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Human Rights Forum Nepal (HURFON) is a website presenting links to articles on Nepal's human rights issues as well as important background information. The link collection has been started in September 2016.

HURFON is a subsite of Nepal Research. Its name goes back to an organisation that had been founded in Germany in 1990 but that had to be dissolved some years later. Issues of the periodical of this earlier organisation that had been published under the name Nepal Forum have been archived on this website.

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Citizenship bill unlikely to be passed this session: Parliament passed 15 bills related to fundamental rights on Sunday, but stateless people will not be able to enjoy the fundamental rights, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 18/09/2018)

Out of cash, transitional justice bodies sit idle: Five months before the end of tenure, two commissions have their whole investigations pending, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/09/2018)

Beyond the law: The rape and murder case of Nirmala Pant makes a mockery of the rule of law, by Shreya Paudel (kp 18/09/2018)

Teen girl’s life hangs by a thread after acid attack, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 17/09/2018)

Journalists’ body declares drive to protect free press: Federation of Nepali Journalists to launch a pressure campaign against restrictive laws in Civil Code and Criminal Code (kp 17/09/2018)

Parliament passes all bills on basic rights, by Tika R Pradhan (kp) [by breaking laws and rulings in an authoritarian way!], Fundamental rights-related bills passed / MPs cast doubt over implementation, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 17/09/2018), The right stuff: Passing of the bills on basic rights is a milestone, but implementation will be key (kp 18/09/2018), Fast-tracked: Fundamental rights are essential to safeguard interests of the people, so the state now must act for their full implementation (ht 18/09/2018)

Man arrested for raping two minors (kp 16/09/2018)

Nine months on, Lalitpur gang rape victim still awaiting justice, by Diya Dhakal (rep 16/09/2018)

House set to endorse laws barring uneducated people from all types of jobs after 10 yrs, by Ashok Dahal (rep 16/09/2018)

The forgotten tale of Bhutanese refugees: The elderly refugees wish to ‘die in Bhutan’, by Yubaraj Bibash (rep 16/09/2018)

Monopoly of contractors: Contractors demolish tents after shopkeepers refuse to pay demanded tax (rep 16/09/2018) [Under the rule of law, nobody has the right to demolish other's property without judicial order!]

Family mourns, and a country recoils: The rape and murder of Nirmala Pant and the failure of law enforcement to diligently investigate the perpetrators have angered and stunned Nepalisacross the country. Now the 13-year-old girl’s parents say they are starting to lose hope , by Tsering D. Gurung (kp 15/09/2018), Nationwide protests today in support of Nirmala (rep 15/09/2018), #JusticeForNirmala calls get louder: People from all walks of life join protests across the country; Police say DNA analysis will take ‘two weeks’ to complete, by Arpan Shrestha and Nayak Paudel (kp 16/09/2018), Five police officers suspended (kp 16/09/2018), Fresh protests erupt in Mahendranagar (kp 16/09/2018), Mum’s not the word: The usually voluble PM’s reticence pertaining to the Nirmala Pant case is unacceptable, by Avasna Pandey (kp 16/092019), New team to scan officers for faulty investigation (kp 17/09/2018), 53 days, 6 committees, guilty still at large (rep 17/09/2018), Whither justice? Suspension of five cops on Saturday is too little, too late, and unless it is backed by concrete actions, it will be nothing but eyewash (ht 17/09/2018), Nirmala’s parents, rights activists ‘humiliated’ at PM’s residence (ht 18/09/2018)

Students deprived of higher education due to lack of citizenship (rep 15/09/2018)

Disabled children in Nepal facing barriers to quality education: HRW (ht 15/09/2017)

‘Social awareness key to ending child marriage’ (ht 15/09/2018)

Scramble to meet deadline on fundamental right laws (rep 15/09/2018)

Bishwakarma arrested again (rep 15/09/2018), Top Court not pleased by Biswokarma’s detention (kp 15/09/2018), SC warns govt of contempt of court: Orders release of spokesperson for CPN Khadge Prasad Bishwakarma (ht 15/09/2018)

They are citizens too: Gender equality was sacrificed in the name of preserving social and cultural values, by Bharati Silawal Giri (kp 14/09/2018)

Infected food, water increase health risks, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 13/09/2018)

Two sisters injured in Rautahat acid attack, by Shiva Puri (kp 13/09/2018)

Groups clash in Bara after boy teases priest (kp 13/09/2018)

Ministry forms media panel to review new code (kp 12/09/2018), Revised privacy bill limits privacy of public office bearers: Task force formed to revise laws curtailing press freedom (rep 12/09/2018), House endorses revised ‘press-friendly’ Privacy Bill (kp 16/09/2018), Deadline looming large over passage of rights bills, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 16/09/2018)

Clash erupts over arrest of rape accused (ht 12/09/2018), Lawmaker offers cash to raped girl’s mother, by Shiva Puri (kp 13/09/2018)

Quake victims' fourth monsoon under tent, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 12/09/2018) [The extremely competent and active politicians and administrators should be honoured!!]

Menstruation sheds make a comeback in Dailekh: Despite NGOs' efforts, chhau culture continues to get strong, by Govinda KC (rep 11/09/2018)

Principal rents out classrooms forcing students to study under a tree, by Suresh Yadav (rep 11/09/2018)

Trafficking victims reluctant to file police complaint (rep 11/09/2018)

Catch them or else: If Nepal still cannot prosecute war crimes at home, other countries may step in, by Clive Baldwin (kp 10/09/2018)

Krishna Prasad’s murder case: Chitwan Distrct Court acquits 12 accused, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (kp 10/09/2018), Justice denied: How the state and human rights group "cheated" Ganga Maya's quest for justice, by Anjali Subedi (rep 10/09/2018), Chitwan District Court acquits 12 defendants, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 10/09/2018)

Girl’s death sparks protest (kp 10/09/2018)

‘It will take time for anti-VAW message to be included in curriculum’, interview with Binda Pandey, MP of NCP (ht 10/09/2018)

One week deadline to table rights laws: Speaker Mahara says his visit to China will not delay process (kp 07/09/2018) [??]

Kanchanpur rape and murder case: Rights body points at flawed investigation; NHRC Spokesperson Mohna Ansari says mishandling and possible destruction of evidences is a major oversight (kp 07/09/2018), ‘Serious dereliction of duty by police has complicated probe’ (kp 08/09/2018), IGP admits to lapses in Nirmala rape-murder probe, by Rajendra Bhatta (rep 08/09/2018), Accused Bista brought back after medical tests (kp 09/09/2018), Court extends Bista’s judicial remand, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 10/09/2018), Probe committee member resigns, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 11/09/2018), My life is in danger, says probe committee member: He said in the letter that the culprits behind the rape and murder have strong backing from powerful people (rep), 47 days on, police nowhere close to Nirmala's murderers (rep 11/09/2018), Bista, Bam sisters released: Suspect’s DNA fails to match sample taken from 13-year-old rape and murder victim, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 12/09/2018) [This shoiuld have been proved for long!], Opposition on warpath after panelist quits over threats (kp 12/09/2018), Mentally unstable Bista released after DNA failed to match, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 12/09/2018), 48 days of national shame: Where is our govt? (rep 12/09/2018), KC does U-turn, returns to probe panel (kp 13/09/2018), No justice, no peace Police incompetence is turning the tragic Nirmala Panta case into a farce (kp 13/09/2018), Police take blood samples of three suspects for DNA tests, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 14/09/2018), Suspended SP Bista has a chequered past (kp 14/09/2018), ‘Action to follow probe report’ (kp 14/09/2018)

Over 200 women, children rescued in three years (kp 06/09/2018), Human trafficking continues unabated (ht 06/09/2018)

Toothless tigers: Conflict victims are not fully convinced by the truth and disappearance commissions, by Ram Dakal Rakesh (kp 06/09/2018)

NHRC to launch drive against VAW, rape (ht 06/09/2018)

1,500 children at risk in Jajarkot, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 05/09/2018)

Unite against rape: Rather than the victims, rapists should be persecuted, ostracized and humiliated. Survivors need support both from the state and the society, by Sapana Phuyal (rep 05/09/2018)

Three suspects held for rape of teenage girl, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 04/09/2018)

No laws on fundamental rights ready though deadline ends Sept 19, by Ashok Dahal (rep 04/09/2018)

People drinking 'undrinkable' water in eastern Nepal: Study, by Amar Khadka (rep 04/09/2018)

Families still hopeful of return of disappeared kin, by Shiva Lal Subedi (rep 04/09/2018)

SC orders Home Ministry to release Bishwokarma (kp 04/09/2018), Maoist leader Bishwokarma taken to Bhojpur (kp 05/09/2018), SC takes strong exception to Bishwakarma’s repeated arrests (rep 05/09/2018)

Nepalis abroad set to exercise voting right: Court orders facilities for citizens to vote from foreign destinations, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 03/09/2019), Ensure voting rights for Nepalis living abroad, SC tells government, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 03/09/2018), Right to vote for Nepalis living abroad (rep 04/09/2018)

Woman suffers burn injuries in husband’s attack, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 03/09/2018)

Activists unhappy with president’s ‘silence’ on rape cases (rep 03/09/2018)

Leaders pledge to amend laws limiting free press: Leaders of various political parties sympathise with the concern raised by journalists and writers over the new laws that restrict press freedom (kp 03/09/2018)

Free Madhes activist dies in police custody: Claims of police, victim’s side differ: Yadav’s neighbour says he died on way to hospital while officials say doctors declared him dead in Kathmandu, by Chandal Kumar Mandal and Kamal Panthi (kp 03/09/2018), Relatives of CK Raut's supporter who died in police custody suspect murder, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 03/09/2018), Custody death: Yadav’s family suspects torture, demands probe; Victim’s mother says they were only informed about his death, questioning why police had not told them earlier if he was ill, by Thakur Singh Tharu and Kamal Panthi (kp 04/09/2018)

Woman murdered on witchcraft charge: Tanki killed her mother-in-law after local shamans told her that Khopi made her fall ill by practicing witchcraft, by Durgalal KC (kp 02/09/2018), Woman kills mother-in-law accusing her of witchcraft, by Devendra Basnet (rep 02/09/2018)

Lawmakers demand removal of 'regressive' provisions in Privacy Bill (rep 02/09/2018), Why privacy bill should be amended: The state has no right to control people’s freedom and liberties while introducing right to privacy laws. No law should encroach on people’s right to know, by Taranath Dahal (rep 02/09/2018), Lawmakers seek to remove restrictions on scribes thru amendment proposals (ht 04/09/2018)

Why were our kin disappeared? Killed? Conflict victims’ families, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 02/08/2018)

Hospital services to be disrupted: Doctors to halt services except for emergency today (kp 02/09/2018), 6,000 doctors surrender licenses to NMC: Government threatens action (rep 03/09/2018), Hospital closure hits patients hard (kp 03/09/2018), Sick of new penal code, docs go on strike: Six thousand of them surrender their licences; Govt threatens action against striking doctors, by Anita Shrestha (ht 03/09/2018), NA panel seeks safeguards to protect doctors Directs law ministry to suggest body for investigating cases of medical negligence, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 03/09/2018), Doctors defer protest after deal: Agitation put off by a week after government agrees to amend some contested provisions of Criminal Code, by Nayak Paudel (kp 04/09/2018)

Rise of digital dystopia: Aided by vague laws, the police can arrest anybody for expressing an opinion online, by Samik Kharel (kp 02/09/2018)

Local units asked to furnish report rights of people with disabilities (kp 02/09/2018)

Another teenager raped in Kanchanpur, by Rajendra Bhatta (rep 01/09/2018), One held on charge of raping 15-year-old girl (kp 02/09/2018)

Govt discriminates in compensations for rape, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 01/09/2018)

Local body sacks lady teacher for getting married to another village, by Anil Bhandari (rep 01/09/2018)

Children, women malnourished: Micronutrients deficiency high: Report, by Nayak Paudel (kp 31/08/2018)

Call to revise bill on compulsory and free education (kp 31/08/2018)

Police told to make special plan to curb violence against women (kp 31/08/2018)

Mistaken conviction: Contrary to popular opinion, capital punishment will not help deter rape, by Parbishi Mishra (kp 31/08/2018)

Turning outrage into justice: Is it time for Nepali women to also learn jiu-jitsu like the Sufragettes?, by Sumana Shrestha (nt 31/08/2018)

Long wait for loved ones—and for justice: Families of disappeared are still waiting to know the whereabouts of their loved ones, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/08/2018), Act responsibly: TRC and CIEDP won’t be able to function as long as parties exercise control (kp 30/08/2018), Govt urged to provide info about missing persons (ht 30/08/2018), Disappeared truth: Maoist leaders have dissolved their party and sold out those who fought for them, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 30/08/2018), Kalikot families demand whereabouts of disappeared kin, by Pabitra Kumar Shahi (rep 31/08/2018)

Constitutional Body Recruitment, by Multi Rijal (rn 30/08/2018)

TRC rues lack of funds for investigating cases: Officials say they can’t pay even for internet services, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/08/2018)

Six rogues gang rape woman, 20 (kp 29/08/2018)

Health vulnerability of those barred: Widespread gender discrimination and social stigma isolate female prisoners, by Sanju Maharjan and Riya Talitha Samuel (kp 29/08/2018)

Workshop held to prepare report on women’s issues (ht 29/08/2018)

Plans to fast-track fundamental laws related bills afoot: Sixteen out of 17 laws related bills were registered in the Parliament, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 28/08/2018)

Zero tolerance against GBV: Easy to commit, difficult to deliver, by Namrata Sharma (ht 28/08/2018)

Teenage girl raped in Capital (kp 27/08/2018)

TRC yet to prepare reparation policy (kp 27/08/2018)

We are in a state of crisis: Legal experts (rep 27/08/2018)

Government told to take Bishwokarma to court: Oli administration’s indecent behaviour irks NHRC (kp 27/08/2018)

Unequal society: Many tend to think that our social structure will break down if women are empowered politically and infidelity will increase, by David Kainee (rep 26/08/2018)

77pc women stay in chhaupadi sheds during menstruation: Report (ht 26/08/2018) [related to Karnali province]

‘Revise criminal code’: Federation of Nepali Journalists issues Godawari Declaration to put pressure on Centre (kp 26/08/2018)

Doubling compensation, punishment for untouchability proposed, by Ashok Dahal (rep 26/08/2018)

Kanchanpur rape and murder: One killed, 24 injured in police-locals clash, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 25/08/2018) [The fact is that the Nepali police have never respected life and fundamental human rights! The highest political and administrative levels must be held accountable for this!], Protesting teenager killed in police firing, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 25/08/2018), PM Oli urged to form high-level commission (kp 25/08/2018), #JusticeforNirmala: Justice delayed is justice denied (rep 26/08/2018), Unequal society: Many tend to think that our social structure will break down if women are empowered politically and infidelity will increase, by David Kainee (rep 26/08/2018), Kanchanpur in turmoil: Two suspects arrested; Indefinite curfew since Friday, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 26/08/2018), Rally demands #JusticeForNirmala (kp 26/08/2018), Sunny Khuna killed while out to collected his wages, by Pushpa Raj Joshi and Rajendra Bhatta (rep 26/08/2018), AI Nepal tells govt to refrain from using force (ht 26/08/2018), Police told to suspend SP Bista (kp 26/08/2018), Case reopens under pressure, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 26/08/2018), New CDO says probe should have begun right after the incident (rep 26/08/2018), Kanchanpur District Court remands Bam sisters to judicial custody, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 28/08/2018), Kanchanpur curfew remains: Police yet to quiz Bam sisters, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 27/08/2018), Accused Bista sent to Kathmandu for medical examination (kp 29/08/2018), 'Investigation centered on proving innocent guilty', by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal and Pushpa Raj Joshi (rep 29/08/2018), Police destroyed evidence in Nirmala case: Victim's uncle, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal and  Pushpa Raj Joshi (kp 31/08/2018), Investigation delay raises suspicion, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 06/09/2018)

Top leaders silent over alarming rise in rapes, murder, by Ashok Dahal (rep 25/08/2018), House endorses resolution against sexual violence, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/08/2018), Parliament unanimously passes stricture on VAW, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 25/08/2018)

Former Maoist child soldier barred from leaving country: Lenin Bista says officials threatened him against raising the issue of child combatants, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/08/2018), TIA immigration bars ex-child soldier from flying abroad (rep 25/08/2018), Former Maoist child combatant Lenin Bista barred from flying to Bangkok (ht 25/08/2018), Stop Intimidating Citizens Government’s action against Lenin Bista is a naked display of power (kp 27/08/2018), We are all Lenin (rep 27/08/2018), Explain Bista travel ban, PM tells ministry (kp 28/08/2018), Bista moves court against travel ban (kp 01/09/2018), Top court questions government for foiling Bista’s travel (kp 03/09/2018)

Chitwan women rally against rape incidents (kp 25/08/2018)

165-year-old prison holds inmates three times its capacity, by Suresh Yadav (rep 25/08/2018)

Justice for Sale: Money, power and patriarchy allows rapists to easily get away with their crime, by Tufan Neupane (nt 24/08/2018), The roots of rape: Misogyny, malevolent malehood and impunity perpetuate rampant rape, by Kedar Sharma (nt 24/08/2018)

New bill seeks to guarantee employment (ht 24/08/2018), Jobless citizens to get sustenance allowance (kp 24/08/2018)

Draft law aims to protect rights of children (ht 24/08/2018)

Even elected representatives have chhaugoths at home, by Nagendra Upadhyay (rep 23/08/2018)

Citizenship Bill stricter than charter: Karna (ht 23/08/2018) [There must not be any different treatment between foreign wives of Nepali men and foreign husbands of Nepali women! Everything else is male delusion!]

Children of citizens by birth denied citizenship share their plight (ht 23/08/2018)

Chepangs without land deeds denied grants (kp 23/08/2018)

Laws needed for exercise of fundamental rights still in pipeline: Govt set to miss Sept 19 deadline for implementation, by Ashok Dahal (rep 23/08/2018)

Man in police custody for posting bad image of PM on facebook (kp 23/08/2018) [??]

A schoolgirl writes a painful letter, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 23/08/2018)

Press Freedom Under Attack?, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 22/08/2018), Government ignores free press concerns: New bill bars journalists from even gathering information on public staff, by Binod Ghimre (kp 22/08/2018), Solidarity against press freedom curbs (kp 22/08/2018), Truth to power: The main duty of a free press is to uphold the people’s right to know (kp 23/08/2018), Value differing opinions: The new code has provisions that limit free expression and criminalise media lapses, by Binod Bhattarai (kp 23/08/2018), Suppressed, by Om Astha Rai (nt 24/08/2018)

Transitional justice: Conflict victims for criminal code revision: Say it fails to address SC verdict on enforced disappearance, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 22/08/2018)

NHRC concerned about spurt in rape, murder (ht 22/08/2018)

Applications called to form constitutional bodies: The National Inclusion commission has mandate to mainstream the marginalised, poor and disabled people (kp 22/08/2018) [After three years? Wow!]

13 pc citizens have no access to drinking water, by Tika R Pradhan (22/08/2018)

Improve prison conditions: OAG (ht 22/08/2018)

Harsh action sought for rape convicts (kp 21/08/2018), MPs demand life for rape of minor, elderly or disabled: MPs demand life for rape of minor, elderly or disabled (rep 21/08/2018)

Issues against gender-based violence: Resolution motion fails to make it to House discussion (kp 21/08/2018)

Police arrest prime suspect in Kanchanpur rape, murder case / 7 held on rape charge, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 21/08/2018), Seven held in Chitwan for gang-raping minor girls (ht 21/08/2018), Protests escalate after police parade ‘wrong’ rape suspect, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 22/08/2018), Police ‘frame’ mentally ill person in rape, murder case, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal and Pushparaj Joshi (rep 22/08/2018), Clashes and demonstrations continue in Mahendranagar, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 23/08/2018), 8 hurt as police open fire on protesters in Kanchanpur (rep 23/08/2018), Curfew as protests turn violent: Police firing injures four protesters, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 24/08/2018), Lawmakers slam use of force (kp 24/08/2018), Home Ministry forms high-level probe panel: Transfers CDO, police chief (kp 24/08/2018), Get the rapists: People who were demonstrating were ordinary people who empathised with the rape and murder victim (ht 24/08/2018)

Government to bring integrated act to regulate water supply: Water security and quality to be main focus, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 21/08/2018)

‘Urgent efforts needed to protect women and girls’ (kp 20/08/2018)

End inequalities: Children of Nepali women, irrespective of who she is married to, should unquestionably be entitled to citizenship by descent (ht 20/08/2018)

Cancer cases at Kanti rise, govt slashes funds: Grants allocated for Kanti Children’s Hospital cut by Rs 26.4 million, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 20/08/2018), Invest in Kanti, invest in our children’s health (rep 21/08/2018)

World Humanitarian Day: Protecting civilian workers, by Vallerie Julliand (ht 20/08/2018)

The promised land: Nepal must ensure that migrant workers are not exploited, here and abroad (kp 20/08/2018) [No, Nepal must provide jobs at home!]

