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​Commission investigates deaths, injuries of protesters

Graphic: Commissioner Mohna Ansari

The Commission has demanded that the government provide compensation to the deceased and effective treatment for those injured in the incident.

The National Human Rights Commission has expressed serious concern over the killing of protesters in Rajbiraj on Monday 6 March, the Kathmandu Post reported.

Issuing a statement, Commissioner Mohna Ansari said the human rights watchdog has begun monitoring and investigating the incident.

The Commission has demanded that the government provide appropriate compensation to the deceased and effective treatment for those injured in the incident.

To find out facts about the deceased and injured people, the Commission has dispatched its team from the Biratnagar-based regional office to Dharan, where some of the injured are undergoing treatment.

Another team from the Commission's regional office in Janakpur has reached Saptari to monitor the situation of the other injured protesters.

Ansari urged all parties not to obstruct the Commission's monitoring efforts, expressing concern over the attack on the Commission's monitoring team and vandalism of their vehicles in Saptari on Tuesday.

The Commission also urged all the political parties to maintain restraint while organising their programs.

Date: 8 March 2017

Source: Kathmandu Post


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  1. Commissioner Mohna Ansari - National Human Rights Commission of Nepal