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Krishna Adhikari

Krishna Adhikari On 6 June 2004, Krishna Prasad Adhikari, a resident of Fujel village of Gorkha District, was murdered in Chitwan District by Maoist cadres. Krishna Prasad was visiting his grandparents after having taken the SLC examinations, and he was abducted from Bakullahar Chowk by men who came on a motorcycle ...
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Maina Sunuwar

Maina Sunuwar Around 6 am on February 17, 2004, a group of RNA soldiers arrested Ms Maina Sunuwar, a 15-year-old schoolgirl of Kharelthok VDC-6, Kavre district. She disappeared since her arrest. Her family members, with support from villagers and school where Maina was a student, visited detention centers ...
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Sanjeev Kumar Karna

Sanjeev Kumar Karna Sanjeev Kumar Karna was one among the 11 persons arrested on October 8, 2003. On that fateful day, they had gone to attend a picnic program organized by the students at a place called Kariyachauri VDC-4, and from picnic, they went to Kataiya Chowri Area of Dhanusha district where they ate some food ...
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Arjun Bahadur Lama

Arjun Bahadur Lama, 48 years in age, permanent resident of Chhatrebas VDC -5, Dapcha in Kavre district was abducted by a group of Maoist cadres, three in number, on 29 April 2005 (2062.1.16 BS) from the premises of Sri Krishna Secondary School at Chhatrebas VDC-1 of the district.
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Hari Prasad Bolakhe

Hari Prasad Bolakhe, 35 (while missing) a permanent resident of Phulbari VDC-8, Kavre district, a pastor by profession, had been missing since the arrest December 27, 2003, was reportedly killed by security persons. A team of National Human Rights Commission discovered a human skeleton in a jungle ...
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Sarala Sapkota

Around 11 p.m. on July 15, 2004, a group of 12 armed soldiers arrested Sarala Sapkota at her grandfather’s house. The family, who witnessed the arrest, stated that soldiers gave Sarala no reason for her arrest. After her arrest, Sarala’s family went to Baireni barracks and the DPO ...
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Birendra Shah

On the evening of 5 October 2007, Mr. Birendra Shah, 34, resident of Inruwasira VDC-8, Bara district, a local journalist of Bara district and correspondent of Nepal FM, Avenues Television and Dristi weekly, was abducted by Maoists from Pipara Bazaar in Kalaiya, the district headquarters of Bara ...
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Bishwanath Parajuli, Tom Nath Poudel and Dhan Bahadur Tamang

Three persons namely Bishwonath Parajuli (also called Nagendra Parajuli), Tom Nath Poudel and Dhan Bahadur Tamang of Hasandaha VDC, Morang were shot dead by the security personnel on 28 September 2004. According to the eyewitnesses, other victims and the villagers, about 16 people were arrested ...
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Chot Nath Ghimire and Shekhar Nath Ghimire

Chot Nath Ghimire, a 58-year-old farmer, resident of Ishaneshor VDC-4, Ratamate Majhpokhari of Lamjung district was allegedly arrested by the Joint Security Forces of Joint Security Camp stationed at Bhorlatar VDC, Lamjung district on February 2, 2002 (2058.10.20). The security camp called Mr. ...
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Bhauna Tharu

Bhauna Tharu (Bhauna Chaudhary in the citizenship card), 21 years old male (at the time of the incident; Date of Birthe: 8 September 1978), son of Purna Bahadur Chaudhary, permanent resident of Sujanpur village, Neulapur VDC-4, Bardiya district, and an employee of Rastriya Gobar Gas, Gulariya, ...
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Close Encounters

Stories from the Frontline of Human Rights Work in Nepal

Close Encounters
During Nepal’s armed conflict and its aftermath, human rights violations not only scarred and destroyed the victims but had a devastating effect on the lives of human rights defenders.
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District Courts Indifferent to Juvenile Justice

02 July 2020, Kathmandu: In the course of prioritizing the best interest of children amid COVID-19 concerns, on 20 March 2020, 25 March 2020 and 3 April 2020, the full bench of the Supreme Court (SC) issued directives that minors currently detained at correction facilities in different parts of the country to be handed over to their parents or guardians upon request to serve the remainder of their sentence at home. However, district courts are found deciding cases against the very spirit of SC's order. Even in offenses of similar nature, some Courts have released the juveniles whereas some rejected the application for release. More importantly, Judges of district courts have been using their absolute discretionary power to decide cases. These inconsistencies in decisions have already raised discourse in legal community. It also poses an imminent risk in the administration of the justice.

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AF releases torture report - The Need of New Polices and Legal Reform

AF releases torture report - The Need of New Polices and Legal Reform

26 June 2020, Kathmandu: In order to commemorate the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture-2020, Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) has published a report titled, "Torture in Nepal in 2019-The Need for New Policies and Legal Reform" on torture/ill-treatment of detainees in police custody presenting an analysis of data collected from detainees in police custody and Child Correction Homes (CCHs) in 2019. This year, AF also analysed data on compensation to assess the effectiveness of the laws, policies and practices in place to provide compensation and reparation for victims of torture.