Govt can’t disclose classified information: Oli (rep 20/08/2018) [??], Right to Information Act: Ensure implementation; Right to Information Act provides an opportunity for federal Nepal to hold all three tiers of governments accountable, by Pramod Bhattarai (rep 21/08/2018)

NHRC tells authorities to curb pollution (ht 20/08/2018)

Woman accused of witchcraft ostracised: Radha still remains a witch in the eyes of the villagers, though her persecutors were exposed of their lies, by Arjun Shah (kp 18/08/2018)

Jilted man murders girlfriend (kp 18/08/2018)

Press council grills editors (rep 18/08/2018), Nepal must amend its new criminal code to guarantee press freedom: RSF (rep 18/08/2018), ‘Anti-press provisions’ in new laws draw mixed reactions (ht 18/08/2018), Press Council's grilling of editors against jurisdiction and a misuse of authority: Freedom Forum (rep 19/08/2018)

Civil and Criminal Codes: ‘Faulty provisions will be changed’ (kp 18/08/2018) [Statement by PM Oli on the day when the 'faulty provisions' came into effect!], Criminal Code to affect emergency patients most: NMA vice-prez (rep 18/08/2018)

Even local representatives not spared of caste-based discrimination, by Binod Pariyar (rep 18/08/2018)

Nepal’s suffragette moment, by Om Astha Rai (nt 17/08/2018)

Free press on edge as new laws come into force today, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/08/2018), Media Society warns against anti-press rules (kp 17/08/2018), Privacy and the press: Press freedom might come under attack as the government passes new law (kp 17/08/2018)

Daura Suruwal made official attire, by Nayak Paudel (kp 17/08/2018) [Yes, please make the traditional dress of the true owners of the land, i.e. the 15 per cent male Tagadharis, the national attire again! This reflects the understanding of inclusive politics in the mind of the non-inclusive ruling communists!]

Doramba killing memorial: ‘Onus on govt to look after victims’ families’ (ht 17/08/2018)

Law Minister Dhakal tables Protection of Victims of Crime Bill in National Assembly (ht 17/08/2018)

Nurturing rescued children with nature, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 17/08/2018)

All political parties are technically illegal, by Om Astha Rai (nt 17/08/2018)

Activist honoured for helping cause of landless Dalits (kp 16/08/2018)

Dalit family agrees to return home after security assurance, by Akson Rai (rep 16/08/2018)

Women workers in entertainment sector continue to be exploited: Forty-nine per cent of women employed in the entertainment sector face sexual abuse (ht 16/08/2018)

Access to drinking water enables villages to focus on sanitation, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 16/08/2018)

Medicines locked in storage while patients suffer in remote districts, by Arjun Shah (kp 15/08/2018)

Know your new laws: Muluki Civil Code and Muluki Criminal Code are going to guide and punish our behaviors and conducts from August 17. What is there in these two codes?, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 15/08/2018), Harsher punishment set for sexual harassment (ht 15/08/2018), Practising untouchability during menstruation, postpartum periods criminal offense: Offenders can be jailed for up to three months (Setopati 16/08/2018)

Cops beat up Dalit man 'without reason' (rep 15/08/2018) [Cops don't have the right to beat anybody, espexcially not the downtrodden Dalits!!]

35 days remain to pass laws on fundamental rights: Cabinet sitting on 10 bills for a month, by Ashok Dahal (rep 15/08/2018)

Girl, 5, raped in Jajarkot (kp 14/08/2018)

Bill to amend citizenship act: Ruling party lawmakers object tweaks to law, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 14/08/2018) [The male Tagadhari politicians will take care that women will never be equal to men!], ‘Citizenship bill discriminates against women’, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 15/08/2018), Women rights activists hit streets against 'discriminatory'provision in citizenship bill (rep 18/08/2018), Amendments registered to citizenship bill, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 18/08/2018)

Karnali grapples with food scarcity (kp 14/08/2018)

Victims of conflict-era land transactions forced to purchase the same land twice, by Devendra Basnet (rep 14/08/2018)

Forever hungry: Producing and distributing nutritious food should be a political priority (kp 14/08/2018)

Children are starving in Bajhang: Thousands of children at risk from malnutrition in the remote far-western district, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 13/08/2018)

Rape cases on the rise in Sunsari, by Amar Khadka (rep 13/08/2018)

Where are the conflict-disappeared?, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 13/08/2018) [And in which positions are those responsible for their disappearances??]

Invisible citizen: It is imperative that the state guarantee women’s entitlements as citizens (kp 13/08/2018)

Freed Haliyas claim leaders and gov officials extorted portion of their rehabilitation fund: While the situation of freed Haliyas has remained unchanged, those working for their 'welfare' have become rich overnight, by Pushkar Bahdnari (rep 12/08/2018)

Nirmala's rape and murder: Guilty yet to be booked; More than twenty investigation teams are engaged but the outcome of the probe continues to be nil even two weeks after the incident, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 12/08/2018), Crime in Kanchanpur: Authorities must pull out all the stops to complete a fair investigation into the rape and murder of 13-year-old girl (ht 13/08/2018)

Elusive road to justice: Political commitment to justice process is the only way out to looming transition of transitional justice process in Nepal, by Meena Bhatta (rep 12/08/2018)

US clears four Army units on human rights, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/08/2018) [This does not excuse the fact that many secutity forces who committed crimes at the time of insurgency are still running free and have been promoted time and again!]

Conflict victims unhappy with draft amendment to law, by Bhim Chapagain and Giriraj Baskota (rep 11/08/2018)

Drug and alcohol abuse blamed for alarming rise in rape cases in Province 7 (ht 11/08/2018)

37 victims of gender-based violence compensated (ht 11/08/2018) [Compensation for the victims will have no effect in the future unless the perpetrators are severely punished!]

The death of justice: n a rule of law, even mundrey dons, thulo mancheys and common citizens are all subject to the law. If you break the law, you must face the music, by Guffadi (kp 11/08/2018)

Child marriage scrapped after two years, by DB Budha (rep 11/08/2018)

Formulate media-friendly laws, FNJ urges government (ht 11/08/2018)

Gender, nation, and women’s honour: Women’s bodies have been instrumentalised to legitimise certain groups’ political and business interests under the pretext of nationalism, by Sangita Thebe Limbu and Kalpana Jha (kp 10/08/2018)

Women MPs seek harsher punishment for rapists (ht 10/08/2018)

Marshyangdi corridor 220 kV transmission line: Indigenous people demand their say in power project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 10/08/2018)

1,480 rape cases last year, 4 every day!, by Pratik Rimal (rep 09/08/2018)

Moving beyond “kill all rapists”: In a deeply hierarchical society where the most vulnerable rape victims are likely to face aggression from police officers, baying for blood diverts the attention from the real issue, by Abha Lal (rep 09/08/2018)

Nepal files for another term at UN rights body: Nepal will pitch for a seat in the United Nations Human Rights Council for the 2021-23 term (kp 09/08/2018) [Nepal should first implement international human rights standards! There are still a lot of shortcomings!]

Four years on, Babai flood victims still waiting for aid, by Devendra Basnet (rep 09/08/2018)

Son worshippers: It is sad when women have to achieve recognition by having a male child (kp 09/08/2018)

Good news for NRNs, kids of citizens by birth: Govt to amend citizenship act (ht 09/08/2018)

New laws with major changes to come into effect from Aug 17, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 09/08/2018)

Over 220 firms found selling unsafe goods: 41 bottled water suppliers were found to be selling contaminated water (kp 09/08/2018)

Drop community service provision in TJ bill: NHRC to govt (rep 08/08/2018), National rights body slams weak penalties for war crimes, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/08/2018)

Newborns may get birth certificate through their mothers, by Ashok Dahal (rep 08/08/2018), Birth certificates in mom’s name to be a norm; Fine and jail proposed for spouses who abandon their partners citing reproductive health problems. A new bill also proposes to prohibit forceful use of contraceptives, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 08/08/2018), New bill proposes to protect a woman’s right on her body: Three months prison term and fine of Rs 50,000 for forcing a woman to use contraceptive to prevent pregnancy (kp 09/08/2018)

‘Nepal is serious about fighting human trafficking’ (kp 08/08/2018)

Dangerous development: As long as our development activities endanger lives, we cannot call it progress (kp 08/08/2018)

Maoists sell off lands they captured during insurgency (rep 08/08/2018)

Angry Kanchanpur residents protest against rapes and murders of victims (kp 07/08/2018)

Province govt opens probe into Maleth shooting (kp 07/08/2018)

Province 2 govt asked to wait until Citizenship Act amended (rep 07/08/2018)

Police shoot dead killers of abducted boy in gun battle (kp 07/08/2018), Kidnappend boy found dead, police shoot dead two suspects (rep 07/08/2018), Kidnapping and murder in Bhaktapur (rep 07/08/2018), Questions over police encounter weaken credibility: Experts (rep 08/08/2018), Uphold rule of law: No matter how serious a case is, it is the court of law that has the ultimate power to pronounce the accused guilty (ht 08/08/2018), NHRC begins encounter probe: ‘Kidnappers’ families claim killings are extrajudicial (kp 09/08/2018), TUTH violates victim’s kin’s fundamental right: Refuses to hand over autopsy report to distraught mother; Tells her to collect it from cops (ht 10/08/2018), NHRC asked to investigate ‘encounter killings’ (ht 10/08/2018), Home minister flip-flops on extrajudicial killings (kp 11/08/2018)

Police find out-of-contact Nur Prasad: Campaigner Ganga Maya Adhikari had asked NHRC to find her son ‘missing’ for four years since her husband Nanda Prasad’s death (kp 06/08/2018) [Murderers are runnig free with highest political protection and the brother of the victim has to hide for years!]

Rage further against rape (rep 06/08/2018)

My horrible experience with immigration at TIA, by Nikita Acharya (rep 06/08/2018) [Based on article 18 of the constitution, men should be treated in the same way if they are not travelling with female relatives!]

Hypocritical politicians sustain caste system: Dalits, by Jagat Khadka (rep 06/08/2018)

Man held for rape attempt (kp 06/08/2018)

Fellow citizens abroad: The government should ensure that Nepali migrant workers are adequately protected, by Mohan Kafle (kp 06/08/2018)

Living and dying: Some issues to ponder, by Hemang Dixit (ht 06/08/2018)

Right to know: Hiding information is violation of citizen’s right to information and a major stumbling block to strengthening democracy, by Pramod Bhattarai (rep 05/08/2018)

Time to reform prisons as correctional homes: Mahara (kp 05/08/2018)

Shuklafanta denies official services to Chhaupadi enforcers (kp 05/08/2018)

Man held for rape attempt in Bhimdutta (kp 05/08/2018)

Women in cilvil service: Why we lag behind; While the decision making executive positions are strictly male arena, women officers often get lost in the labyrinthine of the social and cultural gender constructs, by Smita Poudel (rep 05/08/2018)

Understanding sexual consent Shady business: There’s only one way to know for sure if someone has given their consent: if they tell you, by Anjam Singh (kp 05/08/2018)

PM expands Cabinet (kp 04/08/2018) [Now, 14 of the 23 full-fledged ministers (61 per cent) are Tagadharis, 10 of them are Bahuns. Only 16 per cent of the members of the Council of Ministers are women; the constitution requires a share of at least 33 per cent. The secular and inclusive federal state is now farther away than ever!]

When justice dies: Ganga Maya will win this battle for justice. And the victory will mark the process of healing the wounds of conflict era, by Anjali Subedi (rep 04/08/2018)

Woman sacked by school ‘for being Dalit’ seeks justice (kp 04/08/2018)

Women in control: Breaking menstrual taboo, by Panta (kp 04/08/2018) [related to the Chhaupadi crime]

How does the Nepali media cover rape?, by Bhrikuti Rai (nt 03/08/2018)

Court orders arrest of Province 2 State Minister, other accused in ASI’s murder, by Suresh Yadav and Madhesh Das (rep 03/08/2018) [This is not so much a problem between central and provincial governments as the general problem of the political parties holding on to criminal elements!], High Court issues letter to arrest Thaman murder accused state minister, mayor (kp 04/08/2018)

Man rapes 7-year-old girl (kp 02/08/2018)

Credibility in question: The NHRC’s Maleth report tends to justify use of force by law enforcement agencies. It goes against human rights norms and standards, by Praveen Kumar Yadav (rep 02/08/2018)

Shrestha quits as NCP spokesperson after dispute with PM Oli (kp 02/08/2018) [This incident illustrates Oli's contemptuous and authoritarian attitude towards human rights!], Triumph of the people: Govt has moved to amend the medical bill, but pressure needs to be kept (kp 02/08/2018)

More Nepali women rescued from Delhi, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 02/08/2018)

PHC member ‘receives death threat’ (rep 02/08/2018), PHC member Niru Pal issued death threat, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 02/08/2018), Thapa says attack on Pal a political crime (kp 03/08/2018), Police arrest 82 suspects for threatening NCP lawmaker (kp 03/08/2018)

No country for women: The number of reported rape cases has jumped 256 percent in the past decade (kp 01/08/2018)

Ensuring Editorial Freedom, by Tikaram Rai (rn 01/08/2018)

Tale of hope and fear: The forceful abduction of Dr KC and the subsequent vandalization of the hospital can be taken as an assault on Satyagraha itself, by Manjit Mishra (rep 01/08/2018)

Shrinking civic space in Nepal is worrying: US envoy; Urges timely closure for transitional justice, bold action on economy (rep 01/08/2018)

Law ministry sends back draft bills to ministries (ht 31/07/2018)

Govt, brick kiln owners agree to end child labour (ht 31/07/2018)

Two APF constables held on rape charge (ht 30/07/2018)

CIEDP completes first-phase probe in 39 districts: Conflict victims ask how long they will take to complete complex tasks such as taking statements, excavation and exhumation (ht 30/07/2018)

The revolutionary and the lawyer: The Maoists grapple with demands to hold them accountable for violence of the conflict, by Aditya Adhikari (The Record 30/07/2018)

Women helpless in 'chhaugoths' out of fear of deity, by Janak KC (rep 29/07/2018)

Girl, 13, raped and killed in Nimbukheda (kp 28/07/2018), Kanchanpur tense after girl’s rape, murder, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 29/07/2018), Teenager raped and killed in Kanchanpur, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 29/07/2018), Nirmala’s kin refuse to receive her body; demand justice, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 30/07/2018), Province MPs concerned about gruesome crime (kp 30/07/2018), Family coerced into cremating Nirmala:  Girl’s father Yagya Raj says he was threatened with criminal charge if protest became violent; CDO Khadka says family agreed to receive the 13-year-old’s body after authorities vowed to prosecute the guilty, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 31/07/2018)

‘Thaha chha’ mobile app launched officially (ht 28/07/2018)

Differently abled deprived of ID cards (ht 28/07/2018)

Prasai faces slander charge: Prasai’s had suggested that Nepali female medical students in Bangladesh were sleeping with their professors to get degrees (kp 27/07/2018), NC lawmakers seek action against Prasai (ht 30/07/2018)

The privilege to choose: It’s increasingly clear that our liberal standards come with the freedom to choose our protests, by Amish Mulmi (kp 27/07/2018)

Have no fear: Laws to protect victims and witnesses are essential to ensure a fair judicial process, by Anurag Devkota (kp 27/07/2018)

Transitional justice act: ‘Draft bill doesn’t fully adhere to global practices’ (kp 27/07/2018)

15 TUTH docs held, NMA threatens to halt services (ht 27/07/2018)

Control trafficking: Concerted efforts are required at all levels to end human trafficking which is a global crime (ht 27/07/2018)

Quake displaced endure 3 years in filmsy shacks: Earthquake survivors, who are taking refuge in temporary camps, pin hopes the government will provide them Rs200,000 to purchase land plots, by Anish Tiwari (kp 27/07/2018)

Concern over shrinking civic space mounts as govt moves to stifle dissent (rep 26/07/2018)

Save our girls: Women in Nepal are advancing careers, breaking boundaries and fighting so many intrinsic social evils. But what do we lack so much to stop Chhaupadi?, by Sweta Gyanu Baniya (rep 26/07/2018)

Dhakal and Pokhrel in fray for the post of law minister (rep 26/07/2018) [Of course, two male Bahuns want to replace one of the 3 Janajati ministers! Nine of the 21 ministers are male Bahuns, although they only make up just over 6 percent of the population. Why is no Dalit woman (about 7 percent of the population) actually nominated?]

16 Nepali women rescued from Delhi, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 26/07/2018)

More than 150 Nepali women feared caughtin trafficking racket, by Kamal Panthi (kp 26/07/2018)

Government grants Rs10m in cash relief to Ganga Maya (kp 25/07/2018) [Money does not mean justice as long as the murderers are set free and promoted!!]

Madhes movement campaigners decry discriminatory relief, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 25/07/2018)

Repressive state: It was GP Koirala who adopted repressive steps against opponents back in the 1990s. Prime Minister Oli is doing just that at the moment, by Umesh K Bhattarai (rep 25/07/2018)

62 percent of toys sold in country are harmful to children, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 25/07/2018)

Damdawali residents drink contaminated water from Babai River, by Biplav Maharjan (kp 25/07/2018)

Local peace panels revived (kp 24/07/2018)

RJPN picks absconding murder- accused as state minister (rep 24/07/2018) (related to Province 2) [???? His arrest has already been ordered by the SC!], Murder accused among three leaders takes minister’s oath: Aviram Sharma, who is accused of murdering a security personnel, appointed social development minister, by Santosh Singh (kp 26/07/2018) [Nepal is apparently not a democratic republic, but a self-service shop for criminals and their protectionists from the political parties, who must therefore also be treated as criminals!]

Woman, 69, murdered for refusing sex (kp 24/07/2018)

7 ministries finalise drafts on fundamental rights: The documents will likely be tabled at the Cabinet for approval today (kp 24/07/2018)

A democratic deficit: For transitional justice to be broadly acceptable, it needs to be consultative (kp 23/07/2018)

Is no one responsible? A recent NHRC report on the Maleth incident undermines its intensity, by Kalpana Jha (kp 23/07/2018) [see corresponding NHRC report (in Nepali)]

Minister Tamang faces public outrage (kp 23/07/2018), Sorry says minister (kp 23/07/2018), Watch your language: Law Minister Tamang’s comments about Nepali girls studying MBBS are unseemly (kp) [Tamang's statement reflects the way many Nepalese men think about women! It disqualifies him as a minister!], Minister quits over controversial remarks (kp 25/07/2018), Law minister quits over controversial comments: Minister Tamang said his opponents exaggerated the issue out of proportion even after he issued an apology on Sunday (rep 25/07/2018) [This issue cannot be exaggerated, it's typical of Nepal's male machos and completely improper for a minister!], Words have consequences (rep 25/07/2018)

9-year-old girl raped in Kanchanpur (kp 22/07/2018)

Civil society bodies want TJ commissions reshuffled (kp 22/07/2018)

Errant law enforcement officers liable to face criminal charge:  An arrestee must be produced before competent authority; Relatives must be informed, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 22/07/2018)

Civil society takes to the street over Dr KC’s demands, by Bikan K Dawadi (rep 22/07/2018), Thousands rally in support of Dr KC, by Nayak Paudel (kp 22/07/2018) [The state must finally stop brutally beating and seriously injuring people with wooden sticks! No policeman has the right to shawl people on their heads with wooden sticks, no politician has the right to order and cover such procedure! This is a crime and the government is responsible!], Police brutality on Dr KC supporters leaves KAHS patients terrified, by Devendra Basnet and DB Budha (rep 22/07/2018), Dozens including 11 police injured in protests over Dr KC's demands; Three govt vehicles vandalized (rep 22/07/2018), Scores hurt as Tarun rally turns violent (kp 22/07/2018), Govt calls activist for unconditional talks: Dr KC’s representatives want National Medical Education Bill withdrawn and a government team with broader mandate(kp), Is Dr KC A True Satyagrahi?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 22/07/2018) [Subedi accuses KC of political motivation in support of the NC, but the author conceals the fact that KC has recently initiated 4 hunger strikes against the NC government! Deuba and his NC are hypocritical freeloaders right now!], ‘Critical’, Dr KC declines medical aid (kp 22/07/2018), More to join hunger strike (ht 22/07/2018)

Rights groups pick flaws in draft bill Draft bill on Transitional Justice falls short of international law and standards (kp 21/07/2018) [see Preliminary Comments: Draft Bill to Amend the Act on Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation, 2014], Draft bill on transitional justice fraught with serious shortcomings: Rights bodies (ht 21/07/2018)

Human trafficking through Pashupatinagar on the rise, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 21/07/2018)

Police gone wild! Why can’t our politicians understand that no regime has succeeded by beating up protestors and or even shooting at them?, by Guffadi (kp 21/07/2018)

Governance in the age of social media: The gov’t has to take people’s concerns and aspirations seriously. When there is an exchange of views, democracy thrives through debate and self-correction, by Mohan Guragain (kp 21/07/2018)

Political parties support Dr KC when in opposition, oppose when in govt, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 21/07/2018) [The outstanding example is the hypocritical former PM Sher Bahadur Deuba and his NC!!!]

