32 activists arrested for anti-govt protests in Nepal

At least 32 Nepalese human rights activists, including nine women, were arrested on Wednesday in Kathmandu for staging anti-government protests. The protest was organised by the Human Rights and Peace Society, Nepal demanding resignation of Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Rabindra Adhikari for his alleged involvement in wide body aircraft purchase corruption and fulfillment of demands of…

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Control pollution, NHRC tells government

The National Human Rights Commission has recommended that the government mitigate the adverse impacts of environmental pollution on public health and promote cleanliness in Kathmandu valley to ensure that the citizen’s right live in a clean environment is not violated. Article 35 (4) of the constitution establishes each citizen’s right…

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They are citizens too Gender equality was sacrificed in the name of preserving social and cultural values – BHARATI SILAWAL-GIRI

The preamble to the constitution promises ‘to build an egalitarian society founded on the proportional inclusive and participatory principles in order to ensure economic equality, prosperity and social justice, by eliminating discrimination based on class, caste, region, language, religion and gender and all forms of caste-based untouchability’. Nevertheless, discriminatory provisions…

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