were shot dead in Nepal during the last year. Of them, 2 were killed in Bhojpour, 2 more in Sarlahi, and 1 each in Saptari, Rupandehi and Kapilvastu.
Similarly, 13 persons were tortured, 702 were forced to remain in detention, 62 persons suffered from caste discrimination, and 40 had to face inhumane treatment. Moreover, 98 were deprived of the right to assembly and organization while 35 were intimidated over the year.
297 more were the victims of physical assult while 8 were forced to flee from their homes and 2 went missing.
The year 2019 witnessed 3,363 cases of violence against women. Of them, 2,079 were victims of domestic violence and 530 were rape victims.