Mayor slaps municipal staffer over dozer purchase row, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 21/07/2018)

Women MPs join hands against dowry system (ht 21/07/2018)

Risking his life to save lives, by Kunda Dixit (nt 20/07/2018)

Kleptocrats of Kathmandu and Kuala Lumpur: Politicians and recruiters in Nepal and Malaysia collude to loot poor Nepali migrant workers, by Ramu Sapkota and Alyaa Alhadjri (nt 20/07/2018)

Uneven representation: Minorities have been relegated to the sidelines in the federal and state legislatures, by Amar Kant Jha (kp 20/07/2018)

Government ‘abducts’ social activist: Dr KC refuges to enter ICU, vows to continue his protest until his demands for reforms in medical education sector are met, by Binod Ghimire and LP Devkota (kp 20/07/2018), 40 injured in clash as Dr KC taken by force to Kathmandu (rep 20/07/2018) [see video],, 20 doctors among injured in clashes with security forces (kp 20/07/2018), Jumla reeling from Thursday’s clash over Dr KC (kp 21/07/2018) [The culprits, including politicians, must stand trial!], Won't take medication until demands met: Dr KC (rep 20/07/2018, PM Oli says some parties are playing with Dr KC’s life (kp 20/07/2018) [Bare mockery!], Congress urges RJP-N, Naya Shakti to join in the fight against govt, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 20/07/2018) [Pressure on the government is urgent, but Deuba's argumentation is also mockery, since he did not act otherwise when he was PM!], NC raises pitch against ‘autocracy’ (kp 20/07/2018), Police detain 25 students protesting against PM Oli (kp 20/07/2018)

Baskota vows state will not muzzle media freedom KMG chairman hopes state includes stakeholders’ voice in new act (kp 20/07/2018)

Ministries get a week to do up fundamental rights laws, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/07/2018)

33 families to get govt compensation (kp 19/07/2018)

Three men rape girl, 13, for two months in captivity, by Shiva Puri (kp 18/07/2018)

Law Ministry to hold final talks on basic rights today: Line ministries fail to submit drafts as deadline lapses, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 18/07/2018)

The religious roots of Chhaupadi, by Pushpa Raj Joshi and Arun Bam (rep 17/0/72018)

Missing girl, 17, found murdered following rape: One suspect held, another on the run (kp 17/07/2018)

Police arrest four Siraha men in gang rape case (kp 17/07/2018)

150 Nepali women in ‘captivity’ (kp 17/07/2018)

Secy-led team to hold dialogue with Dr KC: NMA ‘to bring agitating doctor to Capital if govt withdraws medical bill’, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 17/07/2017), National medical education bill controversy: Nepali Congress obstructs House (kp 17/07/2018)

Man beats wife to death in Makwanpur (kp 16/07/2018)

House rule on MPs' suspension challenged at SC (rep 16/07/2018)

8-year-old girl raped in Achham (kp 15/07/2018)

Rape cases on the rise, by Nagendra Upadhyay (rep 14/07/2018)

Police detention center in Dharan is overcrowded (rep 14/07/2018)

Ganga Maya ends her fast: Postpones indefinite hunger strike on 46th day after government promised to implement agreements reached with her in the past (kp 14/07/2018), Ganga Maya ends her 45-day-long hunger strike (rep 14/07/2018), Dr KC to be brought to Capital forcibly: Minister (kp 14/07/2018), Dr KC’s supporters to foil govt plans to airlift him to capital (rep 14/07/2018), Fasting doc ‘lost consciousness’, by LP Devkota (kp 14/07/2018), Dr KC losing consciousness, by Devendra Basnet and DB Budha (rep 14/07/2018), Listen To The Doctor, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 14/07/2018), SC issues interim order against Monetary Policy (kp 14/07/2018), SC quashes govt decision to dismiss four top officials (kp 14/07/2018), Top court stay order against ban on rallies to continue (kp 14/07/2018), SC tells govt to submit decision file on protest ban in capital (rep 14/07/2018), TU doctors protest at Maitighar Mandala (kp 14/07/2018)

Leave no one behind: It is time to make the Nepali transitional justice model truly victim-centric and local, by Ram Kumar Bhandari and Varsha Gyawali (kp 13/07/2018)

Relatives of women killed by Chhaupadi continue the malpractice, by Khamma Khatri (rep 13/07/2018)

Building homes on a deadline: Deadline for earthquake reconstruction makes survivors erect sheds to claim payment, by Om Astha Rai (nt 13/07/2018)

Peremptory ways: In Nepal, conflict is increasingly being managed through the hegemonic control of public discourse, by Deepak Thapa (kp 12/07/2018)

US $4.6m access to justice project starts (kp 12/07/2018)

Court jails two persons for assaulting Dalits (kp 12/07/2018)

Bridge the gap: Ensuring coordination between government and civil society needs clear and facile guidelines (kp 12/07/2018)

NCP draws flak for undermining judiciary (ht 12/07/2018)

Prelude to dictatorship: The opposition and the media do not see how the rule of law has been trampled upon, by Achyut Wagle (kp 10/07/2018)

Police arrest 25 Human Rights Activists (ht 10/07/2018), HURPES to protest against govt decisions (ht 10/07/2018), Protesting rights activists briefly detained near Singha Durbar (rep 11/07/2018)

Gold smuggling probe committee likely to end investigation: An official of the committee said that the government wants the committee to end its probe without further ado as it does not want the committee to go deep into the matter and reveal senior politicians reportedly involved in the case (rep 10/07/2018) [!!!]

Conflict victims complain of injustice in distributing compensation, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 10/07/2018)

Right to know: Hidden cabinet decisions (rep 10/07/2018), Govt hiding budget transfer details since February (rep 10/07/2018)

Monsoon starts stealing sleep of flood victims, by Arjun Oli (rep 10/07/2018)

Left in lurch: The SC has rightly observed that it is a matter of shame if human beings are exploited in the name of customs and practices (ht 09/07/2018)

Krishna Prasad murder main suspect surrenders (kp 09/07/2018), Main accused in the murder of Ganga Maya’s son surrenders (rep 09/07/2018), Ganga Maya turns down govt request to end hunger strike: Cites amnesty for murder convict Dhungel (rep 10/07/2018)

Docs seek better facility for fasting surgeon KC (kp 09/07/2018), Safe space: Public protests in support of Dr KC is an expression of a democratic society (kp 09/07/2018), NMA gives govt 72 hrs to fulfill Dr KC’s demands (rep 09/07/2018), PM: KC’s stance impractical: Directs party MPs to strongly defend the government’s stance on medical education bill (kp 10/07/2018) [Yes, KC's demands are against the personal interests of NCP leaders! But they are also against the interests of the people in remote areas!!], Oli, fasting doc may talk on phone today (kp 10/07/2018), Dr KC rejects PM's proposal for one-on-one by phone (rep 10/07/2018), Protest debated in House (kp 10/07/2018), Dr. KC In Headlines Again, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 11/07/2018), Dr KC: ‘New opposition’ for govt, ‘hero’ to locals, by Devendra Basnet, DB Budha and Pushkar Bhandari (rep 11/07/2018), Govt puts national medical bill on hold: Officials say the govt decided not to table the bill after learning that the NC would obstruct the House if it did so (kp 13/08/2018)

Prof Koirala didn’t have permission to fly: Home minister: Oppn party terms it ‘fascist terror’ by govt (rep 09/07/2018), University of British Colombia dismayed and shamed (rep 09/07/2018), Sad state of affairs: Detaining a professor to bar him from boarding a flight seems to have stemmed from the desire to pursue political vendetta (ht 10/07/2018)

HRW, ICJ call for transitional justice reform (ht 09/07/2018) [see statement]

Govt hides cabinet decisions, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 09/07/2018), PM to direct ministers, secys on implementing policies, programmes: The government plans to set up a mechanism at the PMO to execute the policies and programmes (kp 09/07/2018), ‘Two-thirds majority misused to serve vested interest’, interview with Gagan Thapa (ht 09/07/2018)

What makes news: The media gives little coverage to women’s issues regardless of their importance, by Rashmila Prajapati (kp 08/07/2018)

Girl gang-raped and murdered for refusing sex proposal, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 08/07/2018)

Mother accuses police of neglecting daughter's murder, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 08/07/2018)

Victims want consultation on transitional justice law (rep 07/07/2018)

Girl arrested for 'orchestrating' friend's rape, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 07/07/2018)

Protest ban ‘unconstitutional’ (kp 04/07/2018), Writ against Maitighar protest ban (kp 06/06/2018), Top court spikes plan to ban public protests (kp 07/07/2018)

Transitional justice bill goes thru both houses: Enforced disappearances enquiry, TRC bill sent to president (ht 03/07/2018)

Top-down and centralised: The elite’s hold over land, forests and rivers continues in federal Nepal, by Shradha Ghale (kp 03/07/2018)

Money laundering case: OAG appeals against Special Court decision; The OAG had earlier failed to appeal the exoneration of another mob boss Rajeev Gurung aka Deepak Manange (kp 03/07/2018) [Political corruotion on highest level!!]

On liberty: Govt’s decision to ban protests in prime spaces shows authoritarian tendency (kp 03/07/2018), Politics of prohibition: What is the need for the government to declare a no-go area for peaceful protests and prohibit spaces located at the heart of the city?, by Pranab Kharel and Gaurab KC (rep 03/07/2018)

A Colombian model in the Himalayas? Any international experience on the TJ needs to be validated through wider consultation, by Ram Kumar Bhandari and Eduardo González (kp 02/07/2018)

What’s the intention? Fundamental rights at stake (rep 02/07/2018), Allow dissent: Silencing public voice weakens democracy; govt must understand democracy and dissent go together (ht 02/07/2018)

Dr KC starts hunger strike in Jumla (kp 01/07/2018) [Brutal police force against against peaceful civil society action!], Dr KC starts 15th hunger strike, is briefly arrested, by DB Budha (rep 01/07/2018), Dr KC in emergency unit, by LP Devkota (kp 05/07/2018), Dr KC refuses medical aid, says ‘ready to die in Karnali’, by LP Devkota (kp 06/07/2018), Govt registers National: Medical Education Bill: Legislation does not address concerns raised by Dr Govinda KC; Congress leader Thapa says party will block the bill’s passage (kp 07/07/2018), Doctors at Bharatpur Hospital stand in solidarity with Dr KC (kp 07/07/2018), The crazy authoritarian doctor: It is possible to change a corrupt system. You don’t need to form a political party. You just need courage!, by Guffadi (kp 07/07/2018), PM sticks to his guns: Prime Minister Oli says Maitighar Mandala will remain no-protest zone; Kathmandu will have more medical colleges to stem student outflow, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 08/07/2018) [,,,and, especially, to fill the pockets of leading NCP politicians and their clientele!], Dr KC’s health ‘worsens’, by LP Devkota (kp 08/07/2018), A mare’s nest: The ongoing predicament in humanities and medical education calls for everyone to fight their corner more effectively, by Abhi Subedi (kp 08/07/2018)

Bibeksheel Sajha defies govt ban, stages demonstration at Maitighar (kp 01/07/2018), Bibeksheel Sajha Party cadres arrested (ht 01/07/2018), Protest ban in Valley raises fears of ‘controlled democracy’ (rep 02/07/2018), Activists question legality of protest ban in Valley (rep 02/07/2018)

Laws related to polygamy contradictory (ht 01/07/2018)

Victims reject draft amendment: NHRC chairman Sharma calls it translated draft guided by motive; There will be no punishment left after waiving 75pc sentence (ht 30/06/2018)

Chhaupadi continues in Surkhet, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 30/06/2018)

Child rights activists prevent early marriage, by Maheshwar Chamling Rai (rep 30/06/2018)

SC puts brake on road expansion (kp 30/06/2018)

Police kill armed man in ‘gunfight’, locals deny it (kp 30/06/2018)

Strong leaders, weak democracies: Authoritarianism does not need a separate governing system; it can function equally well in a democracy, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 29/06/2018)

Ganga Maya’s fast: NHRC questions Home secy, IGP (kp 29/06/2018), When our son was killed: A translated excerpt from a chapter of ‘Death of Justice' - a memoir of Gangamaya Adhikari, who is on the third week of her hunger strike at Bir Hospital, demanding her son's murderers be brought to justice (nt 29/06/2018), Save Ganga Maya: State apathy is cruel (rep 01/07/2018), Govt urged to save Ganga Maya (rep 02/07/2018), NHRC urges govt to save Ganga Maya’s life (ht 03/07/2018)

Bill on TRC, CIEDP terms extension in parliament (rep 29/06/2018) [The exension of terms means little without fundamental changes in justice law and politics!], Just not justice: Proposed amendments to Nepal’s Transitional Justice Act still let perpetrators off the hook, by Om Astha Rai (nt 29/06/2018)

Overseas ordeal: Govt aye to legal help for workers (kp 29/06/2018), Legal aid for falsely implicated migrants: Innocent migrant Nepali workers languishing in jails for offences they have not committed, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 29/06/2018)

Govt told to compensate owners for acquired land (ht 29/06/2018)

Locals affected by road expansion campaign file complaint at NHRC (ht 29/06/2018)

MoHA designates protest zones in valley (ht 29/06/2018), Activists vow to defy Maitighar Mandala ban: Nepali Congress and Bibeksheel Sajha Party say ban on protest rallies muzzles citizens’ freedom to express (kp 30/06/2018), Right to protest! Our greatest communist government on earth is slowly showing its true colours and if we don’t wake up now, it might be a little too late when you realise that you can no longer assemble peacefully, or protest against our thulo mancheys, by Guffadi (kp 30/06/2018)

Mirror to our soul: The Nepali state must go beyond just consulting with elites on the draft CIEDP and TRCA bill, by Seira Tamang (kp 28/06/2018)

Govt 'least interested' about Nepalis missing in India, by Khamma Khatri (rep 28/06/2018)

Jajarkot Hospital staff on strike over unpaid salaries, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 28/06/2018)

Patients hit hard due to doctors’ protest at TUTH (ht 28/06/2018)

Participation of Nepali Women in Politics, by Sarmila Bagale (rn 27/06/2018)

Change the mindset: Stop victimising rape victims, by Bijaya Laxmi (ht 27/06/2018)

Conflict victims reject revisions to TJ law: Draft lacks power to make TJ bodies ‘accountable’ (kp 27/06/2018)

Child marriages continue unabated (ht 27/06/2018), Campaign against child marriage (ht 28/06/2018)

People can question judiciary’s decisions, says Law minister (kp 27/06/2018)

SC turns down Rs460 million UNDP support, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 26/06/2018) [Improvement of human rights and rule of law not wanted? The suggestion to get more money through the budget instead sounds ridiculous againsts the background that this is not poassible and the budget, to a greater part, is financed by foreign money as well!], Torture still endemic: Though torture is prohibited, systemic torture by the state is a common practice, by Sanjeev K. Shah (kp 26/06/2018), Preventing torture: The revised criminal code is an attempt toward systematic reform to address torture-related impunity. It should be implemented, by Praveen Kumar Yadav (rep 26/06/2018)

Chand followers shut Chitwan schools (kp 26/06/2018)

Textbook shortage in rural Achham: A teacher says textbook shortage is a perennial problem that the government has failed to address, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 25/06/2018) [The continued inaction by the government is a grave violation of the children's fundamental rights!!]

Women head back to Chhaupadi sheds, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 25/06/2018)

Teenage girl raped in Mahottari (ht 25/06/2018)

Conflict victims slam ‘symbolic prosecution': “Ordinary citizens convicted of murder receive 20 years of imprisonment but why did the government reduce the jail term for war criminals?”’ (rep 24/06/2018)

Contradictory provisions in laws related to annulment of marriage, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 24/06/2018)

PM-led body sought to regulate I/NGOs: Govt yet to respond to stakeholders’ suggestion, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 23/06/2018), ‘Halt moves against civil bodies’ (kp 23/06/2018) [see statement by CIVICUS]

Ganga Maya again at Bir since 25 days in lone struggle for justice: Dr Govinda KC to flout govt ban at Maitighar today (rep 23/06/2018)

Four-fold increase in reported rape in 10 years, The lack of justice for rape, and its social stigma combine to breed impunity, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 22/06/2018)

Transitional Justice Act amendment draft ready: Apex court order, international practices taken into account, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/06/2018), Bill seeks to bring under transitional justice cases now in court or in UN system, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 22/06/2018), Draft amendment to Transitional Justice Act adheres to court’s verdict and international practices, interview with Attorney General Agni Kharel (kp 25/06/2018)

Special court to look into conflict-era cases (ht 22/06/2018)

End child marriage: Time to act now, by Lubna Baqi and Tomoo Hozumi (ht 22/06/2018), Parents blamed for increasing child marriages in Sindhuli (ht 22/06/2018)

Over 20,000 quake victims might have to spend fourth monsoon under tents, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 22/06/2018)

Nepal top South Asian nation in rule of law index (ht 22/06/2018) (see Nepal related index) [In detail, there are still many very negative ratings!]

Call for probe into corruption in Haliya rehabilitation programme, by DR Panta (kp 21/06/2018)

Platform denies victims’ consent for concessions to war criminals (kp 21/06/2018)

RTI needed for federalism to succeed (ht 21/06/2018)

Amnesty slams inaction over Ganga Maya (kp 20/06/2018)

‘Ruling leaders responsible for delaying justice to conflict victims’ (rep 19/06/2018)

Conflict-hit women demand justice, by Nagendra Upadhyay (rep 19/06/2018)

Bring back for better: Sentence transfer is a reformative justice tool that protects the rights of migrants, by Anurag Devkota (kp 18/06/2018)

We’ll ask questions: State watch on media (rep 17/06/2018)

Govt may miss deadline for passing fundamental rights: The constitution has set three years since the implementation of the constitution as the deadline for the implementation of 31 various fundamental rights, by Ashok Dahal (rep 16/06/2018)

Conflict victims see no end to their plight (ht 16/06/2018)

Rukum conflict victims seek justice (kp 16/06/2018)

‘Women should speak against all forms of violence’ (ht 16/06/2018)

Communist government moves to curtail civil liberties: Two new policies look set to curb dissent, by Supriya Manandhar (The Record 15/06/2018)

Woman thrashed for rejecting nephew’s ‘sexual advances’ (ht 15/06/2018)

Security agencies, Maoists buried disappeared in mass graves: CIEDP, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 14/06/2018)

Appointment of Dalit cook halts mid-day meal programme (ht 14/06/2018), Shameful act: That caste-based discrimination and untouchability still continue in the country in this day and age is but a national shame (ht 15/06/2018)

Conflict-hit women: Still far from justice, by Susan Risal (ht 14/06/2018)

Wilful amnesia: Current govt must not forget that it was I/NGOs that prodded the Nepali govt to remember its responsibilities, by Deepak Thapa (kp 14/06/2018)

FNJ, media fraternity condemn cancellation of NTV talkshow: Producer claims the show was cancelled at Minister Baskota’s behest (kp 14/06/2018), NTV shuts down program ‘after presenter grills minister’ (rep 14/06/2018)

NHRC, FNJ to form body to protect journos (ht 14/06/2018)

Ward chairman downplays girl’s death in Chhaupadi, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 13/06/2018), Woman dies after snakebite in menstruation shed, by Khamma Chhetri (rep 13/06/2018), Bad blood continues: To banish Chhaupadi, besides having a new law, we need to change our behaviour (kp 13/06/2018) [Why do not men leave the house and stay in sheds during menstruation of female family members?], Chhaupadi still rampant in Bajura district (ht 13/06/2018), Police exhume snake-bite girl’s body for postmortem, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 14/06/2018)

Woman stripped half naked and thrashed in public seeks justice: Says police imposed arbitration, by Devendra Basnet (rep 13/06/2018), Insensitive state: Thrashing of woman in Dang (rep 14/06/2018)

Govt decides to shut UN-DPA office (ht 11/06/2018), Govt decides to shut down UN's DPA office in Nepal, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 11/06/2018), Departure note: Closure of UN’s DPA office (rep 12/06/2018), Peace process ‘complete’, govt asks UNDPA for a drawdown, by Anil Giri (kp 13/06/2018) [Without justice for victims, the end of promotion of perpetrators and the rehabilitaion of former fighters the peace process will never be complete!]

Ganga Maya hunger strike: Govt and police snub rights body; NHRC Secretary Bed Bhattarai says the commission can summon the chief of the respective authorities if they do not to respond (kp 12/06/2018), NHRC urges PM Oli to save Ganga Maya, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/06/2018), Gangamaya's autobiography unveiled (rep 16/06/2018)

Kids with guns: Maoist child soldiers are disqualified combatants and unrecognised conflict victims, by Luke Moffett and Govinda Sharma (kp 12/06/2018)

Leaders’ indifference to ex-Maoist fighter’s life of woe resented, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 12/06/2018)

Man gets life sentence for rape, murder (ht 12/06/2018)

Two arrested for attempting to traffic women to Iraq using fake visa, by Amar Khadka (rep 12/06/2018)

Govt decides to shut UN-DPA office (ht 11/06/2018), Govt decides to shut down UN's DPA office in Nepal, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 11/06/2018), Departure note: Closure of UN’s DPA office (rep 12/06/2018), Peace process ‘complete’, govt asks UNDPA for a drawdown, by Anil Giri (kp 13/06/2018) [Without justice for victims, the end of promotion of perpetrators and the rehabilitaion of former fighters the peace process will never be complete!]

