KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Neeti Khadka*, an undergraduate student, had a horrible experience inside a public bus last year. She was on her way home from college, and a man in his 40s touched her from behind. Both were standing in a crowded bus, heading to Thankot from New Bus Park. He inched closer, wanting to rub his body against hers, as his hands were moving over her shoulder, trying to reach her chest. She tried to push him off but he wouldn't care. She was in tears, and did not know how to react. He started touching her sensitive parts. A woman intervened after a few minutes.
At a time when the ruling party has been criticized by the victims and rights bodies for doing little to speed up resolution of transitional justice (TJ) process and the international community has been repeatedly expressing concerns regarding the perennial delay in ensuring justice to the victims of conflict-era crimes, the government has renewed the process to restart long-stalled TJ process.
It’s unfortunate that a larger number of people are cheated by agents, often associated with foreign employment agencies, in the name of foreign employment in Nepal. There is a consistent pattern. People are offered well-paying jobs in destinations such as Dubai, Japan, Korea even the United States. In return, they demand huge money, often in millions, as fee to enable their entry in those destinations.
KATHMANDU, July 31: Settling the long-delayed conflict-era cases is becoming further complicated as international actors increase pressure on national political players while domestic stakeholders remain divided over how to conclude the transitional justice process.
Nepal’s transitional justice process is getting prolonged further while the victims of the atrocities carried out by both the state forces and rebels during the decade-long Maoist insurgency are still waiting for justice. This is a great injustice to the victims and betrayal to the national cause of finding the truths about extra-judicial killings and other atrocities that took place during the war. This is no time for complacency.
KATHMANDU, July 19: While questioning the independence of the ongoing selection process to appoint commissioners at the two transitional justice bodies, the Conflict Victims' Common Platform (CVCP) has demanded to put on hold all works of the recommendation committee immediately.
KATHMANDU, July 11: The government has decided to provide Rs one million to the family of Saroj Narayan Singh who was shot dead by the police who opened fire on the agitating crowd in the course of dispersing them.
SARLAHI, July 5: After four days of tussle, life has finally turned back to normalcy in Sarlahi as the family members of the child who drowned in a pit dug up near the Banke River and the youth who got killed while protesting for him signed an agreement with the local unit on Wednesday evening.
SURKHET, April 30: Five years after being displaced by the ravaging flood of 2014, the victims of Surkhet will finally receive the first tranche of grant for the reconstruction of their houses on Tuesday.
Karnali Province government is planning to distribute Rs 150,000 as the first tranche to the victims from Tuesday.
BARA, April 12: The menacing tornado of last Sunday wrecked hundreds of houses in Bara and Parsa districts compelling many households to live under the open sky on empty stomachs. After crying over their loss for days, the victims have now started repairing their houses by clearing up the debris.
BARA, April 3: After the raging storm wrecked her home on Sunday, Nur Jaha Khatun, 35, of Feta Rural Municipality-6, Purainiya remained awake for two days. She now has no house to sleep in and no food .
SINDHULI, Feb 20: On August 12, National Reconstruction Authority's Central Project Implementation Unit (Grant Management and Local Infrastructure), Kathmandu, publicized a notice. Quake victims were informed that they could transfer their names from the list of Retrofitting grant recipients to reconstruction beneficiaries.
KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Civil society members have urged the government to protect complaints and testimonies collected from victims and families of those who were killed or disappeared during the Maoist insurgency.
ANKARA, Dec 13: A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing nine people and injuring 47 others, officials said.
KATHMANDU, Nov 7: Expressing disappointment over the failure of transitional justice mechanisms to provide them justice, victims of the decade-long Maoist armed insurgency have demanded a high-level mechanism with ownership by political actors and other stakeholders, to expedite the transitional justice process.
KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Ram Prasad Bhatta, who was injured in police firing that claimed the first casualty of Maoist insurgency in the district of Gorkha, has complained of being deprived of the government relief.
KATHMANDU, Sept 26: After rigorous treatment at Kritipur Hospital for 13 days, doctors have said 16-year-old Sushmita Das, one of the two victims of the acid attack at Chandrapur Municipality-6, Rautahat, is out of danger.
JANAKPURDHAM, Sept 25: The province 2 government has expressed its sadness over the death of Samjhana Das of Chandranigapur of Rautahat who was severely injured in an acid attack on September 11. The government has also announced additional compensation to the bereaved family.
KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Following the death of one of the acid attack victims of Rautahat on Sunday, the family members of the victims have demanded strong action against the perpetrator. They have also expressed dissatisfaction toward the lack of support from the government.
DHADING, Sept 12: The great earthquake of April 2015 rendered Shahadev Jamarkattel of Gajuri Rural Municipality - 8 homeless. After his concrete house was badly damaged, his family started living in a tent.
RASUWA, Sept 11: Three-and-a-half years after the devastating earthquake, over 800 locals of Rasuwa district, which was one of the hardest hit districts, are yet to begin reconstruction of their houses.
ILAM, Sept 2: On September 29, 2002, Khadananda Adhikari of Paanchthar’s Yangwarak Rural Municipality-1, Chyangthapu was shot dead while walking. His family members saw the brutal scene of him being shot by 36 bullets. “Why was my husband killed?” questioned his wife Homa, adding, “I have been asking this question for the past 12 years but have received no answer.”