The National Human Rights Commission has shown interest regarding the deteriorating situation of freedom of movement and freedom of expression in the nation.
Conflicts of stopping Nepali Congress leader Minendra Rijal from serving a program in Tanahun and assault on Gyanendra Shahi in Chitwan lately have acted a threat to citizens’ right to freedom of movement and freedom of expression, the rights body stated.
The National Human Rights Commission recalled the government that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights-1948, and the constitution had affirmed the right to freedom of expression, assemble peaceably, and the right to reside in any parts of the nation.
In a press release issued by the rights, the body stated, “The NHRC witnesses that these conflicts have profaned the fundamental rights of people, but the government has yet to manifest its responsibility towards ensuring these rights in future.”
The government’s inertia to appeal to book the perpetrators of several cases has developed a rigorous question on its responsibility to good governance and human rights in the nation.
“Lack of importance on part of the administration on freedom of movement and freedom of expression is not enough for any nation. Hence, the NHRC advises the government to build an environment where residents can enjoy their right to freedom of peaceful gathering, movement, and expression without fear,” the statement in the press release said.
The National Human Rights Commission has also announced on the government not to ‘hijack the basic rights of people following any pretexts. “The NHRC asks the government to bear all charges acquired while the treatment of Shahi and open action on the guilty, by conducting a reasonable investigation into the conflict.