KATHMANDU — The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has drawn the administration’s attention urging it to carry out works as per the letter and spirit of the Supreme Court verdicts related to the road expansion.
The constitutional human rights body drew the government’s attention citing the State violated the rights of the local people who are affected by the road expansion carried out in the Kathmandu Valley in contravention of even the Supreme Court’s directives and stay orders.
The NHRC also appealed to the bodies concerned to ensure that an individual’s dignity of life and the right to shelter is respected.
NHRC stated that the Supreme Court had, on December 17, 2015, drawn the government’s attention not to put marks at private houses and pull them down in a unilateral manner while carrying out the road widening works in course of implementing development and road expansion program in the urban areas without fulfilling the due process and providing compensation as specified by the law.
“The Article 25 of the Constitution of Nepal has guaranteed the right to property as the fundamental right of the citizens and the Article 126 (2) mentions that it is the duty and responsibility of the government bodies and an individual to obey the court order,” NHRC spokesperson Mohana Ansari stated in a press release today.
2 Nepalis in Lhasa jail for smuggling gold
RASUWA — Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.
Gyal Dorje Tamang of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-5 in Rasuwa and Bikash Waiba of Hakubesi of Aamachhodongmo Rural Municipality were detained in Chinese territory by the customs department informers of the Tibet government around a month ago as they were about to enter Nepal on a truck bearing the Nepali number plate.
The Chinese side confiscated nine pieces of precious yellow metal from the two, Rasuwa District Police Office quoted the Nepal Consulate General Office in Lhasa as saying.
According to Rasuwa DPO’s Inspector of Police Dhruba Silwal, further details regarding the case are awaited.
It may be noted that the Chinese side has already started implementing the proposal floated by the Nepali side during the past border-security meetings to increase its surveillance in such illegal affairs bearing in mind increasing smuggling of gold into Nepali territory via China, as Silwal said.Follow @gorkhapost