HUMLA, April 7: A library with 238 books was established at Humla Jail by the Book Campaign Sub Committee (BCSC) on Saturday. Chief District Officer Dholak Raj Dhakal informed Republica that the library was established with the aim of promoting positive thinking and educating the inmates. The 'Book Campaign' organized by the Community-Police Partnership Program, established the library in Humla after three months since its initiation. A library each was established in the jails of each district of Karnali on Saturday.
The library in Humla had 206 books from various authors, and 32 books were donated during the inauguration.
Humla's CDO Dhakal expressed the need for everybody to realize the necessity to treat every human equally, in accordance with the constitution and hence establish a systematic and proper jail building for the inmates. The supposed inmates are currently held in police custody at the District Police Office, and the library is established at the District Prison Office.
Inmates held in police custody due to lack of jail building in Humla
The old jail is reportedly completely dilapidated, and the tender process for a new building has just begun. The inmates are therefore being held in rooms meant for initial police custody. There are two rooms each for men and women. One is meant for the initial police custody and the other for after the court's verdict. Harihar Khadka, information officer of the jail, stated that the jail had no women inmates and it would create complications if one were to arrive. He also informed that two inmates had just been transferred to Banke district's jail.