The government has made commitment that it would disclose the facts relating to the death of Mohammad Hakim Saha from Bhokraha Narsingh Rural Municipality of Sunsari in the detention centre of District Police Office, Sunsari.
Receiving a memorandum submitted by the representatives of the Muslim community at Home Ministry on Sunday, Home Minister Khand said saving citizen's life is government's prime duty. "Government is committed to bringing forth facts on the death of Mohammad Hakim at detention centre by keeping intact social harmony," he reiterated.
All citizens are free to adopt any culture and religion of their choice, he said, adding that government is committed to saving people's lives.
Via the memorandum, the Muslim community representatives demanded the cancellation of the present probe committee headed by Chief District Officer and formation of the new probe committee under the coordination of justice at high court having human rights defenders as representatives.
There were 11 representatives submitting the memorandum- including Chairperson of Islami Association, Khurshid Alam, General Secretary of Nepal Muslim Association, Rahamatulla Minya, former member of the National Human Rights Commission.
Source: National News Agency Nepal