The ruling Nepal Communist Party, among others, break the law to exclude women: They have three months to comply, by Shubhashree Basnyat (The Record 10/06/2018)

Malnutrition rife among children (ht 10/06/2018)

Service delivery of local units improves slightly after elections: TIN survey (rep 10/06/2018)

No suspension of MPs facing trial, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/06/2018) [Close cooperation of leading politicians and criminals and the protection of the latter continues unabated! This is a characteristic of the lawless state of Nepal!], NHRC urges govt to save Ganga Maya Adhikari (kp 09/06/2018) [Another case of protecting criminals!], MPs not to be suspended upon arrest (rep 09/06/2018), CVCP decries amnesty for Dhungel (ht 09/06/2018), Accused lawmakers to be suspended, says NA chair (ht 11/06/2018)

IFJ joins FNJ, NPU in condemning harassment of online journalists (ht 09/06/2018)

Bardiya Tharus wait for justice: Lack of political will stalls investigations, by Dewan Rai (The Record 08/06/2018)

TRC assigns experts to draft reparation policy (kp 08/06/2018) [What does reparation mean as long as the criminal perpetrators are sitting in leading state positions and are being promoted time and again? The vitims have been suffering for so many years watching the offenders being awarded for their crimes!!], Justice delayed is justice denied: Delay in pursuance of transitional justice is violating victims’ ‘right to effective remedy’, by Samikshya Bhattarai and Prakash Bhattarai (kp 08/06/2018), Masculine parties: Failure to ensure 33pc women representation in party committees shows ‘of men, for men and by men’ attitude of parties (ht 08/06/2018)

Move afoot to challenge poll panel’s decision to register NCP (NCP): Proportional representation of women in all organs of the state is crucial to empower women, but more worrisome is the fact that the prime minister and ruling party co-chairpersons are openly defying the legal provisions (ht 08/06/2018)

Millions of rupees meant for flood victims likely to freeze (ht 08/06/2018)

Valley folks to inhale dust for five more years, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 08/06/2018)

Quake-injured languishing under govt neglect, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 07/06/2018)

Casteism denies Dalit lawmaker rental apartment in Kathmandu (kp 05/06/2018), Dalit MP’s difficulties in renting quarters in capital (rep 05/06/2018), Beyond symbolic inclusion: Caste based discrimination is the elephant in the room that cant be ignored anymore (kp 06/06/2018)

Dalit ward member killed, three women held (kp 05/06/2018), Dalit ward member dies after beating by paramor's children, by Anjali Subedi (rep 06/06/2018)

Dispute takes regulation off House agenda: The ruling and opposition parties are at odds over whether or not to suspend a lawmaker facing judicial custody (kp 05/06/2018)

Mothers, infants dying for want of birthing centres (ht 04/06/2018)

Implementation of fundamental rights: Time running out for framing laws (ht 03/06/2018)

Untold stories of women: Untold stories of rural women need to be told for change and for raising awareness that women’s rights are human rights, by Sabita Nakarmi (rep 03/06/2018)

NCP violates Party Registration Act with low representation of women (rep 03/06/2018), EC decides to register NCP, ignoring law (rep 07/06/2018) [Leading parties can do what they want! Obviously, they are above law and constitution!]

Obtaining citizenship in mother's name no more a challenge in Myagdi, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 03/06/2018)

RJP-N to join central govt after leaders’ release, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 03/06/2018) [Another murderer to be released? This is not worth to make the RJPN join the government! The close cooperation of politicians and criminals goes unabated!], New laws for pardon, waiver, suspension, commutation of sentence sought (ht 03/06/2018)

Boy, 14, rapes 3-year-old kin (kp 02/06/2018)

Nepali woman sold in Iraq calls it a near-death experience, by Rohit Rai (rep 02/06/2018)

Police rescue 39 girls from dance bars: Police say the girls were being forced to engage in illicit activities by their employers (kp 01/06/2018)

13 year-old disabled minor tied up for nine years (ht 01/06/2018)

Investigation into war crimes gets tougher under new govt ‘Former rebels wielding new-found political influence to hinder probe’ (kp 31/05/2018) [Previous government was hardly any better!]

NHRC lists Agni Sapkota, Suryaman Dong as human rights violators (ht 31/05/2018)

Bank staff rapes 13-year-old girl (kp 31/05/2018)

Jailbirds to get Rs 60 daily allowance: Some 19,000 inmates are living in 74 prisons across the country (ht 31/05/2018)

Get them onboard: Majority of marginalized children and children with disabilities remain excluded, by Deepak Raj Sapkota (rep 31/05/2018)

Dhungel freed despite criticism, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/05/2018), Whither rule of law? The government decision to waive Dhungel’s remaining sentence and swift action on pardon recommendation undermine the rule of law (ht 30/05/2018), President pardons Dhungel, decision condemned (rep 30/05/2018), SC refuses stay order in president’s pardon for Dhungel (rep 30/05/2018) [??]

Ganga Maya begins fresh hunger strike (ht 30/05/2018)

Children working as bus conductors rescued (ht 29/05/2018)

Keep a close tab: Communist unification has created unease among those affected by Maoist violence, by Pranab Kharel and Gaurab KC (rep 28/05/2018)

Increasing number of incestuous rapes raises concerns in Gorkha, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 27/05/2018)

Conflict victims demand justice, by DR Panta (kp 27/05/2018)

Police arrest one of rajpur gang rapists (kps 27/05/2018)

School students of various hill, tarai districts yet to get all textbooks (rep 27/05/2018)

CIEDP completes first phase of probe in 20 district, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 27/05/2018)

Schools closed as yarsa picking season begins (ht 26/05/2018)

Principal dragged to court for not enrolling Dalit student (ht 26/05/2018)

Province 2 organizes conference to discuss the prosperity of Dalits, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 26/05/2018), Dalits should launch organised protest for their rights: CM Raut (ht 27/05/2018)

Plan to waive Dhungel’s jail term challenged (ht 25/05/2018), Apex court show-cause to government on Dhungel clemency bid (kp 26/05/2018), Dhungel's jailterm waiver case: PM consults NCP leaders to prepare govt response (kp 27/05/2018) [????], SC seeks govt file on Dhungel pardon (kp 29/05/2018), Murder-convict Dhungel gets presidential pardon (kp 29/05/2018) [If there has ever been rule of law in Nepal, it is definitely over!]

Child marriage rampant in Dhankuta (ht 24/05/2018)

Officials ignoring NHRC recommendations may be tagged as rights violators (rep 24/05/2018)

Children launch campaign against child marriage, by Madhav Aryal (kp 23/05/2018)

Children sent to orphanage in Rukum living miserable life, by DB Budha (rep 23/05/2018)

Woman thrashed on witchcraft charge (ht 23/05/2018), Woman brutally thrashed by her in-laws for 'practicing witchcraft', by Madan Thakur (rep 24/05/2018)

Know thy laws: What’s in laws and bills proposed by the government? Do they help in safeguarding right to freedom of expression or do they seek to curtail those rights?, by Taranath Dahal (rep 23/05/2018)

Protest in Birgunj over ‘dowry-related death’ of woman (kp 22/05/2018), Police arrest Rinki’s father-in-law (kp 23/05/2018)

Life on hold: Relief payments alone are not enough for the families of disappeared persons—they need to know what happened, by Luke Moffett and James Gallan (kp 21/05/2018)

Govt working to free Balkrishna Dhungel through presidential pardon, by Ashok Dahal (rep 21/05/2018) [Turning Nepal into a justice free haven! Close cooperation oif politicians and crminals works well!!], Republic Day pardon recommended for Balkrishna Dhungel (ht 22/05/2018), Don’t do it Dhungel's release (rep 22/05/2018)

Disproportionately disadvantaged: Entrenched gender biases make women more vulnerable to disasters and its effects, by Jyotika Rimal (kp 20/05/2018)

Conflict victims feel further disheartened after left unity, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 20/05/2018)

With reservation: Reservation in Nepal is taking a wrong turn compared to other countries which have practiced it. This should be corrected, by Pratap Sharma (rep 20/05/2018)

Noted humanitarian charged with child rape in Nepal, stunning a village, by Kai Schultz and Rajneesh Bhandari (kp 19/05/2018)

Lawmakers raise Madhesis’ concern about citizenship denial in House: Say statelessness hits their studies, chances of getting jobs (ht 19/05/2018)

ICJ calls to end criminalisation of LGBTI persons (kp 18/05/2018), Call to protect rights of sexual minorities (ht 18/05/2018)

More children calling hotline 1098 for help, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 18/05/2018)

Man sentenced to 10 years in jail for killing wife (ht 16/05/2018)

A national shame: Even as Nepal preps to plunge into the modern age, evils like child marriage persist, by Maina Dhital (kp 15/05/2018)

Insurgency victims seek social, economic security (ht 15/05/2018)

Rapists sentenced to 10 years in prison (ht 14/05/2018)

Facebook lands girl in brothel, by Keshav Rana (rep 14/05/2018)

Calls to address unethical hiring of migrant workers (kp 13/05/2018)

Woman tied in chains, locked in room for 12 years, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 12/05/2018)

Transitional justice act amendment: Govt, AG office start consultation with victims (kp 11/05/2018), Repair the irreparable: The government has to address the victims’ needs through support mechanisms in terms of livelihood, health, education and recognition, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 11/05/2018)

Nepalis in Qatar: Migrant workers live in a system of exclusion without any protection of human rights, by Anwar Alam (kp 10/05/2018)

Doms still treated as ‘untouchables’ (ht 09/05/2018)

Free education to cost threefold: Rs197.84 billion is required for school sector annually, up from the current allocation of Rs71.89 billion (kp 08/05/2018)

Turning tears into happiness: Local govts need to implement plans that satisfy victims’ rights to justice, acknowledgment and reparations, by Elena Naughton (kp 06/05/2018)

Conflict victims submit advocacy paper to minister (kp 05/05/2018), Paper on reparative needs of victims unveiled (ht05/05/2018)

Down with the death penalty: Reintroduction of the death penalty would be a regressive  step for the criminal justice system of Nepal, by Deepika Thapa Magar (kp 04/05/2018)

CIEDP halts work due to ‘scarcity of funds': Truth and Reconciliation Commission too facing crisis of human and financial resources, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 04/05/2018) [There is no political will to provide justice to the victims of conflict!]

Woman thrashed, tortured for dowry (ht 03/05/2018)

Police arrest 'drunkard' for attempted rape, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 03/05/2018)

Deputy mayor frees husband detained for assaulting her, by Anup Ojha (kp 03/05/2018)

‘Violation of press freedom continues’ (ht 03/05/2018)

Resolve transitional justice issues politically, say stakeholders (ht 03/05/2018) [Justice to victims is not possible as long as offenders are protected and promoted time and again!]

Paedophilia case filed against 60-year-old Canadian national (ht 03/05/2018)

83-year-old reportedly raped in Ilam, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 02/05/2018)

Child marriage cancelled in Solukhumbu village, by Radha Dhungana (rep 01/05/2018)

Students swarm uplands to pick Yarsagumba, by Bishnu Devkota (rep 01/05/2018)

Let a girl live: Why does our society only teach girls how to behave, where to go, what to do and what to wear? Why cannot we teach the boys to protect independence of girls?, by Jyoti Sharma (rep 29/04/2018)

Conflict victims prepare paper on reparation (kp 28/04/2018), Parties resisted amending TJ laws, says AI (ht 28/04/2018)

Nepal’s Multilingual Heritage, by Prem Prasad Paudel (rn 28/04/2018)

Homes away from home: Female domestic workers in Lebanon cannot visit families back in Nepal because of a travel ban that prevents them from returning to well-paying jobs, by Upasana Khadka (nt 27/04/2018)

Rape cases continue unabated, says report (ht 26/04/2018), 131 cases of VAW including 36 rapes in a month (rep 26/04/2018), 30 per cent rape victims below 10 years of age (ht 27/04/2018)

Victims suffer as rebuilding work drags: Two former NRA chiefs slam slow progress; Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli urges international donors to fulfill their pledges, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 26/04/2018), Displaced families still live in temporary huts, by Madhav Aryal (kp 26/04/2018), One-third of classrooms rebuilt in three years (kp 26/04/2018)

‘War, disaster worsen women’s condition’ (kp 26/04/2018)

Change of course: Unchallenged notions, attitudes, and ideologies of caste, clan, family and status have to re-examined, by Pramod Mishra (kp 26/04/2018)

#whomademyclothes: It’s Fashion Revolution week and the world, including Nepal, is asking who made their clothes to raise awareness about ethical fashion and sustainability (kp 26/04/2018)

Haliya kids left to fend for themselves (ht 25/04/2018)

Traffic police officer throws acid on woman, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 24/04/2018)

Unhealed wounds: The Transitional Justice Act must be amended to make fair investigation possible, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 24/04/2018)

Menstruating women, girls fear ‘invisible’ power (ht 23/04/2018)

Police rescue two Nepalis from Delhi brothel (kp 23/04/2018)

Police to curb sexual harassment in public places (ht 23/04/2018)

Sluggish rebuilding hits thousands of students: Govt yet to raise half the funds necessary to rebuild over 5,500 schools, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/04/2018), Quake-hit schools still await reconstruction (ht 23/04/2018)

Quake victims complain reconstruction too slow, by Narhari Sapkota (rep 23/04/2018)

Quest for identity: Nepal has only one decade of reservation policy but voices of resistance has started to be heard, mainly from dominant community, by Nishnu Think (rep 22/04/2018)

Casteised economy: State failed to support traditional leather makers even as leather industry booned, by Subhash Nepali (kp 22/04/2018)

Nightmare of rape: Along with alarming rise of cases across the country, rape has become every girl’s nightmare today, by Sakun Bhandari (rep 22/04/2018)

‘5.4 million people stateless in Nepal’ (ht 22/04/2018), ‘Over 5 million people without citizenship’: Laws governing citizenship discriminated by gender among factors contributing to statelessness (kp 26/04/2018)

Rights abuses continue unabated: NHRC (ht 22/04/2018)

New govt needs to prioritise rights: HRW (ht 21/04/2018) [see HRW statement and open letter to PM KP Oli]

Construction of quake victims' houses limited to foundations (rep 21/04/2018)

‘Remove Gulf job age limit for women’ (kp 20/04/2018), Stakeholders want laws barring women from working abroad as housemaids amended (rep 20/04/2018)

Man rapes teen daughter (kp 20/04/2018)

Dalits still treated as ‘untouchables’ (ht 20/04/2018)

Justice expert tells Nepal to make Act changes public, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 20/04/2018)

No charade, please: Our leaders rather than taking guardianship of a few children should focus on implementing effective measures to improve school enrolment (ht 20/04/2018)

Exclusion story: In Nepal, nobody wants to take responsibility for the injustice perpetrated in the name of caste and gender in the past, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 19/04/2018)

50 percent children out of school in Province 2’, by Abadhesh Kumar Jha (kp 19/04/2018)

For poverty-stricken Rolpa kids work is better than play, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 19/04/2018)

Police investigate rape and murder of girl, 14 (kp 18/04/2018)

Teenage girl found dead (ht 18/04/2018)

UN-Women elects Nepal as board member (kp 18/04/2018)

Over 5,000 children out of school in Kapilvastu, by Manoj Paudel (kp 18/04/2018)

Act on transitional justice: CIEDP calls for early amendment; TJ body officials also urge Minister Tamang to resolve other administrative and procedural complexities (kp 17/04/2018)

Yesterday’s impunity is today’s impunity: The recently held conference on impunity has shown that South Asia stands together against human rights abuses, by Mohna Ansari (kp 16/04/2018)

That is so unfair: Women fought shoulder to shoulder with men for freedom, and then they got left behind, by Asmita Verma (kp 15/04/2018)

Rethinking society: Violence against women is not only a female problem, it is also an issue of men, by Milan Pandey (kp 15/04/2018)

Complaint filed to probe ‘suspicious death’ of woman: Husband and in-laws of Sanu claim she committed suicide by consuming poison (kp 15/04/2018)

Children scavenging on scrap to pay for their education, by Amar Khadka (rep 15/04/2018)

Children of brick kiln workers deprived of education (ht 15/04/2018)

Bandarmudhe victims tired of false promises. by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 14/04/2018)

Water shortage in Musahar settlement, by Shiva Puri (kp 14/04/2018)

Drive against child labour in Morang brick plants: Around 600,000 children work in 1,294 brick plants across the country (ht 14/04/2018)

Crossing point: Extra vigilance needed on both sides of Indo-Nepal border to curb human trafficking (kp 13/04/2018)

Early marriage leading to rise in teenage pregnancy in Ramechhap (ht 12/04/2018)

Revamp justice bodies rights groups suggest: The AWC has also urged the UN and other international agencies to take measures not to support and condone the process that would promote de-facto impunity in  relation to gross violations of human rights in Nepal (kp 11/04/2018), Do it right and just, by Barun Ghimire (rep 11/04/2018), UN, global groups urged to fund TJs (kp 12/04/2018), Govt to amend transitional justice act: AG, Kharel said the government was coming up with provisions on reparations, relief, public apology and memorialisation of victims (ht 12/04/2018)

Protecting the vulnerable: Heinous crimes against women are continually committed despite the existence of legal provisions, by Sajin Bikram Kunwar (kp 11/04/2018)

Women increasingly opting for divorce to end abusive marriages (rep 11/04/2018)

Maiti Nepal rescues 5 Nepali girls from Indian brothel, by Arjun Oli (rep 11/04/2018)

Those trying to foment sectarian violence won’t be spared, says home minister (ht 11/04/2018) [Forces that fight for a return to the Hindu state are very responsible for sectarian demands in the multiethnic, multicultural, multireligious and multilingual state of Nepal!]

Farmers deprived of using their own land captured by APF during conflict era, by Khamma Khatri (rep 10/04/2018)

Victims of Tikapur incident press govt to release report (kp 08/04/2018)

Helping people on the move: Nepali government should pay attention to the fact  that Nepal is now a hub for asylum seekers, by Sapana Phuyal (kp 08/04/2018)

Girls miss schools during menstruation (kp 07/04/2018), Girls skipping school during menstruation (ht 07/04/2018)

Menace of rape: We have no moral ground to talk about prosperity when safety and wellbeing of women and children remains a far cry, by Mira Dhakal and Luna Bhattarai (rep 07/04/2018)

Rape culture: Our society and our law enforcement must accomodate victims, not shield perpetrators (kp 06/04/2018), Relatives, neighbors and dusk most dangerous!, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 07/04/2018)

The struggle for Transitional Justice, by Hari Phuyal (nt 06/04/2018), Forgotten people of the People’s War, by Bhim Kumar Banskota (nt 06/04/2018)

Activists, academia probe spate of rapes (kp 05/04/2018), Anti-rape drive in Saptari (kp 05/04/2018), Man rapes girls, aged 7 and 8, in Kanchanpur (kp 05/04/2018)

Police posts in capital ill-poised for sexual violence cases: NHRC (rep 05/04/2018)

Big picture: Case of Radha Chaudhary should not be treated as a stale incident. We cannot rule out possibility of such incidents occurring in the future, by Rupashree Niraula (rep 05/04/2018)

Woman’s body found in sack; hubby held (kp 05/04/2018)

Iron will: Ruling parties have the power to send out a message of zero tolerance against gender- and caste-based discrimination, by Deepak Thapa (kp 05/04/2018)

300 VAW cases registered with NWC in three months (ht 04/04/2018)

13 rape incidents in Makawanpur this fiscal (ht 04/04/2018)

Police to launch campaign against rape (ht 04/04/2018)

Women demolishing Chhaupadi sheds in Achham, by Khamma Khatri (rep 04/04/2018)

Child trafficking rampant in Bajura (ht 04/04/2018)

Divide and defame: The EU report treats Khas Arya as the source of all problems. It has tried to create rift and division in closely integrated Nepali society, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (rep 04/04/2018) [An extremely facts distorting and misleading article in strong defence of continued dominance of male Tagadharis!], Pride and prejudice: Need of the hour is to make our nationalism people-centric and broad-based so that all of us can take its ownership, by Manjeet Mishra (rep 04/04/2018) [!!]

