KATHMANDU, Sept 4: Even after a decade, the victims of Oriental Cooperative, which is headed by Sudhir Basnet, have not received justice. Although a commission has prepared a report that about Rs 17 billion should be returned to the victims of the cooperative and housing, the victims remain frustrated as they have not received the promised funds.
KATHMANDU, Sept 1: Despite having ample resources in the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA), disaster victims continue to suffer due to bureaucratic complications and delays in fund distribution.
KATHMANDU, Aug 24: Voices of the conflict victims have grown louder as they caution against the passage of a transitional justice bill that threatens to compromise the justice system by granting amnesty to perpetrators. They call for the swift amendment to the Transitional Justice Bill to align with the directives of the Supreme Court and international human rights standards.
For too long, the victims of problematic cooperatives have suffered the brunt of financial losses, and their pleas for justice fell on deaf ears. However, after months of protests, the victims of cooperatives have finally found a ray of hope when the government reached an agreement with their representatives.
The Gaur massacre remains an indelible stain on Nepal's history, haunting the memories of victims' families for the past 17 years. The tragic incident, which claimed the lives of 28 innocent people, is a painful reminder of the violence that plagued the nation during tumultuous times.
CHANDRAPUR (RAUTAHAT), July 30: Victims have started a sit-in protest in Chandranigahapur of Rautahat district demanding the government to book the murderers of Gaur massacre that happened 17 years ago.
The recent distressing scenes at Maitighar Mandala in the capital city, where victims of various cooperatives have been forced to sleep on the streets for justice, reveal a picture of the grim reality of the state of the cooperative sector in our country. It is disheartening to witness fellow citizens, who have entrusted their hard-earned money to these cooperatives, left in despair, struggling to reclaim what rightfully belongs to them. This situation demands immediate attention from the government to address the deep-rooted issues plaguing the cooperative sector.
DANG, May 8: Sabina Pandit (name changed) from Ghorahi, after finding out that her sister was preparing to go to America as a Bhutanese refugee, asked her to arrange a meeting with the people as she also wanted to go to America as a refugee. Her request was passed. The two sisters decided to go to America together.
KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Two youths from Panchdev Vinayak Municipality-8 Kosedi of Achham, who were in a critical condition after being caught in the fire, have been brought to Kathmandu by a Nepali Army helicopter for further treatment at the initiative of the Prime Minister's Office.
KATHMANDU, August 13: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has urged victims of loan sharking to file complaints along with evidence. This comes in the wake of the rising number of victims of such cases in Nepal.
KATHMANDU, July 30: The government will provide free treatment to acid attack survivors. The Ministry of Health and Population issued a notice stating that people who are attacked with acid can get free emergency treatment services from any health institutions in the country.
SINDHULI, JUNE 30: Even amid incessant rains, earthquake victims of Sindhuli have to rush to the office of the District Project Implementation Unit to receive the housing reconstruction grants. After the government set the deadline of June 29 to submit the documents for the grant for housing construction, the quake victims have left the plantation and lined up at the office with umbrellas to collect the grant. Although the initial deadline was fixed till June 29, considering the problems of the service recipients, the office accepted documents till June 30.
KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has directed the officials concerned to provide relief to the families of the three people who died due to strong winds in the Terai and the people affected by the snowfall in the high hilly and mountainous districts.
KATHMANDU, Dec 12: While the country is running a 16-day campaign against gender-based violence, with the slogan, "Let's start at home to end violence against women", 28 women and girls have fallen victim of domestic violence.
BAITADI, Oct 26: Shivnath Rural Municipality has distributed relief to the families of those killed in the landslide. Chairman Karna Singh Saund said that cash relief has been distributed to the families of those who died in a landslide on October 19.
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.