Amnesty calls Nepal PM to end impunity

KATHMANDU: The Amnesty International (AI) Nepal has submitted a memorandum to Chairman of the Interim Election Council of Ministers, Khil Raj Regmi, today for effective initiative for ending impunity in Nepal and for the protection of human rights and labour rights of those Nepalis going for overseas employment.

A delegation led by Chairman of National working Committee of the AI Nepal, Shambhu Thakur, submitted the memo to Chairman Regmi.

On the occasion, Chairman Regmi said that the government is aware not to allow human rights violation and the government will take the demands put forth by AI Nepal in a positive way, said Former Chairman of AI Nepal, Krishna Kandel, quoting Chairman Regmi.

Thakur said that AI Nepal submitted the memo to Chairman Regmi as AI Nepal is worried over institutionalization of impunity, promoting and rewarding others guilty of human rights violations rather than forwarding process of action.

The AI Nepal demanded that the government should support on implementing different court decisions on forwarding judicial actions against anyone involved in the violation of human rights.

It has demanded that the government should ensure the implementation of not giving amnesty in the cases like individual murder, abduction, torture, and forced disappearances that were termed criminal activities by international law.

Former Chairman of the AI Nepal, Krishna Kandel, said the human rights organization also demanded that the government should create an environment of making the condition of disappeared public by forming a fair, free, and capable investigation commission as per the Comprehensive Peace Accord, Interim Constitution, and the directives of the Supreme Court in 2064 B.S.

He said they have suggested the government not to give rights to the commission for giving amnesty in the cases of severe violations of human rights, and excesses.

The AI Nepal further demanded that the government should implement the law prohibiting charging of excessive interests from the people, who leave the country for foreign employment, for protecting their human rights and labor rights as managed by the law.