TRC: Consultations on for reparation: Though the families of victims killed and disappeared  during the decade-long insurgency have received cash support of Rs1 million, no other measure has been offered (kp 03/04/2018), Goodwill hunting: Govt lost trust of victims due to rampant politicisation of TJ process; it must make amends via reparation (kp 04/04/2018)

Rape cases increasing at alarming rate (rep 03/04/2018)

More than 3,000 still living in vulnerable zone (kp 02/04/2018), Quake-ravaged school buildings yet to be reconstructed (kp 02/04/2018)

Paradox of nationalism: Those who advocate populist nationalism in every opportunity may be a more severe threat to our nation, by Barun Ghimire (kp 02/04/2018)

12-yr mentally challenged girl ‘gang raped’ in Sunsari: Police arrest Abinash Sardar on charge of raping the girl on Friday following a complaint by the victim’s family (kp 01/04/2018)

House nods to extend terms of TJ bodies (kp 31/03/2018), HoR endorses TRC, CIEDP ordinance: Replacement bill to incorporate Supreme Court verdict: AG (ht 31/03/2018)

Patient’s attendant raped, suspect arrested: The suspect, a former NA soldier, was dismissed from service for his involvement in a rape case (ht 30/03/2018)

Child gang-raped in Sunsari yet again, by Amar Khadka (rep 30/03/2018)

Couple held over daughter’s mysterious death (ht 30/03/2018)

Children in Bajura, Humla deprived of vaccination (ht 30/03/2018)

Man rapes 10-year-old girl (kp 29/03/2018)

Locals stage protest against road expansion: Six injured as protesters clash with cops; Vehicles vandalised (ht 29/03/2018), Hear them out: The state must pay heed to locals and conservationists and exercise restraint while dealing with peaceful protest (ht 30/03/2018), Crackdown on anti-road expansion protesters (nt 30/03/2018)

Police arrest man for raping girl, 10 (kp 28/03/2018)

ASI arrested for raping teenage girl (ht 28/03/2018)

Tenth grader found dead in rented room (ht 28/03/2018), Traffic police officer and two others held in student death, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 29/03/2018)

Man and woman tortured at ward office for ‘illicit relationship’, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 28/03/2018)

PM rules out blanket amnesty for serious rights violations (rep 28/03/2018), TRC welcomes PM’s stand on TJ: Urges the govt to make necessary amendments to Act (kp 29/03/2018), The moment of truth: PM Oli has to ensure commitment to  transitional justice in legislation (kp 29/03/2018), Walk the talk: PM’s pledge against impunity (rep 29/03/2018)

Kin of disappeared demand swift probe, by Shankar Acharya (kp 28/03/2018)

Women take out rally against growing rape cases in Saptari, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 27/03/2018)

The right to know: The probe panel’s report on the Madhes violence in 2015 and 2016 must be released, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp 27/03/2018)

Inmates to be ensured right to procreate, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 27/03/2018)

Don’t let bygones be bygones: Role of the Courts in bringing conflict crimes to a logical end could restore public faith in the judiciary, by Anurag Devkota (kp 26/03/2018)

Waling man held on charge of raping teen (kp 25/03/2018)

We shall overcome: Dalits still face discrimination due to state-protected ideology and undeclared exclusion in politics and profession, by Dhana Bahadur Mijar (kp 25/03/2018)

Police arrest two men for raping girls (kp 24/03/2018)

TRC to set up district offices: Move aimed at completing probe into more than 60,000 complaints within the remaining 11-month tenure of the commission, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/03/2018)

Times change, mindsets don’t: For how many more years will the people need to wait to see an inclusive Nepal?, by Raj Pariyar (kp 23/03/2018)

SC orders govt to ensure migrants’ right to vote, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 23/03/2018)

Man caught trafficking girl (kp 22/03/2018)

Another minor raped in Parsa, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 22/03/2018)

Five held over gang rape of 15-year-old girl: The intellectually disabled victim was held captive for days (ht 22/03/2018)

Burn violence, acid attacks discussed (ht 22/03/2018)

Body seized from pyre for murder probe, by Shiva Puri (kp 21/03/2018)

Police find cremated remains of Sneha (kp 21/03/2018)

RJP-N presses for Chaudhary’s swearing-in (kp 21/03/2018) [Impunity and reward for crime accused persons?]

Durbarmarg gang-rape: Main accused in net (kp 21/03/2018)

Children left to fend for themselves break stones, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 21/03/2018)

Government to improve prison conditions (ht 21/03/2018)

EU mission urges EC to maintain transparency (kp 21/03/2018), [see official eu report], Mission against Khas-Aryas’ proportional representation (kp 21/03/2018), EU-EOM report undermines successful holding of election: Government (rep 21/03/2018), Govt rejects EU report on elections: Foreign Ministry says the report not only undermines the recent polls, but also goes against the scope and norms of international election observation (kp 22/03/2018), Stop comments challenging constitution: Govt tells EU (rep 22/03/2018), Uncalled-for report: The Eu election observation mission has gone beyond its mandate to comment on political issues that have already been settled (ht 23/03/2018), EU report totally unacceptable: EC (rep 23/03/2018), Hail to the chiefs, by Om Astha Rai (nt 23/03/2018), Baburam’s U-turn, by Om Astha Rai (nt 23/03/2018), EU mission sticks to advice for EC (kp 24/03/2018), EUEOM claims it fully abided by ToR, MoU (ht 24/03/2018), European Union’s Divisive Mission, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 25/03/2018) [Criticising the EU and favouring the non-inclusive politics of Nepal's male Tagadhari politicians! The EU critics is necessary and justified as long as these politicians continue their non-inclusive practice of selecting candidates for the FPTP system!], PM criticises EU poll mission for its report (kp), Long-term returns: Govt is rightly keen to maintain state’s autonomy but must guard against majoritarian overreach (kp 16/03/2018) [Hopefully, the PM and others of the over-represented male Tagadhari leaders have time and are able to read this excellent editorial!], Lest we ignore: Provisions of positive discrimination are meant to benefit under-represented groups and its very purpose is defeated if an already dominant ethnicity is brought under its ambit, by CK Lal (rep 26/03/2018)

Process begins to amend transitional justice Act: Attorney General Kharel is taking a lead in preparing the draft amendments  in consultation with the Law Ministry (kp 20/03/2018)

An unresolved agenda: Current lawmakers have the opportunity to end the discrimination faced by women on citizenship rights, by Anjita Parajuli (kp 20/03/2018)

Attempted murder of pregnant rape victim (kp 20/06/2018)

3 jailed for kidnap, murder of 8-year-old (kp 20/03/2018)

6 girls rescued from Nepal-India border (kp 20/03/2018)

522 students of Bardiya school study under hot tin roof, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 20/03/2018)

Freed Haliya women silently suffer from disease and loans, by Krishna Oli (rep 20/03/2018)

TRC starts talks with victims (kp 19/03/2018)

Sexual abuse of male children overlooked, by Anita Shrestha (ht 19/03/2018)

Call for men to join hands in the fight against VAW (ht 19/03/2018)

School principal molests student (kp 18/03/2018), Court remands Gyan Kunja principal to five-day custody: Principal Shiva Karki was arrested on Friday night after a student complained he ‘molested  her’ (kp 19/03/2018), Teacher held for attempting to rape student (ht 19/03/2018)

Three underage girls raped in Syangja: Uncle rapes 11-year-old niece (kp 18/03/2018)

Hard day at the office: Workplace harassment laws in Nepal mainly focus on sexual harassment in offices: Is that enough?, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (kp 18/03/2018)

Girl, 17, raped inside microbus in Saptari (kp 17/03/2018)

Young couple divorced after two days of marriage: Efforts to curb child marriage becoming effective in Rukum, by Ganesh BK (rep 17/03/2018)

Police probe out-of-court rape settlement incident (kp 16/03/2018), Police accused of settling rape case through mediation (ht 17/03/2018)

Pressing for progress?, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 16/03/2018) [on VAW]

Woman, 23, severely beaten for refusing marriage proposal, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 15/03/2018), Woman attacked with hot oil for refusing marriage proposal, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 15/03/2018), Sunita’s family files attempted murder case against Rakesh and his friend, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 16/03/2018)

A woman on Women’s Day: No matter the ethnicity or grouping, Nepali women face strange scenarios of extreme prejudice, by Pramod Mishra (kp 15/03/2018)

VAW and Women’s Empowerment, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 15/03/2018)

Domestic labour issues (ht 15/03/2018)

Remembering Maleth: A year after Maleth tragedy political temperature has cooled down. Sworn ‘enemies’ of the past have now become ‘friends’, by Manjeet Mishra (rep 15/03/2018)

Apathy and anger: Shockingly, Chand Maoists are resorting to violence to settle disputes at the local level (kp 15/03/2018)

Rape rife in Saptari localities: Even toddlers not spared, by Jeetendra Kumar Jha (rep 14/03/2018)

Enough is enough: Many people were killed in charge of practicing witchcraft. Those cases were resolved most probably with milapatra, by Shiksha Risal (rep 14/03/2018)

Police arrest man behind death of teen daughter , by Ajit Tiwari and Santosh Singh (kp 13/03/2018)

Two women gang-raped in 24 hours, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 13/03/2018)

Gender equality: New Opportunities, by Pratik Chhetri and Neha Malla (ht 13/03/2018)

Chhaupadi in Palpa: School bars menstruating girls from using toilet, by Mukti Prasad Nyaupane (rep 12/03/2018)

SC full bench to hear Kantipur case today (kp 11/03/2018), CM Rai flays attempts to muzzle the media (kp 11/03/2018), SC full bench to hear Kantipur case today (kp 11/03/2018), Hearing on Kantipur case begins (kp 12/03/2018), FNJ threatens protests (kp 12/03/2018)

Kapilvastu man held for ‘raping his neighbour’ (kp 11/03/2018)

Husband held for wife’s death (kp 11/03/2018)

Student unions submit memorandum to home minister (ht 11/03/2018) [related to growing violence against women and children], Students urge govt to stop crimes against women, kids: Student unions draw  Home Minister’s attention to a recent spate of crimes committed against women and children (kp 12/03/2018)

In pursuit of understanding: Many rural women do not think that International Women’s Day is relevant to them, by Prativa Subedi and Juliette Josse (kp 11/03/2018), A long way to go: There are many women whose sufferings remain hidden, by Sulochana Nepal (kp 11/03/2018)

Air pollution causes annual death toll of 35,000 (ht 11/03/2018)

Villagers thrash girl, 18 (kp 10/03/2018), Police launch investigation into Kailali witchcraft torture incident, by DR Panta (kp 11/03/2018), Probe into thrashing of witchcraft-accused starts (ht 11/03/2018), Lawmakers demand action against cops, local reps (ht 11/03/2018), PM directs action against those involved in alleging and abusing girl for practicing 'witchcraft' (ht 11/03/2018), Human Rights demands strong action against ‘witch’ thrashers (kp 12/03/2018), Govt vows action against perpetrators (kp 12/03/2018), SI Bista suspended, case filed against three (ht 12/03/2018), Three held for thrashing woman on witchery charge, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 12/03/2018), ‘Ram Bahadur used to sexually exploit girls, young women’ (kp 13/03/2018), Govt team in Kailali to inquire about witchcraft torture case after a week, by DR Panta (kp 15/03/2018), 6 made public in Kailali witchcraft torture case, by DR Panta (kp 16/03/2018)

What have we done? We talk a lot about Chhaupadi practice of western Nepal but have we done enough to change people’s perception on ‘menstrual stigma’?, by Ishwar Rauniyar (10/03/2018)

Schoolchildren falling prey to online sexual abuse (ht 10/03/2018)

Nine-year-old tied up at home for mental illness (ht 10/03/2018)

Choosing grace: The strict customs that women have helped impose on other women have been too perplexing for the younger generations, by Anusha Thapa (rep 10/03/2018)

How long must they wait? Despite progress on political inclusion, women are still weighed down by a culture of silence (kp 09/03/2018)

ICJ concerned about continuing impunity in Nepal (ht 09/03/2018)

Women to make Thalara Rural Municipality free of inequity, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 09/03/2018)

End the stigma: Women migrants, like their male counterparts, send remittance, and eventually bring new skills back home. Don’t they deserve respect?, by Roni Pradhan, Dhaubhadel (kp 09/03/2018)

Minor killed after rape in Rupandehi, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 08/03/2018)

Rage against rape: We were never taught that we should fight back against all sexual assaults. We could never share abuses because it would be considered as our faults and we would be blamed, by Sweta Gyanu Baniya (rep 08/03/2018), Women’s Day: As much a fight as celebration: #RageAgainstRape activists march as part of a larger event organised to mark International Women’s Day, by Sandesh Ghimire (kp 09/03/2018)

Need for paradigm shift: Nepal constitutionally guarantees 33 percent seats in parliament for women. If we truly want equality, why can’t we aim for 50 percent representation?, by Sakun Gajurel (rep 08/03/2018)

SC justices split over CJ Parajuli’s judicial conduct (kp 08/03/2018), Writing news does not amount to contempt of court: FNJ; Says all state bodies should respect freedom of press (kp 08/03/2018), Contempt case against chief justice: Petitioner argues CJ Parajuli committed contempt of court by issuing death threats (kp 09/03/2018)

Attorney General starts talks to expedite justice process (kp 08/03/2018)

An unfinished agenda: We need to rethink the influence gender biased mythology plays on our treatment of women and girls, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 08/03/2018)

Female patients of kidney diseases deprived of proper care and treatment: Pregnant women with high blood pressure are at high risk of kidney diseases (ht 08/03/2018)

Time is now #PressforProgress, by Elisabeth von Capeller, Veronica Cody, Vallerie Julliand, Mashfee Shams and Alaina B. Teplitz (ht 08/03/2018), Gender equality still a distant dream, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 08/03/2018)

Contempt case against Kantipur sent to full bench: Hearing from Kantipur Publications members over (kp 07/03/2018), Barring of media gets ire (kp 07/03/2018)

Citizenship a far cry for most Madhesi daughters-in-law (rep 06/03/2018)

19 years after the killing of Yadu Gautam, a Maoist leader calls it a mistake (rep 06/03/2018) [A btutal murder is not a mistake but a fundamental crime!]

Woman, 44, bludgeoned to death in Morang, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 05/03/2018), Woman in Morang killed after rape, by Yuvraj Biwas (rep 05/03/2018)

Child marriage, polygamy taking toll on women’s life, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 05/03/2018)

SZOP And School Shutdown, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 05/03/2018) [It's high time that the state initiates severe steps against this small terrorist group led by Netra Bikram Chand!], ANNFSU-R bandh shuts educational institutions, by Ruby Rauniyar (rep 05/03/2018)

Balance of power: Judiciary, instead of fighting against media, is advised to focus on checks and balances (kp 05/03/2018), If govt institutions are broken and press silenced, we are going down a dark path, interview with Krishna Pahadi (kp 05/03/2018)

5-year-old raped (kp 04/03/2018)

No compromise: Attempt to ‘compromise’ on rape cases is an attack on dignity of women, by Pragya Lamsal (kp 04/03/2018)

Hindu custom of Chhaupadi: Kanchanpur continues to isolate menstruating women in sheds (kp 03/03/2018)

Triple burden of women: Conflicting gender norms, by Anusha Ban (ht 02/03/2018)

No country for women: Nepal’s political transition is over, but there is no closure for victims of wartime rape, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 02/03/2018)

Cyberbullies top risk for children (kp 02/03/2018)

2 young girls raped in Parsa, Sunsari (kp 02/03/2018)

‘Ward chair assaults woman’ (kp 02/03/2018)

OAG begins preparations for revising transitional justice act, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 02/03/2018)

Women's group prevents child marriage in Bajura district (ht 01/03/2018)

Barriers to benefiting from energy sector highlighted (kp 01/03/2018), Challenges to energy access highlighted (ht 01/03/2018), Women, excluded groups face barriers to energy: ADB report (rep 01/02/2018), Break barriers: It is important that Nepal adopts supportive policies and institutional frameworks to address gender and social exclusion issues in the energy sector (ht 02/03/2018)

Nepal ‘committed’ to human rights (kp 28/02/2018) [What about conflict victims and their families, women, Dalits, labour migrants, earthquake affected families, pollution affected persons, healthcare, etc.?], Quake victims get into debt constructing their homes, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 28/02/2018), Nepal committed to protecting, promoting human rights: Bairagi (ht 28/02/2018), Top court calls for Sunuwar case paper (kp 28/02/2018)

6-year-old girl raped (kp 28/02/2018)

Loopholes in laws deprive migrant workers of timely justice (ht 27/02/2018)

Two minors raped in last two weeks (rep 27/02/2018)

Need to pay for free drugs for 90 more days: No stocks of many  drugs in all districts; Most district facilities running without essential drugs like Paracetamol and ORS, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (ht 27/02/2018)

CJ Parajuli orders media probe: Legal experts ‘slam attack on free press’ n NHRC says it’s against right of fair trial ensured by global HR law (kp 26/02/2018), Attempts to censor media draw flak (kp 27/02/2018), NMS urges SC to rectify its decision (kp 27/02/2018), NMS opposes SC order against Kantipur daily (ht 27/02/2018), Apex court’s decision draws serious concern of FNJ (ht 27/02/2018), US stresses unbiased judiciary (kp 27/02/2018), Supreme offence: CJ Parajuli should stop hearing cases, as he is not cleared from a serious probe (kp 27/02/2018), CJ Parajuli's order: Attempt to ‘muzzle media’ draws flak (kp 28/02/2018), Concerns over censorship order: Chief Justice Parajuli’s attempt to muzzle press draws widespread criticism from different sides (kp 28/02/2018), Journalist bodies condemn CJ order: Federation of Nepali Journalists says contempt of court case against Kantipur daily ‘unconstitutional’;Gag order clearly constitutes a misuse of the judicial apparatus for personal ends: Paris-based RSF (kp 01/03/2018) [see RSF statement], Contempt case has no merit: Experts (kp 02/03/2018)

Court defers verdict on Adhikari murder again, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 26/02/2018), Court summons petitioner in Adhikari murder case (ht 26/02/2018)

Forgetting about rights: Foreign employment governance has to be redefined under new federal structure to safeguard the rights of migrant workers, by Himalaya Kjharel and Jeevan Baniya (kp 26/02/2018)

Rusting of resistance: Madhesh has lost another round to the PEON, but struggle for dignity, equality, autonomy and identity is invariably a long one, by CK Lal (rep 26/02/2018)

CIEDP chooses 3 districts for probe: Teams will reach Kanchanpur, Makwanpur and Jhapa to get details from family and to collect ante-mortem data (kp 25/02/2018)

Child marriage taking toll on rural women's life, by Jagat Khadka (rep 24/02/2018)

Impunity remains entrenched in Nepal: Amnesty International (kp 23/02/2018) [see AI Annual Report 2017/18 on Nepal], Govt failed to protect migrant workers’ rights: AI report (ht 23/02/2018), Amnesty faults Nepal over migrant workers' rights, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 23/02/2018), Discrimination rife in Nepali society: AI (ht 25/02/2018)

Chhaupadi is still a norm in Achham, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 23/02/2018)

Girls from poor families prone to rape, sexual assault: Police, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 23/02/2018)

Scribes call for guarantee of minimum wage: Journalists urge the FNJ office bearers to work towards ensuring the rights and facilities that are ensured by the ILO (kp 22/02/2018)

Elderly persons in care homes do not get state benefits, by Pratap Bista (kp 22/02/2018)

Indian wives of Madhes: Biased citizenship laws have been created to promote ethnic homogeneity in Nepal, by Kalpana Jha (kp 22/02/2018)

Inclusion in education: Ensure equal opportunity, by Sudarshan Neupane (ht 22/02/2018)

Dr KC refuses hearing; vows to fight ‘corrupt chief justice’, by Manish Gautam (kp 21/02/2018) [The freedom of opinion has to be respected, especially by the judiciary!], Advocate files Contempt case Over Kantipur news Report (kp 21/02/2018)

An opportunity for a fresh start: As Nepal begins its tenure in UN Human Rights Council, it is important for it to protect citizens’ right to religious freedom, by David Anderson (kp 21/02/2018)

Mr Mayor, do something: Bidya Sundar Shakya is wasting precious time. If you have occupied highly important position but do not feel obliged to deliver, it’s a crime, by Anjali Subedi (rep 21/02/2018)

Informal Sector Service Centre releases Yearbook 2018 (ht 20/02/2018) [see report], Govt failed to curb rights abuse by non-state actors: INSEC (rep 20/02/2018)

Making room for women: Women can be empowered through creation of equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making, by Sapana Phuyal (kp 20/02/2018)

Why #rageagainstrape?, by Shiksha Risal (rep 20/02/2018)

No toilets for Dalits in ODF Rukum, by Ganesh BK (20/02/2018)

An unequal constitution: For all the years of debates and discussions on constitutional issues, we could not do justice to Nepali women, by Mohna Ansari (kp 19/02/2018)

Two men rape girl, 16, in Bajura: Villagers threatened to kill us if we filed a police case, said the victim’s father. They prevented us from filing a police complaint at the district headquarters, he said (kp 18/02/2018)

4 rapes reported in different parts of country: Three victims below 13 years; Cousin rapes and murders 11-year-old girl; Saptari police arrests a 12-year-old boy after a two-year-old is raped  on Thursday (kp 17/02/2018), Man arrested for raping, killing cousin (ht 17/02/2018), Man accused of raping child escapes, police accused of collusion, by Madan Thakur (rep 17/02/2018)

Child marriage still rampant although illegal, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 17/02/2018)

Mentally-challenged man forced in shed since four decades, by Maheshwor Chamling Rai (rep 17/02/2018)

Waiting and waiting: Conflict victims have been demanding a fair investigation,  but it is nowhere in sight, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 16/02/2018), Maoists stay out citing ‘ideological differences’; Maoist leaders: UML backtracked on deal to discuss Maoism under pressure from power centres, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 16/02/2018) [Maoist leaders want that their crimes are treated as justified political acts!!]

