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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 aids on Organizing Health Camp in Child Correction Home - Banke

On 20 June 2020, Advocacy Forum-Nepal organized a health camp in coordination with Health Page and Bageshwori Television at Jayandu Child Correction Home situated at Duduwa Rural Municipality of Banke district. In the health camp, out of 101 children housed at the Child Correction Home, 73 children received necessary medical treatment. A major health problem was skin diseases spreading easily because of overcrowding in the correction home. A follow-up health camp will also be organized.

Chief District Officer Ram Bahadur Kuruwang, Superintendent of Police Om Bahadur Rana, AF lawyer Basanta Gautam, Prabhat Kumar Thakuri from Human Rights Alliance, Saraswati Malla, Member of Bheri Hospital Management Committee had presence  in the Camp.

Supports provided to Correction Home:

Meanwhile Chairperson of Human Rights Alliance of Banke District coordinated with Advocacy Forum and supported the Child Correction Home with a water pump worth NPR. 15,000. Similarly, with the help of UNICEF-Nepal, Nepalgunj Red Cross Society provided sports materials to the Correction Home.

Correction Home Lacks Minimum Standards:

The Correction Home has the holding capacity of 75 children but there are currently 101 children in the Correction Home. Before the lockdown imposed from 24 March fearing spread of COVID-19 there were housed 147 children. There is no proper management of food, clean drinking water, education, sanitation and health services. Toilets and safety tanks are poorly managed. It does not have its own telephone and internet services. Even though a school building has been constructed by the government, it has not come into operation yet. Furthermore, children have not provided food allowances for last 4 months. Due to the lack of fund, Correction Home is facing many problems in its repair works and children are also having health problems.

Earlier, Advocacy Forum had coordinated with Pharmaceuticals Business Organization, Banke and distributed medicines worth NPR 40, 000 to the children infected with skin diseases.

Budget Allocated for Home Spent Elsewhere:

As per information provided by Consumers Committee, ex-Minister Mohammad Istiyak has given the budget allocated for Jayandu Child Correction Home to spend in other headings. It was decided by Parliament Development Fund that NPR 39 lakhs will be provided to the Correction Home for which Consumers Committee was also formed. However, due to political lobbying, the allocated budget was diverted for some other purposes.

Correction Home had planned to construct roof for its kitchen and a waiting room. It had also planned to wire the fence around the Correction Home and install a generator and a motor for drinking water but now all plans are ruind.

However, the pending works of repairing and black topping of road from Nepalgunj to the Correction Home has initiated now after continuous follow up by Advocacy Forum. In this regard, AF had met CDO Ram Bahadur Kurumwang who along with AF lawyer and Superintendent of Police made a visit to the Correction Home, took updates about the problems and directed to the concerned departments and contractors to complete the pending works immediately.

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