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Conflict Victims Draw Attention of Stakeholders-Submit Memorandum in Banke

Conflict Victims Draw Attention of Stakeholders-Submit Memorandum in Banke

On 23 June 2020, Advocacy Forum-Nepal together with District Transitional Network, Banke submitted a memorandum to Ajay Kumar Shrivastav (Coordinator, District Coordination Committee, Banke), Dirgharaj Upadhyay (Assistant Chief District Officer, District Administration Office, Banke), Uma Thapa Magar (Deputy Chief, Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan Office) and Chandrakanta Chapagain (Chief, National Human Rights Commission, Nepalgunj), regarding the concerns of conflict victims during the COVID-19. The Memorandum was also communicated to Baijanath Rural Municipality via an email.

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High Court Decides in Favor of Two Children

High Court repeals the decision of Banke District Court and orders to take appropriate decision relating to two children kept in Child Correction Home

Tulsipur High Court, Nepalgunj Bench has ordered Banke District to take an appropriate decision relating to a writ of habeas corpus filed by Advocacy Forum on behalf  two children Lakhanwar and Puraina (psudonyms). Taking the decision made by Full Bench of Supreme Court regarding the present Covid-19 situation and the best interests of the children into consideration, High Court has repealed Banke District Court’s decision of not releasing the children on parental custody and further issued an order to take an appropriate decision so that they can be released into parental custody under condition to be presented whenever the Court summons.

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AF aids on Organizing Health Camp in Child Correction Home - Banke

AF aids on Organizing Health Camp in Child Correction Home - Banke

On 20 June 2020, Advocacy Forum-Nepal organized a health camp in coordination with Health Page and Bageshwori Television at Jayandu Child Correction Home situated at Duduwa Rural Municipality of Banke district. In the health camp, out of 101 children housed at the Child Correction Home, 73 children received necessary medical treatment. A major health problem was skin diseases spreading easily because of overcrowding in the correction home. A follow-up health camp will also be organized.

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High Court Tulsipur, Nepalgunj issues an interim order- ordered to the concerned authorities to adopt concrete measures to prevent COVID-19, maintain minimum standards of quarantine and isolation facilities

Responding to the writ petition filed by a group of lawyers including AF, the High Court Tulsipur, Nepalgunj Bench on 24 May 2020, issued an interim order in the name of District Administration Office, Banke et al. to file the written response within 15 days of the order. The single bench of Hon’ble Justice Rajesh Kumar Kafle directed authorities at local levels of Banke and Bardiya to collect the verified data of labour force, helpless people residing in the respective area and to immediately publish the updated list in the website of the concerned authority.

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Situation of Women and Children in Rupandehi, Kapilvastu and Banke districts during Covid-19 lockdown

Situation of Women and Children in Rupandehi, Kapilvastu and Banke districts during Covid-19 lockdown

21 May 2020: Till 21 May 2020, there are 758 quarantine facilities with 26,336 bed capacity in Province 5  of Nepal. Altogether 17,059 people are currently housed in those facilities. However, despite the growing number of people entering to Nepal from India and suspects of corona infection increasing, the Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) has been conducted in only 10,532 people. Below is a data  collected by Advocacy Forum-Nepal that gives picture of number of people housed in various quarantine facilities of Province 5.

 

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Human Rights Monitoring Committee monitors the prison in Banke, prisoners deprived of basic human rights

Human Rights Monitoring Committee monitors the prison in Banke, prisoners deprived of basic human rights

On 10 May 2020, the members of Human Rights Monitoring Committee, Banke (Advocate Basanta Gautam from Advocacy Forum-Nepal, Bikash Acharya, Chairperson of Nepalgunj High Court Bar Association, Suresh Kumar Gautam, Member of FIAN Nepal, Prahlad Karki from Human Rights Organization of Nepal and Biswajit Tiwari from Human Rights Investigation) visited the Banke Prison. The objective of the visit was to monitor the situation of detainees kept in District Prison, Banke amid fear of COVID-19 spread and to monitor whether the prisoners kept in the prison are provided access to the basic human rights and safety from COVID-19. Likewise, one of the objectives was to make aware to the authorities concerned about the human rights situation of prisoners in the prison. 

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AF together with human rights activists visited the Child Correction Home, Juveniles in need of immediate health support

AF together with human rights activists visited the Child Correction Home, Juveniles in need of immediate health support

On 10 May 2020, team members of Human Rights Monitoring Committee, Banke (Advocate Basanta Gautam from Advocacy Forum-Nepal, Bikash Acharya, Chairperson of Nepalgunj High Court Bar Association, Suresh Kumar Gautam, Member of FIAN Nepal, Prahlad Karki from Human Rights Organization of Nepal and Biswajit Tiwari from Human Rights Investigation) visited the Child Correction Home, Banke. The objective of the visit was to monitor the situation of Child Correction Home amid fear of COVID-19 spread and to monitor whether the juveniles kept in the Child Correction Home are provided access to the basic human rights and safety and security.

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Human Rights Monitoring Committee, Nepalgunj Draws Attention of Stakeholders

Human Rights Monitoring Committee, Nepalgunj Draws Attention of Stakeholders

6 May 2020, Kathmandu: Duty of state to protect basic human rights of people persists during time of crisis. The current pandemic situation caused by Covid-19 has adversely affected the lives of people all around the globe. Amid this critical situation, the Human Rights Monitoring Committee, Nepalgunj, in which Advocacy Forum-Nepal is also a member, monitored the human rights situation in Banke district and draws attention of the stakeholders concerned during meeting and submitted an attention letter. Likewise, they issued a press statement in order to bring various issues of human rights to the attention of concerned stakeholders.

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