NHRC Monitors Election

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Kathmandu, Nov. 13: The National Human Rights Commission has intensified the monitoring of Constituent Assembly election process based on a phase-wise special plan.

Issuing a press release on Wednesday, the NHRC said it has begun monitoring of the election in order to ensure free, fair and credible atmosphere for the same. The monitoring is conducted in three phases- pre-election, election and post-election.

As per the monitoring done so far, the NHRC has found the voters and election candidates menaced with bomb explosion, vandalism, attack, arson and clashes. With this, people’s right to vote in a fear-free atmosphere is likely to be suppressed, the NHRC said.

The women in some district in Tarai lacked proper voter education. Similarly, children were used in the election campaigning in Dhading, Dhankuta, Doti and Mugu districts. The people from upper mountainous regions as from Mustang district were likely to be deprived of voting rights, as they began coming down the hills to escape snowfall and severe cold.

Most of the political parties have breached the election code of conduct; some civil servants including VDC secretaries were involved in party campaigning. Teachers’ organizations, media persons and election observers were also found participating and seeking votes for their favourite parties, the NHRC pointed.

The NHRC said it conducted on-site monitoring in different 31 districts during the nomination of the CA candidates and collected facts (data) on human rights situation from 70 districts (excluding Sankhuwasabha, Solu, Dailekh, Jajarkot and Surkhet).

Meanwhile, former office bearers of the NHRC have urged the CPN-Maoist and its front to immediately call off the transport strike which has crippled normal life on the eve of the CA election.

Former members of the NHRC, Ram Nagina Singh, Sushil Pyakurel, Sudip Pathak, Gauri Pradhan, Dr KB Rokaya have urged the CPN-Maoist to call off the banda, reasoning it was against civic and political rights of the people.

The banda was not only affecting people’s daily life but also violating people’s freedom to exercise fundamental rights including the vote to right, they argued. RSS

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