NHRC urges to carryout effective investigation into rape and sexual violence incidents

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Kathmandu: The National Human Rights Commission has urged the bodies concerned to give justice to the survivors and take action against the guilty by carrying out a fair and effective investigation into the rape and sexual violence incidents.

A press release issued by Commission Spokesperson Dr Tikaram Bhattarai on Wednesday demanded the guarantee of judicial rights and safety of the survivors of rape and sexual violence. “The Commission urges the government of Nepal to provide security to the survivors of rape and sexual violence incidents and witnesses, to impart psychosocial counseling and compensation to the survivors and to bring the accused under the ambit of law soon,” reads the statement.

It also requested all the concerned sides not to carry out any activities affecting the police investigation in such incidents.

The Commission held a discussion with officers of the Nepal Police and police officers involved in the investigation regarding the activities carried out by the Nepal Police in an investigation of sexual violence and rape and challenges surfaced in this regard.

Saying the role of the Nepal Police should be effective to ensure the survivor’s rights of getting justice on time through fair and effective investigation of the incidents of rape and sexual violence, Commission member Lily Thapa directed the Nepal Police to bring the accused under the ambit of the law.

Likewise, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Uttam Raj Subedi, shared that Nepal Police has been carrying out an investigation taking the incident related to women’s violence seriously.

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