Recently in Nepal Category
Kathmandu, March 19
The United Nations and Donor Peace Support Support Working Group on UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Tuesday expressed concern about the lack of a public draft of the bill to establish the Commission of Inquiry on Disappearances.
Issuing a press statement, the United Nations Information Centre said a commission whose very purpose is to investigate and disclose the truth about cases of disappeared ought to be established with full transparency.
BBC News, Kathmandu
Forensic scientists in Nepal are investigating a recently discovered site thought to contain the buried or cremated remains of up to 49 people.
The site is thought to contain the remains of people who disappeared after being detained by the army during a decade of conflict with Maoist rebels.
Experts from Finland and Nepal are investigating the suspected grave site in secluded forests north of Kathmandu.
Kathmandu, January 22, 2008: Human rights advocates in Nepal are using bicycles to pressure the government to resolve hundreds of disappearances.
The unusual campaign was launched on January 15 by 15 volunteers from the Collective Campaign for Peace (COCAP), a network of human rights groups and a partner of The Advocacy Project (AP). AP is sponsoring one of the cyclists, Ramesh Adhikari, at a cost of $376.
Kathmandu, Jan. 15: Both political leaders and human rights activists of national and international stature have as usual stressed on the need to setting up a commission of inquiry for making public the whereabouts of the disappeared and bring the culprits to book and thereby end the ongoing culture of impunity.
The leaders and the activists pointed out at the aforementioned urgency at the inaugural function of a 37-day nation-wide cycle rally to mount pressure on the government and the political parties to work for clarifying the status of the missing persons during the ten-year-long armed conflict and raise public awareness on the issue of impunity. The rally is organised by the Common Campaign for Peace (COCAP) as part of its concern campaign for the disappeared citizens.
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A press release issued by the British Embassy in
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Carrying banners and placards, angry demonstrators chanted slogans demanding that the army barrack disclose the whereabouts of the missing people, most of whom are believed to have been detained there since the mobilisation of the army in 2001.
Some human rights activists also joined in the demonstration.
They accused the government of being indifferent to their plight and repeated requests for relief.
In a memorandum submitted to Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula and Speaker Subash Nembang today, they stated that they would soon resort to protest, if their demands were not addressed at the earliest.
A fact finding mission of CWIN (Child Workers in Nepal Concerned Centre) had visited the violence hit area only three days back which submitted a report today to the public.
The report says that the number of Children injured and those disappeared could swell further.
Some of the children who survived the carnage and witnessed the blood bath have yet to recover from their lost memory. Their mental condition is in disorder, the report says.
The Kathmandu Government under Koirala perhaps is unaware of all these upheavals in Kapilvastu.