Rule of law must to respect human rights: NHRC Chair

KATHMANDU: Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Anup Raj Sharma has said human rights could not be protected unless the impunity was addressed and rule of law maintained. 

Inaugurating the national gathering of human rights defenders here Sunday, Chairman Sharma urged the human rights defenders to work fairly. “Human rights defenders must shun party agenda. They must not be divided on political grouping but work independently,” he underscored.
On the occasion, INSEC Chair Subodh Raj Pyakurel, NHRC member Govinda Poudel Vice Chair of Nepal Bar Association, Usha Malla Pathak, hoped that the gathering would be useful to build human rights friendly culture.
Deputy Director at NHRC, Yagya Adhikari, said although Nepal’s constitution is human rights friendly, it is yet to be effectively implemented.
A total of 215 representatives from 67 districts have attended the two day gathering. The rights in different fronts would be discussed during the meet. RSS

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