The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to ensure well-managed operation of the quarantines built to keep Nepali nationals returning from abroad.
Issuing a press release today, NHRC spokesperson Bed Bhattarai called for the government to operate the quarantine services in a way to protect fundamental human rights while concerning on the sub-standard operation of quarantine.
Most of the quarantines in the districts including Jhapa, Rautahat, Parsa, Sarlahi, Saptari, Kapilvastu, Banke, Dailekh and Kanchanpur are being operated against the minimum standards.
Nepal is also passing through a difficult mode of time due to the impacts of global pandemic and nine out of 13 deaths occurred in the quarantine facilities, stated in the press release.
Likewise, the constitutional human rights body has also demanded the government provide necessary information to journalists, stop attack, intimidation and misbehave against journalists, make the flow of information easy, bring short-term, medium term and long-term safety plan and programme for protecting journalists.
The press release noted that 22 journalists were arrested, threatened and misbehaved while covering news during lockdown.
Journalists were denied of providing with information from governments agencies; some of the working journo did not receive minimum remuneration while some have come across the situation to get displaced from the profession, the press release reads.
The media house are also in critical situation to close down their operation would affect constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression, communication and of information in Nepal, the press release added.
Source: National News Agency