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NHRC concerned over current conflicts

KATHMANDU:
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has expressed concern over the conflict going on between the ruling and the opposition parties.
It is a sad development for the accusation and counter-accusations between the ruling parties and the opposition parties on the issue of whether or not to prosecute the accused in the killing of journalist Dekendra Thapa under the existing criminal laws assuming the shape of a conflict, the NHRC said.
The commission concluded that based on the preliminary information, the statement by the ruling side by underestimating the local level situation and the attitude of the opposition to bar the UCPN (Maoist) leaders from entering the district and attending the party’s district convention were responsible for inviting the situation of confrontation.
A press release undersigned by NHRC secretary Bishal Khanal also states that it is regrettable the UCPN (Maoist) office was vandalised due to the tense situation resulting from the police interference in the peaceful demonstration and civilians.
The NHRC has also flayed the abuse meted out to the journalists and the local media houses that had hit the streets demanding action against the culprits of the killing of journalist Dekendra Thapa and the subsequent vandalism.
The Commission has also dispatched a monitoring team towards Dailekh for taking stock of the latest developments in Dailekh district headquarters.

Published Date: Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 | 06:24 AM

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