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Krishna Adhikari

Krishna Adhikari On 6 June 2004, Krishna Prasad Adhikari, a resident of Fujel village of Gorkha District, was murdered in Chitwan District by Maoist cadres. Krishna Prasad was visiting his grandparents after having taken the SLC examinations, and he was abducted from Bakullahar Chowk by men who came on a motorcycle ...
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Maina Sunuwar

Maina Sunuwar Around 6 am on February 17, 2004, a group of RNA soldiers arrested Ms Maina Sunuwar, a 15-year-old schoolgirl of Kharelthok VDC-6, Kavre district. She disappeared since her arrest. Her family members, with support from villagers and school where Maina was a student, visited detention centers ...
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Sanjeev Kumar Karna

Sanjeev Kumar Karna Sanjeev Kumar Karna was one among the 11 persons arrested on October 8, 2003. On that fateful day, they had gone to attend a picnic program organized by the students at a place called Kariyachauri VDC-4, and from picnic, they went to Kataiya Chowri Area of Dhanusha district where they ate some food ...
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Arjun Bahadur Lama

Arjun Bahadur Lama, 48 years in age, permanent resident of Chhatrebas VDC -5, Dapcha in Kavre district was abducted by a group of Maoist cadres, three in number, on 29 April 2005 (2062.1.16 BS) from the premises of Sri Krishna Secondary School at Chhatrebas VDC-1 of the district.
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Hari Prasad Bolakhe

Hari Prasad Bolakhe, 35 (while missing) a permanent resident of Phulbari VDC-8, Kavre district, a pastor by profession, had been missing since the arrest December 27, 2003, was reportedly killed by security persons. A team of National Human Rights Commission discovered a human skeleton in a jungle ...
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Sarala Sapkota

Around 11 p.m. on July 15, 2004, a group of 12 armed soldiers arrested Sarala Sapkota at her grandfather’s house. The family, who witnessed the arrest, stated that soldiers gave Sarala no reason for her arrest. After her arrest, Sarala’s family went to Baireni barracks and the DPO ...
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Birendra Shah

On the evening of 5 October 2007, Mr. Birendra Shah, 34, resident of Inruwasira VDC-8, Bara district, a local journalist of Bara district and correspondent of Nepal FM, Avenues Television and Dristi weekly, was abducted by Maoists from Pipara Bazaar in Kalaiya, the district headquarters of Bara ...
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Bishwanath Parajuli, Tom Nath Poudel and Dhan Bahadur Tamang

Three persons namely Bishwonath Parajuli (also called Nagendra Parajuli), Tom Nath Poudel and Dhan Bahadur Tamang of Hasandaha VDC, Morang were shot dead by the security personnel on 28 September 2004. According to the eyewitnesses, other victims and the villagers, about 16 people were arrested ...
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Chot Nath Ghimire and Shekhar Nath Ghimire

Chot Nath Ghimire, a 58-year-old farmer, resident of Ishaneshor VDC-4, Ratamate Majhpokhari of Lamjung district was allegedly arrested by the Joint Security Forces of Joint Security Camp stationed at Bhorlatar VDC, Lamjung district on February 2, 2002 (2058.10.20). The security camp called Mr. ...
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Bhauna Tharu

Bhauna Tharu (Bhauna Chaudhary in the citizenship card), 21 years old male (at the time of the incident; Date of Birthe: 8 September 1978), son of Purna Bahadur Chaudhary, permanent resident of Sujanpur village, Neulapur VDC-4, Bardiya district, and an employee of Rastriya Gobar Gas, Gulariya, ...
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Close Encounters

Stories from the Frontline of Human Rights Work in Nepal

Close Encounters
During Nepal’s armed conflict and its aftermath, human rights violations not only scarred and destroyed the victims but had a devastating effect on the lives of human rights defenders.
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AF together with human rights activists visited the Child Correction Home, Juveniles in need of immediate health support

On 10 May 2020, team members of Human Rights Monitoring Committee, Banke (Advocate Basanta Gautam from Advocacy Forum-Nepal, Bikash Acharya, Chairperson of Nepalgunj High Court Bar Association, Suresh Kumar Gautam, Member of FIAN Nepal, Prahlad Karki from Human Rights Organization of Nepal and Biswajit Tiwari from Human Rights Investigation) visited the Child Correction Home, Banke. The objective of the visit was to monitor the situation of Child Correction Home amid fear of COVID-19 spread and to monitor whether the juveniles kept in the Child Correction Home are provided access to the basic human rights and safety and security.

Likewise, one of the objectives was to make aware to the authorities concerned about the human rights situation of juveniles detained at Child Correction Home, Banke. During the visit, the monitoring team observed that:
1. The Child Correction Home is overcrowded. More than 30 children are forced to share a single room.
2. Only 46 children have been released from the Child Correction Home as per the decision of the Supreme Court.
3. When the entire world is suffering from the ongoing COVID pandemic, the judiciary seems to be insensitive toward juvenile justice and juvenile diversion. Instead of handing over the juveniles awaiting trial to their parents, the Courts have been issuing a decision to send juveniles right away to correction homes stating that they have committed a grave offence such as rape. During the lockdown, 7 more children aged 11 to 16 from different districts have been awaiting transfer to the Child Correction Home.
4. Juveniles are unaware of their case proceedings.
5. Regular health-checkups have been temporarily suspended.
6. Scarcity of clean drinking water.
7. Lack of Proper Management of Septic Tanks.
8. Lack of access to formal education, books and stationery.
9. Lack of sufficient sporting equipment for the children to play.
10. Despite the COVID-19 spreading in the district, there is no provision for masks and sanitizer to the children.
11. Out of 100 children, around half of them are suffering from various skin disease but have not received any medical care. If they ask for medical support, the children need to pay on their own. Apart from this, an 11 years old child suffers from mental illness while another child suffers from a disease which causes the child to faint occasionally.

After the inspection, the activists urged the stakeholders to pay attention to the issues of Child Correction Homes. Activists in this regard met with Chief District Officer Kumar Khadka of District Administration Office, Banke and Chief of District Juvenile Justice Coordination Committee Ajay Srivastav on 10 May 2020 and submitted a written statement.

Similarly, the Monitoring Committee informed the Chief District Officer of Banke District and Superintendent of Police (SP) Bir Bahadur Oli about the situation of Child Correction Home and Banke Prison. The Team further requested the stakeholders to address the problems at the earliest.

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