Girl raped, police blamed for letting of perpetrator (ht 16/02/2018)

On air to deter child marriage: How radio is helping prevent Nepali girls from being married young, by Shipra Jha (nt 16/02/2018)

Teenage pregnancy rife in Makwanpur, by Pratap Bista (kp 15/02/2018)

There is no excuse: The government has been making a mockery of justice by disregarding court orders, by Balram Prasad Raut (kp 15/02/2018)

Grant citizenship through mother’s nationality: NHRC (ht 15/02/2018)

Child rape accused bribes victim’s mum to lie in court, by Shiva Puri (kp 15/02/2018)

Transitional justice delay draws flak (kp 14/02/2018) [see joint statement by ICJ, HRW and AI], ‘TRC, CIEDP short of international standards’ (ht 14/02/2018), Mere extension of TRC, CIEDP terms inadequate: Rights groups (rep 14/02/2018), ‘CIEDP’s success dependent on govt’s willpower’ (ht 15/02/2018)

Cases of sexual violence increasing (kp 14/02/2018)

Transitional Justice: CIEDP opens window for conflict victims (ht 13/02/2018)

Single women in Rolpa facing domestic, social violence (ht 13/02/2018)

No safe zones for women; Chronic anxiety of sexual harassment in public transport narrows down socio-economic prospects of women, by Biranchi Poudyal and Samikshya Thapa (rep 13/02/2018)

Police in Kathmandu and Itahari tried to obstruct access to justice, interview with Gita Upreti (kp 12/02/2018)

TJs begin new term with little hope for result, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/02/2018)

Quest for citizenship hits District Office hurdle, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 11/02/2018)

11-year-old girl raped, suspect absconding (ht 11/02/2018)

Police arrest rape accused in India (kp 11/02/2018)

Women and men: Greater efforts should be made towards gender sensitisation to create a better society, by Bina Jha (kp 11/02/2018)

Schoolchildren at high risk of online sexual abuse (ht 11/02/2018)

Students padlock school after Dalit woman cooks their lunch, by Govinda KC (rep 10/02/2018)

HIV infected women struggle to survive, by Khamma Khatri (rep 10/02/2018)

Not pushed around anymore: A young school girl from a remote Nepali village dares to take a molester to court, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 09/02/2018)

You should wait, baby: Child marriage is a continuing problem that has been exacerbated by low access to education and social media usage, by Navaraj Pudasaini (kp 09/02/2018)

‘Grave mishandling of rape case', by Manish Gautam (kp 09/02/2018)

Hunger for justice: Ganga Maya Adhikari refuses to give up her struggle for justice, by Makenzie Stallo (nt 09/02/2018)

Unsafe and insecure: Recent media disclosures of police complicity with rape perpetrators tells a lot about our society (kp 08/02/2018), Crime and clarity: The police must institutionally do away with the current iniquitous practice of finding a compromise solution over rape, by Deepak Thapa (kp 08/02/2018)

UML dumped me: blast victim, by Pawan Yadav (kp 08/02/2018)

Man attempts to burn wife to death, by Santosh Singh (kp 08/02/2018)

Rights groups demand justice for 14-year-old rape victim in Itahari (kp 07/02/2018)

Dharan police investigates abduction, rape of student (kp 07/02/2018)

Rights chair slams delay in war-era cases probe: Tenures of TJ mechanisms extended by another year (kp 06/02/2018), TRC, CIEDP term extended (ht 06/02/2018), ‘Failure to deliver justice will jeopardise peace process’ (ht 06/02/2018), Criminalize conflict-era torture and enforced disapperaces: NHRC (rep 06/02/2018)

Food for all: Making law ensuring right to food is not enough. The three tiers of government should first come up with a land use policy (ht 06/02/2018)

Nepal must ‘do more’ to protect workers’ rights (kp 06/02/2018), Protection gaps exist in legislation: UN special rapporteur (ht 06/02/2018)

Elusive government grants: Earthquake survivors face endless hassles and  paperwork as they rebuild their homes, by Jagat Basnet (kp 06/02/2018)

Teenager rapes 3-year-old girl: Two girls gang-rapedl (kp 05/01/2017)

Dealing with refugees: Nepal needs to institutionalise refugee matters by creating a legislative framework, by Shubhash Wostey (kp 05/02/2018)

Transport sector to be child labour-free (kp 02/02/2018)

TRC preparing year-long plan to extend its term: TRC says it will write to  the ministry, explaining their difficulties, including lack of proper law, inade-quate human resources (kp 02/02/2018)

The long path to recovery: The government urgently needs contingency credit for humanitarian or livelihood support when disaster occurs, by Nara Hari Dhakal, Nav Raj Simkhada and Mayumi Ozaki (kp 02/02/2018)

NHRC panel to probe Durbarmarg gang rape case (kp 01/02/2018), Victim changes her statement (kp 02/02/2018)

CIEDP seeks one-year extension, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 01/02/2018), CIEDP seeks one-year term extension (rep 01/02/2018)

25 percent children malnourished in Banke village: District Public Health Office says malnourishment is widespread among children in Holiya Village, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 01/02/2018)

Police HQ probes officers for refusing rape victim’s plaint (kp 31/01/2018), Police inspector under scannerAccused of taking bribe to let ‘gang-rapists’ off the hook (ht 31/01/2018)

Ganga Maya on another death fast (kp 31/01/2018)

TJ bodies place demands before extending term: Tenures of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons expire on February 7 (kp 30/01/2018), The world watches: Transitional justice bodies are being criticised for delays but bulk of blame lies with parties (kp 31/01/2018)

Fourteen-year-old thrashed in police custody (ht 30/01/2018)

Psycho-social centre to open at Nakhkhu jail (kp 30/01/2018)

A different lens: How virtual experience of swapped gender roles can change social understanding, by Renaud Meyer and Kamal Raj Sigdel (kp 28/01/2018)

Commissions for marginalized face lack of budget, personnel, by Chandni Hamal (rep 28/01/2018)

Abuse of innocence: Study after study has linked child abuse with depression, mood disorders, feelings of isolation and stigma and poor self-esteem among others, by Supriya Joshi (rep 28/01/2018)

TRC asks govt, parties not to meddle in war-era incidents, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/01/2018)

Call to end human trafficking in the guise of foreign employment (ht 27/01/2018)

Budget for children’s welfare inadequate (ht 27/01/2018)

Sorry tale of young Chepang moms who have babies every year, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 27/01/2018)

Cultural rights and wrongs: How many more women must die before defining how far Chhaupadi is acceptable?, by Prakash Budha Magar (kp 26/01/2018), Chill adds to woes of menstruating women (ht 26/01/2018)

TRC, CIEDP ‘in dilemma’ on term extension, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 26/01/2018)

Snow adds to quake victims’ woes (ht 26/01/2018)

Just a minute, Your Honour: Are Dr Govinda KC’s statements an attack against the chief justice or the judiciary?, by Prakritee Yonzon (kp 25/01/2018)

Only few schools imparting education in mother tongue (ht 25/01/2018)

Minor girls employed in entertainment industry (25/01/2018)

CIEDP for Rs 2m in compensation: Proposes the sum to Peace Ministry as relief for each family of the disappeared, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/01/2018)

International community calls for ‘credible’ TJ process (kp 24/01/2018), People’s reps should listen to conflict victims: German envoy (ht 24/01/2018), Human rights watch: TRC and CIEPD have done very little to earn the victims’ families respect and goodwill (kp 25/01/2018)

‘Media should focus on peace building and transitional justice' (ht 24/01/2018)

Quake victims could miss second tranche of grant due to PM's busy schedule (rep 24/01/2018)

CIEDP, NEFAD deliberate collaboration, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 23/01/2018)

Chepang children still deprived of quality education, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 23/01/2018)

Children’s future at risk due to lack of school infrastructure in Bara (ht 23/01/2018)

CJ urges press to refrain from commenting on sub-judice cases (rep 22/01/2018) [???]

‘Conflict victims yet to get justice’ (ht 19/01/2018)

Transitional justice mechanism: ‘Political will to deliver justice crucial to settle conflict-era cases’; With the tenures of the two transitional justice bodies  due to expire in less than a month, the government is planning to seek a year extension through an ordinance (kp 18/01/2018)

‘Sahi Ho!’ campaign launched (ht 18/01/2018)

Calling for press freedom: Nepal is still a long way from complete press freedom, and all stakeholders need to speak against violations, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 17/01/2018)

Increasing demonstration challenge court's credibility in Dhanusha, by Suresh Yadav (rep 17/01/2018)

Empowering schools: There needs to be more debate in terms of private intervention in public education among stakeholders including the donors, by Niranjan Narsingh Khatri (rep 17/01/2018)

KMG statement on its coverage of Sumargi’s financial transactions (kp 17/01/2018)

Post journalist attacked by  sand smugglers in Gorkha (kp 16/01/2018), Journo attack: Case against assailants (kp 17/01/2018)

Quake victims slam delays in receiving housing grants, by Narahari Sapkota (ht 16/01/2018). Over 80 percent quake victims miss deadline for second tranche of housing grant (rep 16/01/2018), Second grant tranche: 385,657 beneficiaries miss deadline, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 16/01/2018) [We are still talking about only 14 of 31 affected districts!!], 50,000 quake-hit families yet to start rebuilding in Kavre; Only 14,223 houses built in Dhading, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 17/01/2018), No second tranche of housing grant for earthquake victims: National Reconstruction Authority to build houses for helpless and elderly persons in Kavre (ht 17/01/2018), Tardy pace: The pace of rebuilding individual houses is so slow that NRA, it seems, will never be able to accomplish its mission (ht 17/01/2018)

Circle of death: Cold waves are systemic annual occurrences, and the govt hasn’t done enough to alleviate the hazard (kp 16/01/2018)

SC: Act swiftly to check air pollution (kp 15/01/2018)

Kin of missing Kamlaris urge govt to find their whereabouts, by Kamal Panthi (kp 15/01/2018)

Govt forwards ordinance for authentication: Victims say another extension of transitional justice bodies’ tenure without amending laws unacceptable (kp 14/01/2018)

Continuous isolation: Changing a long-held tradition requires a more comprehensive approach than legislation alone can ever provide, by Navaraj Pudasaini (kp 14/01/2018) [on Chhaupadi]

Chandrapur blast victim in financial crisis (ht 14/01/2018)

Betrayed by delay: Many houses would have been rebuilt by now if the government had not promised reconstruction grants, by Ravi Lochan Paudyal (rep 14/01/2018)

16 killed in Chhintang named martyrs after 39 years (kp 13/01/2018)

Jailbirds prone to mental health problems (ht 13/01/2018)

Founder of modern Nepal: Prithvi Narayan hailed as the unifier (kp 12/01/2018) [For most parts of the country, it was usurpation, not integration! Most population groups are still not equal! Current Nepal deserves her existence as an independent state to Prithvi Narayan, though we must be aware that he did not do it for the country but fort himself!]. Dhading’s Kumal community yet to receive housing rebuilding aid, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 12/01/2018)

Judge has no time for hearing Adhikari murder case, date fixed 15 times (ht 11/01/2018)

TRC members should quit if they can’t do their job: Conflict victims (ht 10/01/2018), Deliver or quit: Conflict victims’ ultimatum to CIEDP officials, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/01/2018), Realm of rights: The primary responsibility for improving transitional justice lies with govt and parties (kp 11/01/2018), Three wasted years: Transitional justice bodies became non-functional because they were more interested to appease political players than deliver justice to the victims, by Charan Prasai (rep 11/01/2018)

Rehabilitation of street children in Surkhet district easier said than done (ht 10/01/2018)

FNJ flays police interference in media: Press Council acting chair says that as per Article 19 of the constitution, police cannot ask journalists to reveal their sources (kp 09/01/2018)

Woman Dies in Chhaupadi practice: Chhaupadi tradition  was criminalised by  the government  in August 2017, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 09/01/2018), Woman in Achham dies in Chhaupadi shed, by Khamma Khatri (rep 09/01/2018)

Child marriage rampant in Bara (ht 09/01/2018)

Quake victims’ children suffer from pneumonia (ht 09/01/2018)

Calls for amendment to laws before extending tenure of TJ bodies: Rights activists have warned that extension of  the terms of TRC and CIEDP in status quo would  be unacceptable to them (kp 09/01/2018), One year term extension won’t do: TRC reps; Conflict victims say that inept transitional justice bodies also to blame for delay in investigation of war-era cases (kp 10/01/2018)

Supreme Court reinstates Dr Sharma as IoM dean (ht 08/01/2018), SC ruling on IoM dean splits legal experts (kp 08/01/2018), Fasting doc held in contempt case: Detained at Singha Durbar Police Circle; Due to be presented to the Supreme Court today for statement, by Manish Gautam (kp 09/01/2018), Dr KC arrested after SC summons on contempt charge (rep 09/01/2018), Dr Govinda KC arrested for contempt of court, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 09/01/2018), Dr KC: Criticism of controversial  judgments not contempt of court: Public outrage against the Supreme Court’s decision to arrest Dr KC has been overwhelming with around 100 advocates signing to plead in his defence in court, by Manish Gautam (kp 10/01/2018) [see reply by Dr KC to the SC as published in the Kathmandu Post (10/01/2018)], Dr KC makes 11 allegations against CJ Parajuli (rep 10/01/2018), Contemptible actions: Supreme Court acted harshly in ordering arrest of Dr KC who was only exercising right to protest (kp 10/01/2018), Leaders express their solidarity (kp 10/01/2018), Leaders support Dr KC while major parties keep mum (rep 10/01/2018), Thousands stage protest against Dr KC’s arrest (ht 10/01/2018), Hundreds gather at Maitighar in a show of solidarity with Dr KC (kp 10/01/2018), Social networking sites flooded with messages of support (ht 10/01/2018), SC orders probe into CJ Parajuli’s papers, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 11/01/2018)

Chepang village reeling under food shortage: People surviving on a diet of stinging nettle, wild roots and tubers (kp 08/01/2018)

Early marriage contributing to school dropout, by Madhav Aryal (kp 08/01/2018)

Sumargi files defamation case against Kantipur Publications (kp 08/01/2018), Sumargi firms laundered Rs9b into Nepal: Govt report, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 11/01/2018), NMS demands Sumargi to show proof: Nepal Media Society has  said in a statement  that Sumargi could be  manoeuvring to  intimidate the press (kp 11/01/2018)

Saptari chill toll reaches 15, by Abadhesh Kumar Jha (kp 08/01/2018), Cold wave claims 24 lives in Tarai (ht 08/01/2018), NHRC concerned about cold snap (ht 08/01/2018), Out in the cold: Measures like distributing warm clothes, blankets and firewood after cold snaps start claiming lives and taking a toll on people are but cold comfort (ht 08/01/2018)

Conflict victims working on demand paper: With support from donors, Conflict Victims Common Platform is finalising the paper defining criteria and schemes for reparation by categorising victims (kp 07/01/2018)

146 children suffering from malnutrition in Rukum: DHO, by Hari Gautam (kp 07/01/2018)

Dolakha children with physical disability in dire need of helping hand, by Gokarna Prasad Bhandari (ht 07/01/2018)

Tenure extension of transitional justice mechanisms unjustifiable: Victims (ht 07/01/2018)

Legal provisions on needs of elderly not adequate : Report (ht 07/01/2018)

Inebriated man beats wife to death, by Pratap Bista (kp 07/01/2018)

CIEDP draws flak for not tracking down disappeared: Sudden confirmation of kin's death angers families of conflict victims, by Arjun Oli (rep 06/01/2018), Truth on Disappeared Fleeting, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 08/01/2018)

Conflict victims want their personal details secured (kp 05/01/2018)

Woman beaten on witchcraft charge (kp 05/01/2018)

Enabling the disabled, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 05/01/2018)

3 dead of suspected hypothermia in a week (kp 05/01/2018), Cold shouldered: The vulnerable have to be protected from cold, as respite from winter is yet far-off (kp 05/01/2018)

Scaling up nutrition: All sectors need to jump in to address gaps that hamper the provision of proper nutrition to Nepali children, by Jhabindra Bhandari (kp 04/01/2018)

New ordinance to extend term of TRC, CIEDP by a year, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 04/01/2018), Ordinance for extending TJ commissions’ tenure (kp 06/01/2018), TRC investigates 285 plaints in seven months (ht 06/01/2018)

Danger zones for journalists, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (rep 04/01/2018)

Right to information: A tool to strengthen democracy, by Krishna Hari Baskota (ht 03/01/2018)

People practicing child marriage to be ostracized and penalized, by Jagat Khadka (rep 03/01/2018)

Classes at quake-damaged schools still under tents, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 03/01/2018)

Govt silent on institutionalized corruption: TI Nepal (rep 03/01/2018)

CIEDP declares 400 missing people killed ‘without probe’ (ht 02/01/2018)

Nepal yet to ratify third optional protocol to CRC, by Anita Shrestha (ht 02/01/2018)

60 killed in East in a year: INSEC (kp 02/01/2018)

Human rights violation on the rise in western region (rep 02/01/2018)

Shortage of drinking water hits Jumla prison: Inmates suffering from water-borne diseases, by DB Buda (rep 02/01/2018)

2 held for, extortion, rape attempt (kp 01/01/2018)

Violence against young girls on the rise in Jhapa, by Raju Adhikari (rep 01/01/2018)

Shedding veils to shed tradition: Women in Siraha’s Jahadi settlement find their voice as they defy the practice of wearing ‘Ghumto’, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 01/01/2018)

Villagers deprived of state facilities (ht 01/01/2018)

Bara factory poses serious health risks for locals (ht 01/01/2018)

Rajbiraj-13 residents without drinking water, electricity (ht 01/01/2018)

Cases of human rights violation up (ht 31/12/2017)

Abolishing Chhaupadi: Jumla women in period no longer deemed unclean, by DB Buda (rep 30/12/2017)

‘Women’s issues must be addressed separately’ (ht 29/12/2017)

To forget or not to forget: Can new provincial governments address hardships of war victims?, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 29/12/2017)

SC directs police not to harass people based on appearances (kp 28/12/2017)

Untouchability cases being settled under duress (ht 28/12/2017)

NHRC paints bleak picture of prison conditions: Many of the prisons damaged in the 2015 earthquake have yet to be reconstructed (ht 28/12/2017)

Dom families in Saptari have no land to build latrines (ht 28/12/2017)

Relief materials rot in storehouse while quake victims battle with cold and hunger, by Bhagawati Lama (rep 28/12/2017)

Punishable but pervasive: Incidents of child marriage in Nepal are widespread yet remain woefully underreported, by Chun Bahadur Gurung (kp 28/12/2017)

Quake victims lack resources to rebuild (ht 27/12/2017), Post-quake reconstruction: Only 11 pc private homes built so far, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 28/12/2017) [a crime committed by NRA, government and adminstration!]

36 pc children below 5 stunted in Nepal; Anemia prevalence in increasesd 5 percent, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 27/12/2017)

Nepali woman returns home from Iraq incapacitated, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 26/12/2017)

Child marriage rampant in far flung areas of Bajura district (ht 26/12/2017)

Some drugs supplied by govt, pvt sector are substandard: NHRC, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 26/12/2017), Health Ministry downplays NHRC drugs report, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 28/12/2017)

Quake survivors battling with extreme cold, by Kishan Sangeet Nepali (rep 26/12/2017)

Breaking barrier: Placing persons with disabilities under guardianship is a violation of human rights, it is unfair and unnecessary, by Dev Datta Joshi (rep 26/12/2017)

News portals asked to reveal news sources in Silwal case (kp 25/12/2017), MPR asks online media to reveal source (ht 25/12/2017), Online portals move HC against police order (rep 27/12/2017)

Rautahat woman thrashed for 'practicing witchcraft' (ht 25/12/2017), Long way to go: Fighting this illegal and abominable practice is not just the duty of government; NGOs also should come up and act against the social scourge (ht 26/12/2017

Students practicing early marriage to be deprived of various facilities in schools, by Krishna Oli (rep 25/12/2017)

The need for a watchdog: The media needs to get its priorities right and report news that matters to the public, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 24/12/2017)

Male chambers: Only six of 165 candidates picked for House of Representatives under FPTP are women, which comes to a paltry 3.63 percent, by Meena Bhatta (rep 24/12/2017)

NHRC says human rights situation bleak, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 24/12/2017)

Police shoot dead Myadi recruit for protesting pay cut, by Tularam Pandey (kp 23/12/2017), Curfew clamped in Manma, by Tularam Pandey (kp 24/12/2017)

Lack of ID cards delays Haliyas' rehabilitation, by Pushkar Bhandari (rep 23/12/2017)

People practicing or promoting Chhaupadi in Dhamile to be punished, by Jagat Khadka (rep 23/12/2017)

Protect rights of LGBTI people, ICJ tells govt (ht 22/12/2017)

Children of single, divorced parents face difficulty acquiring citizenship (ht 22/12/2017)

Women migrant workers continue to face abuse (ht 22/12/2017)

Dalit presence in Parliament still seen as tokenism, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 22/12/2017), Protect political rights of Dalits: NHRC chair (ht 23/12/2017)

29 out of 100 people poor: Govt uses Multidimensional Poverty Index to measure national poverty for the first time, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 21/12/2017)

CIEDP urges government to extend its term by three years, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 21/12/2017)

Quake victims to spend third winter in tents, by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 20/12/2017) [This is a grave crime committed by politicians, NRA and other administrators!!], In despair, quake victims living on flood-prone riverbank, by Shiva Hari Ghimire (rep 21/12/2017)

More people benefiting from free health service (ht 20/12/2017)

‘Government media not inclusive’ (ht 20/12/2017)

Nepal govt failed to curb illegal recruitment fees, says Amnesty Int’l (kp 19/12/2017) [see AI press release], Lost without recourse: Govt has failed to enforce laws that would discourage exploitation of migrant workers (kp 20/12/2017), Value of life: Why are Nepali migrants, who were proven to be medically fit before departure, dying in large numbers abroad?, by Roni Pradhan (kp 20/12/2017)

Protecting workers without borders: Nepal should benefit from migration, but not at the cost of the rights and wellbeing of migrants, by Paul I. Norton (kp 17/12/2017)

Police arrest alleged human trafficker: He left several women in the lurch promising them high-paying jobs in Iraq (ht 17/12/2017)

MoH proposes free treatment for people injured in road accidents (ht 17/12/2017)

Caste discrimination hampering development in Tarai, says Yadav (ht 17/12/2017)

HIV-infected children in Baitadi deprived of education, health care (ht 16/12/2017)

Women risking their lives in Achham in obsession for a male child, by Khamma Khatri (rep 16/12/2017)

Child marriage blamed for adolescent violence (rep 15/12/2017)

No. of directly elected female candidates slumps further: Only six secure seats in House of Representatives under FPTP category in these elections (kp 14/12/2017), Investing in inclusion: Constitutionally guaranteed proportional  representation won’t guarantee qualitative change (kp 15/12/2017) [The parties' women discriminating way of nominating candidates for elections is a fundamental crime and a grave violation of the constitution!!], Need to aim higherWomen’s representation in public life has risen, but we shouldn’t become complacent, by Kabi Adhikari (kp 15/12/2017)

Man on the run set to walk into Parliament: Resham Chaudhary wins election from Kailali-1; He is on our wanted list; we will arrest him: Police (kp 13/12/2017) [Question to EC and RJPN: What about artiucle 87 of the constitution??]

