OHCHR calls for smooth supply of goods to Nepal

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The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has called for an end to the ongoing obstruction of essential supplies to Nepal, and urged parties on either side of the Nepal-India border to ensure smooth supply of essentials and services.

The UN human rights office has also expressed its concern over the killing of at least 50 people during protests in the Terai since August. It has said that its attention was particularly drawn by conflicting information about the recent incident where protesters in front of the district police station in Saptari pelted stones, and used other violence against the police who then responded with the use of live ammunition. The protesters after that were taken to nearby Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital for treatment, where police entered the hospital and assaulted the protesters and hospital staff.

The OHCHR has urged both the government and the agitating Madhesi parties to engage in a meaningful, inclusive and open dialogue to create a climate where minority and dissenting views are respected.


Friday, Nov 27, 2015 12:36 pm


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