Don’t forget the children: Leaders have promised magnificent things, but said little about ending malnutrition, by PC Wasti (kp 13/12/2017)

Outlawed Chhaupadi still in practice: The Criminal Code stipulates a three-month jail term or Rs 3,000 fine, or both, for anyone forcing a woman to follow the custom (ht 13/12/2017)

Counselling For Transformation, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 12/12/2017)

9th Human Rights National Magna Meet ends with 50-point declaration (ht 12/12/2017)

Helpline for GBV plaints launched (kp 11/12/2017), Zonta marks 16 days of activism against GBV (kp 11/12/2017)

Prez stresses upliftment of marginalised communities (kp 10/12/2017) [For example, by not participating them in politics?], The politics of human rights: Govt must enact laws for protecting and promoting human rights if Constitution is to be implemented, by Mohna Ansari (kp 10/12/2017), Forgetting something: The transition is said to have been a success, but conflict victims still wait for justice, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 10/12/2017)

NHRC concerned over country’s poor human rights track record (kp 09/12/2017), Rights situation not satisfactory: NHRC (ht 09/12/2017), AHRC urges govt to improve human rights situation (ht 09/12/2017)

#16 Days: Make the call: Only if the culture of shame and silence around Gender Based Violence is broken will we be able to create a safe environment, by Biska Thapa (kp 08/12/2017)

FNJ moves SC demanding release of arrested journalists (kp 06/12/2017)

Equality before the law: Govt must examine all areas of law to ensure persons with disabilities have unbiased right of legal capacity, by Dev Datta Joshi (kp 06/12/2017)

TRC ignored due process while probing war-era cases: Victims, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/12/2017)

Leave no one behind: Nepal can be proud of its efforts to tackle gender-based violence, but a lot remains to be done, by Richard Morris and Rurik Marsden (kp 05/12/2017)

Nepal yet to ratify third optional protocol to CRC (ht 05/12/2017)

A lot has healed but scars remain: Two years after a deadly violence in the Tharu heartland, the political landscape has changed dramatically; The raw energy and anger that fuelled the Tharu protests across the mid- and far-western Tarai in 2015 has lessened substantially, by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp 04/12/2017)

Dahal signs deal with Bandarmude blast victims, by Shiva Puri (kp 04/12/2017) [This means that he at last admits the crime, but justice looks different!! Abd who will pay all this, the state or the Maoist party??], Justice eludes conflict victims, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 04/12/2017), Dahal's deal with Badarmude victims draws flak (rep 05/12/2017), TRC takes exception to Dahal’s deal with Madi blast victims (kp 06/12/2017)

Visually impaired students deprived of joy of reading (ht 03/12/2017)

Online listing of VAW cases from Dec 11 (kp 02/12/2017)

Girls face barriers in accessing education, health, safety: Report (kp 01/12/2017), Report highlights barriers Nepali girls face in accessing education: The report provides data of education, child marriage and VAW (ht 02/12/2017)

Families of Maleth victims want jobs, education (ht 01/12/2017)

Temporary cop injured in Dang explosion dies: 1st casualty of anti-poll activities, by Durga Lal KC (kp 30/11/2017), NC candidate among seven hurt in Udaypur IED blast, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 30/11/2017), NHRC condemns rising incidents of bomb attack (kp 30/11/2017)

Transitional justive: Lack of designated law minister puts MoPR in quandary: Act amendment process stalled as commissions’ term nears end (kp 29/11/2017)

Stuck in limbo: Government should advocate to international groups on behalf of its exploited out-migrants (kp 29/11/2017)

Transitional justice: Probe into 500 cases completed in 2 provinces: Reports to be sent to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission head office for review before further process; Commission unable to review the investigated cases  as senior officials from the TRC headquarters  have been deputed for the elections, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/11/2017)

Violence against women continues (ht 26/11/2017)

Reconstruction work snail-paced (ht 26/11/2017)

Space of absence: Women and other marginalised gender groups cannot  afford to ignore inaccessibility to fundamental rights, by Archana Thapa (kp 24/11/2017)

Transitional justice: CIEDP to summon Deuba over conflict-era disappearances, by Chitranga Thapa (kp 23/11/2017)

Speakers stress effective implementation of CEDAW (kp 23/11/2017)

11 years of peace agreement: Conflict victims’ wait for justice continues, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/11/2017), Piecemeal process: 11 years after CPA, political parties are still to internalise the essence of transitional justice (kp 23/11/2017)

SC calls parties, EC to discuss 33 pc women candidates, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 22/11/2017) [Why only 4 days ahead of the first election day?]

Achham rife with cases of violence against women (kp 21/11/2017), VAW cases rampant in Achham district:  Much of the violence unreported; Five rapes reported in five months (ht 21/11/2017)

Despite higher population size women voters are less than men (kp 19/11/2017)

Blind people call for secret voting rights (kp 16/11/2017)

Slaving away: Govt has proven toothless, instead of taking strong position to protect migrant workers (kp 10/11/2017)

TRC, CIEDP stare at crisis as term sees end: Act needs to be amended to give the commissions more time to work, by Binod Ghire (kp 08/11/2017), Trauma in transition:Tenures of toothless transitional justice bodies need to be renewed; given greater independence (kp 09/11/2017)

Gender discriminatory practices not on parties’ vote agenda, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 08/11/2017)

Maina Sunuwar murder case: SC orders Kavre court to produce documents; three ex-Nepal army officials were sentenced to life in prison in April (kp 07/11/2017)

No women candidates in Province 6 for FPTP vote, by Janak Nepal (kp 05/11/2017)

Election authority yet to start voter education drive: Vote three weeks away; Fear for high invalid votes (kp 05/11/2017)

Health insurance made mandatory for all (ht 05/11/2017)

Guilty of Madi bus ambush should face legal action: Dahal (kp 05/11/2017) [Change of mind?]

Challenges faced by female journalists discussed (ht 05/11/2017)

Woman killed for refusing group sex proposal: Police (kp 04/11/2017)

Call to end impunity for crimes perpetrated against journalists (ht 04/11/2017)

Politicians in proportion: Women must be allowed to contest direct elections so as to develop leadership skills (kp 03/11/2017) [Its is their right! Men have nothing to allow!], Major political parties fail to field enough number of women candidates: NC has fielded seven, UML six and CPN-MC three women candidates for phase ll of parliamentary FPTP polls (ht 03/11/2017)

Justice delayed and denied: Many more cases like Dhungel’s will have to be brought to justice before some kind of normalcy returns, by Deepak Thapa (kp 02/11/2017)

Electoral competency: Women are still underrepresented in Nepali politics and the PR system has not made it any better, by Sanjaya Mahato (kp 02/11/2017)

Krishna Adhikari's murder: Hearing put off for December 11 (kp 02/11/2017)

Murder convict Dhungel sent to prison: Maoist leader, who was walking free despite being convicted eight years ago by apex court, will remain behind bars for 12.5 yrs, by Manish Gautam (kp 01/11/2017), Arrest of Dhungel raises hope of justice for war-era victims (kp 02/11/2017), Search for truth and justice continues in Nepal: ICJ; Says arrest of Maoist leader Dhungel highlights weaknesses, as well as promises, for conflict victims seeking accountability (kp 02/11/2017), Half a milestone: Maoist leader Dhungel’s arrest for war-era murder should now be followed by broader prosecution (kp 02/11/2017), Belated action: In 2016, the Judgment Implementation Directorate of the SC had also written to the Nepal Police to execute the verdict, but the police never responded (ht 03/11/2017)

Dalit activists demand justice for 14-year-old rape victim (kp 01/11/2017)

Mother of two flees abusive husband, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 30/10/2017)

New law sets five-year jail term  for marital rape (ht 30/10/2017)

Foreign secretary attends UNSC debate (ht 29/10/2017) [The secretary's statement at the UNSC contradicts relities in Nepal!]

Dalit leaders demand fair distribution of tickets in second phase elections (ht 28/10/2017)

‘Ensure women participation as per statute' (kp 28/10/2017)

50pc disabled people deprived of ID cards (ht 28/10/2018) [related to Nawalparasi district]

Dangerous alliance: State security forces and political parties have allied to subvert the truth behind human rights abuses, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 27/10/2017)

Women leaders demand more media coverage to promote female leadership (ht 27/10/2017)

Caught in the middle by middlemen: Migrant workers learn to face exploitation and abuse from recruiters at home and abroad, by Upasana Khadka (nt 27/10/2017)

International conference on peace next month (kp 27/10/2017)

The right bills: Cabinet has rightly sent two crucial bills of huge public importance for Presidential approval (kp 26/10/2017)

Hospital vandals beware: People who engage in violent acts must be punished according to the existing laws, by Ghanashyam Chapagain (kp 26/10/2017)

Govt’s scheme for quake victims falls flat: Over 80 per cent acquirers of new taxi permits have transferred ownership of their cabs, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 26/10/2017)

Contempt of court writ filed against police chief: Petitioner says failure to arrest murder convict Dhungel is wilful disobedience by security force (kp 25/10/2017)

Parties leave out women, Dalits in candidate selection, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/10/2017) [Not even 5 per cent female candidates!!], Fair share of tickets a far cry for women: Three major parties field only nine women for Nov 26 polls, by Arjun Poudel (ht 24/10/2017), Two alliances field just 8 women under FPTP in first phase polls: Poll alliances, reluctance of women aspirants, cited for low female numbers, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 24/10/2017), Gender imbalance: The major political parties  have given importance to male candidates for reasons, or rationale, beyond anybody’s comprehension (ht 24/10/2017)

Photo expo on Nepalis sans citizenship (ht 24/10/2017)

Quake victims struggle to receive grants, by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 24/10/2017)

Elderly elated to get allowance at home: Although the government had introduced the allowance for the welfare of senior citizens, they had to struggle a lot for the little amoount, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 24/10/2017)

If parties allow human rights problems to fester, new issues will crop up, interview with Mohna Ansari (kp 23/10/2017)

Three-yr-old girl raped, murdered (ht 23/10/2017)

Do more: member of the UNHRC gives an immense opportunity to share experiences of the unique and successful peace process (ht 18/10/2017), Well within our rights: Now a member of the UNHRC, Nepal has to fully commit to upholding human rights (kp 19/10/2017)

Nepal elected to UN Human rights Council (kp 17/10/2017), Nepal elected UNHRC member (ht 17/10/2017)

Child labour rampant in far-west (ht 17/10/2017)

Stolen baby boy was sold to Siraha woman, by Shyamsundar Shashi (kp 16/10/2017), Babies as items to steal for some, throwaway for others, by Suresh Yadav (rep 16/10/2017)

HPE Bill’s fate hangs in the balance: Chances of its endorsement today, the last day of Parliament, slim, as it is not on the agenda, by Manish Gautam (kp 14/10/2017), Lawmakers cheated people: Dr KC (kp 14/10/2017), AHRC urges government to address striking Dr Govinda KC’s demands (ht 14/10/2017)

Free press for development: Government should remove obstacles that prevent people from exercising their right to information, by Meera Rajbhandari Amatya (kp 13/10/2017)

Nepal falls short on ‘right to sight’ goal (ht 13/10/2017)

Plus and minus: Just because the Maoists are subsumed within the UML, it doesn’t mean their war crimes will be erased, by Nilamber Acharya (nt 13/10/2017) [Please do not conceal that war crimes were committed in the same way by security forces and at least protected by the then responsible politicians from NC, CPN-UML and RPP as well as Gyanendra Shah!]

Discussion held on migration health policy (kp 12/10/2017)

Army petitions SC over Kavre court verdict in Maina case, by Bhasha Sharma (rep 11/10/2017), Set it right: Nepal Army has to come clean on the Maina Sunuwar case, as it is an emblematic one (kp 12/10/2017)

House nod to landmark bill to ensure universal health care, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/10/2017), House passes Health Insurance Bill (rep 11/10/2017)

Children of refugee parents get birth registration certificates, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 11/10/2017)

Demanding our rights: Only through provision of basic services can the cycle of poverty be broken and the marginalised given a voice, by Anjita Parajuli (kp 10/10/2017)

Retired ‘living goddess’ starts school (kp 10/10/2017)

MoGA warns civil servants against contesting polls (ht 10/10/2017) [To prevent members of special vocational groups from candidating in elections is a grave violation of equal fundamental rights!]

Compensation for flood-affected only after PDNA (ht 10/10/2017) [??]

Ten years on, displaced families still struggling for permanent shelter, by Amar Khadka (rep 07/10/2017)

Being a girl: Although I see smile on the faces of parents after the birth of their first child, a girl, their disappointment is hard to conceal, by Usha Pokharel (rep 07/10/2017)

My body, sacred or profane? To remove the idea of impurity associated with women's body during menstruation, it is crucial to change how people view the monthly cycle, by Pabitra Gurung (rep 07/10/2017)

Quake survivors in Dolakha struggle to repay loans, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 06/10/2017)

Flood victims shut Gulariya ward offices (kp 06/10/2017)

Freed Kamlaris turning into career women after liberation, by Kamal Panthi (kp 04/10/2017)

Safe Migration: Reducing Human Trafficking, by Jhabindra Bhandari (rn 03/10/2017)

Out in the cold: Govt has to step up reconstruction efforts in coordination with local bodies and survivors (kp 03/10/2017), Only 6.6pc of quake-damaged houses rebuilt till date (ht 03/10/2017)

Sons, daughters to have equal rights in parental property: Will system dropped from final bill, by Ram Kumar Kamat (kp 26/09/2017), Sweeping reforms: The Will System which was passed at the Legislation Committee was dropped when the Bills were discussed in the full House of Parliament (ht 27/09/2017)

‘Human rights situation not satisfactory’ (ht 26/09/2017)

Three years on, state of flood victims no better (ht 26/09/2017)

Drinking water supply cut off for nearly three months in Saptari (ht 26/09/2017)

Living as refugees: Statelessness of Bhutanese Lhotsampas and Myanmar’s Rohingya has been a cause of human suffering and needs global attention, by Suresh Sharma (kp 26/09/2017)

Women rights activist attacked for ‘witchcraft’, by Shankar Acharya (kp 25/09/2017)

Closure of OPD services in hospitals hits patients hard (ht 23/09/2017), OPD services closed in hospitals for third day, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 25/09/2017), Doctors’ strike ‘inhuman’, says NHRC (ht 25/09/2017), Pregnant women hit hard, by Anita Shrestha (ht 25/09/2017), OPD services closed on fourth day of strike (ht 26/09/2017), Patients bear brunt of docs’ strike: Hundreds of thousands of patients across country deprived of medical services as doctors refuse to budge, by Manish Gautam (kp 26/09/2017), Lives in peril: The strike goes against the provision of the Essential Service Operation Act that forbids strikes in hospitals and health centres (ht 26/09/2017), Docs up the ante as govt renews call to end strike: NMA warns of stern protest as patients suffer (kp 27/09/2017), Malpractice: Extreme demands have been made by both sides of the case in holding doctors accountable (kp 27/09/2017), OPDs closed for 5th day, thousands affected (rep 27/09/2017), Doctors call off strike after 4-pt deal with govt; hospitals reopen across country (kp 30/09/2017)

Flood recovery plan set to exclude tenant farmers: While the government announced a Rs 1.25 billion agricultural recovery package, this aid is unlikely to reach farmers because they lack formal documentation certifying tenancy, by Petert Gill and Bhola Paswan (kp 23/09/2017)

Rights right here at home: While it pushes for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, experts say the Nepal Government should also be strengthening human rights at home, by Marty Logan (nt 22/09/2017)

The dead, and the dying: Nanda Prasad Adhikari is dead, but his family’s quest for justice for his murdered son is not, by Om Astha Rai (nt 22/09/2017), Nanda Prasad’s last rites yet to be performed (ht 23/09/2017)

Criminal Code: Chhaupadi and community, by Mukesh Adhikari (ht 21/09/2017)

Nepali migrants harassed at Indian border town' (kp 21/09/2017), More Nepalis being extorted in Indian border areas, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 25/09/2017)

School girls build toilet on their own, by Jagat Khadka (rep 19/09/2017)

Increase in missing children cases baffles cops (ht 18/09/2017)

Elderly underfed, neglected at Pashupati old age home, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 18/09/2017)

Nepal invites three UN Rapporteurs as it makes a bid for HR Council member (rep 18/09/2017)

SWC probing NGOs for forceful religious conversion, by Chhabi Lal Tiwari (rep 17/09/2017)

Thawang chief kidnapped by cadres of Chand-led party: CPN members say they will release Ghartimagar after interrogation, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 16/09/2017), Ghartimagar released (kp 18/09/2017) [Bring the culprits behind bars if you ever want to end political impunity!!]

From terror to tolerance: Efforts promoting interfaith harmony should be sustained, even as basic human rights should be upheld, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 15/09/2017)

Laws to protect child rights in the offing: Minister Koirala (ht 15/09/2017)

ECDC necessary in every locality: Minister Koirala (kp 14/09/2017)

Uncertain future awaits street kids: Most of them addicted to drugs, beg to make a living, by Anita Shrestha (ht 14/09/2017)

Children used in PM’s election assembly: EC (ht 14/09/2017)

Musahars ask for citizenship with candidates seeking votes, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 14/09/2017)

CIB urges caution in wake of paedophile arrests (kp 12/09/2017), Nepal Police intensifies vigilance against potential paedophiles (ht 13/09/2017)

UN special rapporteurs invited for inspection visit (kp 11/09/2017)

Lankan women saved from traffickers: New phenomenon in trend of Nepali men and women being trafficked via Colombo (kp 11/09/2017)

70 booked for sexually harassing women (kp 11/09/2017)

People with disabilities: Access to justice, by Dev Datta Joshi (ht 11/09/2017)

Dalit women come forward to assume leadership (kp 10/09/2017)

Over 2,000 children went missing in 2016/2017, by Pooja Chauhan (rep 10/09/2017)

Flood-displaced locals in Sarlahi await support from government (ht 10/09/2017) [Another case of denial of assistance!!!]

Madhesi panel bill endorsed: Tharu, Muslim commission bills stuck for lack of quorum, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/09/2017), Crucial bills stuck in House for lack of quorum, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 09/09/2017)

Fourteen-year-old dies in police custody (kp 09/09/2017)

Government urged to guarantee social security of journalists (ht 09/09/2017)

Crusher plants causing noise pollution: Locals, by Suman Malla (rep 09/09/2017)

Family of drowned girls yet to get promised relief, by Madan Thakur (rep 09/09/2017)

SAsia’s religious leaders to work for children’s rights (kp 08/09/2017), Regional platform launched to promote children’s rights (ht 08/09/2017)

Building lives beyond the streets, by Swasti Gautam (rep 08/09/2017)

People, Politics, and Placentas: Despite dramatic improvements in maternal survival, many Nepali mothers are still dying needlessly at childbirth, by Bikash Gauchan (nt 08/09/2017)

Snail-paced Reconstruction Work, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 07/09/2017)

Criminalisation of Chhaupadi: Bajhang women sceptical about effective implementation of law, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 06/09/2017), Saving their honor: While Chhaupadi ban is indeed a major step towards women’s empowerment and emancipation in our highly patriarchal society, it also has many hitherto ignored ramifications, by Basant Kumar Chaudhary (rep 06/09/2017), Chhaupadi tradition: Uneducated belief, by Usha Maharjan Wall (ht 08/09/2017) [And why is it practised by people who pretend to be educated as well, especially in Western and Far Western Nepal?]

IFJ urges Nepal to discourage false lawsuits aimed at silencing media (rep 06/09/2017)

Lack of funds, disease outbreaks compound flood victims’ misery’ (kp 06/09/2017), Landslide survivors say aid has not reached them yet: Landslide-displaced families from the indigenous Chepang communities in Santhali, Sarling and Shyamrang villages of Chitwan are living like destitutes, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 06/09/2017)

Conflict victims: The mechanical way of taking statements will neither reveal the truth nor heal the trauma, by Suman Adhikari (kp 06/09/2017)

Three weeks on, flood victims still await relief (ht 05/09/2017) [!!!!], Local units fleecing flood victims (ht 05/09/2017)

The Wait Unto Death For Justice, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 04/09/2017)

Securing the insecure: A holistic approach to disaster management calls for attention to social elements which are often overlooked, by Avasna Pandey (rep 03/09/2017)

A flood of grievances: A reporter’s diary from a week-long field visit to the flood-hit Tarai, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 02/09/2017), 19 students die, 1 million still unable to go to school in flood-hit districts, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 02/09/2017)

A decade on, victims of insurgency still living with scars, by Anita Shrestha (ht 02/09/2017)

Without a trace: Nepal’s transitional justice mechanisms have fallen sorely short of international standards (kp 01/09/2017), Murder convict released at the order of Home Minister Sharma, by Upendra Yadav (rep 01/09/2017)

Government yet to send relief to flood-affected Morgaun in Parsa: Hunger and diseases have started to stalk the village. Children, elderly, pregnant women and new mothers  have been greatly affected, by Shankar Acharya (kp 01/09/2017)

Right to vote: Ensure accessible polling booths so that persons with disabilities are not disenfranchised, by Pragya Lamsal (kp 01/09/2017)

NOC chief sues Nagarik for defamation, seeks Rs 800m damages (rep 01/09/2017)

ICJ calls for criminalising enforced disappearance (kp 31/08/2017), ICJ tells nations to criminalise enforced disappearance (ht 31/08/2017)

Hunger and diseases further victimize flood victims, by Kalendra Sejuwal and Arjun Oli (rep 31/08/2017)

Blind people face difficulty opening bank accounts, by Bina Thapa (kp 30/08/2017)

The disappeared: The state must deliver justice and criminalise enforced disappearance as a crime against humanity, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 30/08/2017), Frustration mounts among war victims’ families (kp 30/08/2017), Hope fades for families of disappeared (kp 31/08/2017)

Efforts on to minimise VAW: State Minister Hussen (ht 30/08/2017) [Minimise??????]

MoHA asks DoPM to lay groundwork for allowing inmates to work outside prison (ht 30/08/2017)

Like homeless among ruins of their homes, by Pratap Bista (kp 29/08/2017), Diarrhoea, fever cases up (kp 29/08/2017)

Kin of war victims from security forces seek ‘justice’, by Anita Shrestha (ht 29/08/2017)

Documentation error depriving quake victims of grants, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 29/08/2017)

Women on warpath over tardy probe (ht 29/08/2017)

Nepal Police plans to set up anti-trafficking bureau (ht 29/08/2017)

NHRC in bid to blacklist rights violators: Culprits to be barred from travel abroad and state benefits; Individuals found guilty of human rights violations by NHRC probe will have their names made public, says Spokesperson Ansari (kp 27/08/2017)

Old beliefs die hard: The stigma surrounding menstruation should be effectively challenged, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 27/08/2017)

CIEDP begins detailed study of complaints (ht 27/08/2017)

27 months on, doctors still treating quake-hit patients under tents, by Him Nath Devkota (rep 27/08/2017) [correctly: 28 months!]

Absconding human trafficker arrested (ht 27/08/2017)

Pressure group for indigenous peoples’ rights: Inter-Party Indigenous Network represents  indigenous leaders from five parties and is support-ed by NEFIN and NFDIN (kp 26/08/2017)

Monsoon-related disasters: Govt to unveil rebuilding plan within three months (kp 26/08/2017) [??]

Just victims? Nepali women migrating out for work do also come back with higher remit and non-exploitative experiences, by Guneshwor Ojha (kp 25/08/2017)

Time to end impunity: Nepal should immediately ratify the ICC treaty to strengthen the national justice system, by Raj Kumar Siwakoti (kp 25/08/2017)

Bajura launches campaign to end child marriage (kp 23/08/2017)

Women’s issues: Laws to correct them, by Bijen Jonchhe (ht 23/08/2017), Chhaupadi in Jumla: Even health workers live in shed during menstruation, by DB Buda (rep 23/08/2017)

Interim order against IoE, TU (ht 22/08/2017) [continued discrimination on the basis of gender and citizenship!]

Aid in collaboration: Supreme Court interim order against govt’s one-door policy on flood aid is welcome (kp 21/08/2017)

Barrier to gender equality: Eliminating citizenship discrimination in Nepal is essential, by Wendy Yu (kp 20/08/2017)

Rape, murder cases up (ht 20/08/2017)

Relief distribution: SC orders govt not to adopt one-door policy (kp 19/08/2017), Stay on one-window relief delivery (ht 19/08/2017), Govt decides to accept foreign aid (kp 19/08/2017) [But only through the single government channel what is not allowed according the the SC decision!!], Lessons learnt: The government has once again adopted a one-door policy for the  distribution of relief materials, but reports from the ground  suggest this has only further complicated the process, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/08/2017), Meagre ration infuriates flood survivors, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 19/08/2017), Govt’s languid approach leaves flood victims hungry and angry, by Pawan Yadav (kp 20/08/2017), Women, children deprived of treatment, by Santosh Singh (kp 20/08/2017)

Ending chhaupadi system: Comprehensive approach required, by Valerie Julliand, Giulia Vallese annd Wenny Kusuma (ht 18/08/2017)

Rights defenders object to Lama’s promotion (kp 18/08/2017)

Additional 2,264 cases registered with TRC: The second deadline for insurgency victims to file their pleas ended  on August 11, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/08/2017)

Not enough: Television footage of the rice distributed in some areas shows spoiled rice, and such are the allegations also as to the distribution of clothes (ht 18/08/2017)

Flood survivors feel snubbed as they wait for relief to arrive, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 17/08/2017), Jhapa flood victims under viral fever grip: A local health post official says the facility is running out of medicines, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 17/08/2017), Fear of diseases looms in the wake of floods: Experts call for urgent steps to supply water, sanitation and medicines: Most of the flood survivors are left with no option than to spend nights under the open sky  without basic facilities, by Chandan Kumar Mandal and Pawan Yadav (kp 18/08/2017)

Reconstruction fiasco: Quake survivors are living wretched lives as the government can’t get its act together, by Umesh Pokharel (kp 16/08/2017)

Rain drain: Govt should coordinate helping hands from  private donors and individuals, not create hurdles (kp 16/08/2017), Flood victims await relief, rehabilitation (ht 16/08/2017)

Flood toll soars to 91, victims await relief: Local officials call for immediate measures to prevent disease outbreaks (kp 15/08/2017)), Govt adopts 1-door policy on relief dole (kp 15/08/2017) [And in front of this single door sit politicians and administrators who do nothing, just as after the earthquakes of 2015!!]

Disastrous disaster preparedness: Diplomacy and institutional setup in disaster risk management would benefit us all, by Achyut Wagle (kp 14/08/2017), Troubled waters: As experience post 2015 earthquake showed, coordination is key in times of natural disasters (kp 14/08/2017), Flood havoc: Natural disasters like flooding and landslides are inevitable and we should be prepared for impending disasters (ht 14/08/2017)

MoWCSW to form rapid response teams in local levels (ht 12/08/2017)

Anti-child marriage campaign (kp 11/08/2017)

New law criminalises Chhaupadi custom (kp 10/08/2017), Ending bad blood: Criminalising the practice of Chhaupadi is a milestone in Nepali women’s fight against patriarchy, by Supriya Gurung (kp 11/08/2017)

13 arrested for sexual harassment on public transport in a week (ht 10/08/2017)

Supreme Court orders government to regulate sale, distribution of acids, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 10/08/2017)

Human distress: Govt needs to do more to protect migrant workers in the Gulf region (kp 10/08/2017)

Nepali society will rise to ensure justice, interview with Biraj Patnaik, AI Regional Director for South Asia (kp 10/08/2017)

ICJ calls for reforms in transitional justice bodies (kp 09/08/2017) [see discussion paper by ICJ]

Mercury poisoning: Govt’s ratification delay raises fears, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 09/08/2017)

Tired of waiting: Quake reconstruction work should be delegated to the local level for faster results, by Jeevan Baniya (kp 09/08/2017)

The Gorkha Empire: The concept of ‘unification of Nepal’ with Prithvi Narayan Shah as the hero who unified Nepal began to take root after the Shah restoration of 1951, by Binayak Sundas (rep 09/08/2017)

Ruined crops: Unless remedial measures are taken the damage caused by industrial pollution would get worse (ht 09/08/2017)

Parliamentary panel finds govt officials involved in human trafficking to Gulf countries, by Ashok Dahal (rep 08/08/2017), MoFA failed to act, says House panel report: ‘Immigration officials colluding with traffickers, state turning a blind eye to the crime’ (kp 09/08/2017), MoFA officials involved in trafficking: House panel, by Sabin Mishra (ht 09/08/2017), Criminal alliance: A thorough investigation into the matter is required. Otherwise trafficking in Nepali housemaids would continue as usual (ht 10/08/2017)

4 girls drown in rain-filled pit (kp 06/08/2017), Four girls of a family die after falling into a ditch (ht 06/08/2017), 4 children drown in pits dug for road work, by Madan Thakur (rep 06/08/2017), Speaker directs govt to respond to minors’ death (kp 07/08/2017), Monsoon madness: How many innocent children must die before construction sites are made safer? (kp 07/08/2017), Rautahat’s killer ditches claim 11 lives in 3 weeks: Contractors blamed for digging ditches to extract soil to elevate surface at road construction sites, by Pawan Yadaw (kp 08/08/2017)

Gender-aware policies needed: Nepal can’t hope to graduate from its LDC status without reaching out to the poor, by Subhash Nepali (kp 06/08/2017)

Denial of citizenship top complaint at home ministry (ht 06/08/2017)

Give me a daughter, by Geeta Pandey (rep 05/08/2017)

MPs demand 55 FPTP seats for women (ht 04/08/2017)

Internal Need: While cross-border trafficking of Nepali women gets attention, domestic trafficking does not, by Kate Ryan (nt 04/08/2017)

Far too young: Child brides and grooms convince peers they are too young to get married, by Sonia Awale (nt 04/08/2017), Not just a social problem, but an economic one; Ending child marriage cannot be done through legislation alone: it needs to be tackled at many different levels, by Elizabeth Hanna Satow (nt 04/08/2017)

Budget for Kamaiya rehabilitation frozen (ht 03/08/2017)

Cops make public two arrested for attempt to kill spouses in Dolakha (ht 03/08/2017)

700 inmates crammed in Nepalgunj prison meant for 300, by Arjun Oli (rep 03/08/2017)

No safe roads in Pokhara for disabled, by Santosh Subedi (rep 03/08/2017)

Underage pregnancy, abortion in street children a health concern, by Pooja Chauhan (rep 02/08/2017)

Father, brother held over ‘honour killing’ (kp 01/08/2017)

More teeth sought for NWC (ht 01/08/2017)

Children of Nepali citizens by birth still being denied citizenship for lack of laws (ht 01/08/2017)

Remembering Ambedkar in Bangalore: Nepali Dalits lack the generations of affirmative action through reservations in politics, the civil service and other state organs, by David Gellner (kp 31/07/2017)

Lawmakers demand immediate distribution of grant to quake survivors (rep 31/07/2017)

Woman allegedly tortured for giving birth to a baby girl, by Manoh Paudel (kp 30/07/2017)

Chhaupadi still prevalent in hilly districts, by Govind KC (rep 30/07/2017)

The world forgetting, by the world forgot: Transitional justice is lost in transition in sluggish world of delays and apathy, by Reena Chikanbanjar (ht 30/07/2017)

Bill moots free education for persons with disabilities (ht 30/07/2017), ‘Pass Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill’ (ht 31/07/2017)

Reported cases of human trafficking doubled last fiscal (ht 28/07/2017), Countering human trafficking: Importance of coordinated effort, by Alaina B. Teplitz (ht 28/07/2017), World Day Against Trafficking In Persons, by Abgur Baba Joshi (rn 30/07/2017)

Man arrested on human trafficking charge (kp 27/07/2017)

Tikapur sees rise in number of people seeking citizenship certificates, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 26/07/2017)

TI urges govt to immediately address Dr KC's demands (rep 26/07/2017)

A road to nowhere: Attitude of the state and major political parties must change to reflect concern for conflict victims’ demand for justice, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 25/07/2017)

80 pc budget spent on war victims (ht 25/07/2017)

Superstition And Social Suppression, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 24/07/2017)

Budget for freed Kamaiyas frozen (kp 24/07/2017)

Where’s the will? The constitution is largely Dalit-friendly but sadly few of its implementers, by Dhana Bahadur Mijar (rep 24/07/2017)

End child marriage by 2030: Action plan delay leaves goal in doubt, by Samipa Khanal (kp 21/07/2017)

Promotion of tainted employees worries NHRC (ht 21/07/2017)

Nepal lacks law criminalising terrorism, says US; Tribhuvan International Airport lacks baggage screening technology (kht 21/07/2017)

Written by the winners: Things are improving for the Dalits, but not fast enough; we must do more to ensure an inclusive state, by Dhana Bahadur Mijar (kp 20/07/2017)

Man arrested for impregnating his own granddaughter, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 20/07/2017)

DSP Sharma suspended (kp 20/07/2017)

Denying summit certificates an insult to Sherpas, says Norbu Tenzing Norgay, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 20/07/2017)

NHRC concern over girl’s death in road flood (kp 18/07/2017)

11-year-old pregnant girl banished from village, by Akson Rai (rep 18/07/2017), Raped, pregnant and banished, 11-yr-old struggles for justice, by Bidhya Rai (kp 19/07/2017), 11-year-old rape victim rescued (kp 22/07/2017)

Questions that matter: The discourse on migrant workers needs to focus on accountability and attribution, by Barun Ghim ire (kp 18/07/2017)

60 percent people in Karnali unaware of Chhaupadi ban: Report (kp 18/07/2017) [And govt and administration do nothing to implement it!], National disgrace: A clean or dirty shed is not the issue, the issue is women’s dignity and human rights, by Radha Paudel (kp 18/07/2017), The second sex: Menstruation - a natural, physiological cycle - should be destigmatised (kp 20/07/2017) [Why do you not call male gender the second sex? Life is given by women!], Call to enact laws against Chhaupadi practice (ht 20/07/2017)

Govt revises welfare schemes for migrants: Compensation to families of deceased workers doubled; Workers suffering from grave illness and severe injuries are also covered by the government’s new welfare programme (kp 18/07/2017)

SDG 12 : At every level we are responsible; Goals related to poverty alleviation, health and food security are closely connected to consumer rights, by Jyoti Baniya (kp 18/07/2017)

Many freed Kamaiyas yet to be rehabilitated, by Kamal Panthi (kp 17/07/2017)

Search for justice Grave war-era crimes become a matter of international concern in the absence of domestic ability to prosecute them, by Govinda Sharma Bandi (kp 17/07/2017)

Squatter settlement demolished, by Anup Ojha (kp 16/07/2017)

Missing daughters: At the root of sex-selective abortion lies the culture of preferring sons,  by Anjita Parajuli (kp 16/07/2017)

Provincial, national polls: Revised bills could affect women’s representation, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/07/2017)

Complex forms of injustice: We continue to victimise others when we have the upper hand, by Prashant Sharma (kp 16/07/2017)

66 per cent water consumed in Valley contaminated: Even purified bottled water contains deadly microbes, E coli and coliform (ht 15/07/2017)

Empowerment of female journalists emphasised (ht 15/07/2017)

Physically, mentally challenged boy living in cage for a decade (ht 15/07/2017)

Ex-Kamaiyas unable to earn their own lands, by Thakur Singh Tharu and Kamal Panthi (kp 14/07/2017)

Chhaupadi: A heavy burden, by Arun Bam (rep 14/07/2017)

Human right to water: Revitalising Kathmandu’s ancient water system can address issues of water insecurity, vulnerability to disasters and loss of cultural heritage, by Olivia Molden, Nicholas Griffin and Prakash Mani Sharma (kp 14/07/2017)

Kidnapping incidents continue unabated (ht 14/07/2017)

Poverty forcing women into migration: Report (kp 13/07/2017), Exodus: Structural barriers and discrimination in local labour market drive women to work abroad (kp 14/07/2017)

Backlog of trafficking cases soaring: NHRC (ht 13/07/2017)

Monsoon drenching quake victims once again, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 13/07/2017)

Humla children sell timbers to cover education expenses, by Janak Bahadur Shahi (rep 13/07/2017)

NHRC protests govt neglect of its recommendations (kp 12/07/2017)

Husband surrenders to police with wife’s decapitated head, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 12/07/2017), Banke man slits wife’s throat, beheads her, surrenders to police (ht 12/07/2017)

Three held for gang raping a woman in Birgunj (ht 12/07/2017)

Nepal Army’s plan to run FM radio triggers debate, by Anil Giri (kp 10/07/2017), Freedom Forum condemns NA’s FM radio plan (kp 11/07/2017)

TRC, CIEDP seek continuation of local peace panels (kp 11/07/2017), TRC urges PM not to discontinue district peace committees (ht 13/07/2017)

Her future is our future: When a woman is free to make choices about her life, her children, her family and everybody else will benefit, by Giulia Vallese (kp 11/07/2017), Women empowerment: Many barriers, by Prativa Subedi (ht 12/07/2017)

‘Child domestic helps vulnerable to exploitation and sexual violence’, by Prachi Aryal (kp 10/07/2017)

Transitional justice: An uphill task, by Roshni Kapur (ht 10/07/2017)

Govt to declare 50 local units child-friendly by next fiscal (kp 09/07/2017)

Number of missing children rises after 2015 earthquakes: Study (ht 09/07/2017)

Kids face the brunt of society’s perception towards HIV/AIDS (ht 09/07/2017)

Quake victims forced to live in landslide-prone areas, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 09/07/2017)

Poor Nepali Dalits: Only special packages for poverty-reduction among Dalits will bring meaningful change in their lives, by Hira Vishwakarma (rep 09/07/2017)

Woman thrashed after her semi-nude photo posted on imo (ht 09/07/2017)

Chhau shed snakebite kills woman (kp 08/07/2017), Chhaupadi: A tradition that continues to claim women's live, by Govinda KC (rep 09/07/2017)

Curtailment of RTI unacceptable, says CIC Baskota (ht 08/07/2017)

Nepal Earthquake and Human Trafficking: Nepal is a source country for women, men and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking, primarily across Asia and the Middle East, by Prabin Manandhar (sp 07/07/2017)

No roof over their heads, by Anish Tiwari (kp 07/07/2017), Post-quake reconstruction fails to pick up pace, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 07/07/2017) [This is a great failure by the state to render assistance even though funds are there!!], Quake victims spending third monsoon in tents, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 07/07/2017)

More than a victim: Healing after harassment, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 07/07/2017)

After 3,800 deaths in Malaysia, Nepal seeks causes, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 07/07/2017)

Taking the lead on lead: Nepali children are exposed to alarmingly high levels of lead, which is slowing their intellectual development, by Sonia Awale (nt 07/07/2017)

22 per cent children in brick kilns out of school (ht 06/07/2017)

Over 6,000 trafficked in 2015-16, says NHRC report (kp 05/07/2017) [see NHRC report], NHRC report shows rise in human trafficking post-quake; 23,000 cases of trafficking or attempt to traffic reported in FY 2105/016 (rep 05/07/2017), ‘Entertainment sector fertile ground for traffickers’ (ht 06/07/2017), Modern day slavery: Trafficking is a thriving business whose constant evolution makes it tough to combat effectively (kp 07/07/2017)

Pokhara High Court sends a rapist teacher for 9 yrs in prison (ht 04/07/2017)

Number of teenage mothers on the rise in Tanahun, says study (ht 04/07/2017)

Call to ensure citizens’ right to information (ht 03/07/2017)

Govt plans overhaul of prisons: There are 74 prisons housing over 19,000 inmates, including 1,000 foreigners, in 72 districts (ht 03/07/2017), Prison management: There is a need of overhauling the prison management which can be achieved if the government takes up this issue seriously (ht 04/07/2017)

VAW continues to plague Nepali society (kp 02/07/2017)

Insecure scribes: Even after a decade of end of armed conflict many journalists still feel insecure and are forced to practice self-censorship, by Laxman Datt Pant (rep 02/07/2017)

Political cynicism: and stagnation: Empty narratives of peace without the practice of justice will not result in a stable future, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 02/07/2017)

TRC opens offices in seven provinces, members to lead, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/07/2017), Lost in reconciliation: There are widespread fears that the new TRC offices in the provinces won’t deliver much (kp 03/07/2017)

1,381 face action in four years for polluting Valley rivers (kp 02/07/2017)

Women make up majority of rights victims, shows study (ht 01/07/2017)

Nepal being used as human trafficking transit: US report; Unregistered migrants are more vulnerable to forced labour and sex trafficking (ht 30/06/2017)

Dalit beaten for entering temple (kp 29/06/2017), Dalit thrashed for entering temple in Bode Barsain Municipality (ht 29/06/2017)

Journalists demand security (ht 29/06/2017)

Call for collaborative efforts to fight gender-based violence (ht 29/06/2017)

Parties used 853 children during Phase I polls: CCWB (kp 28/06/2017)

Truth and Reconsiliation Commission Act: Justice not possible without amendment (ht 27/06/2017), Truth for its own sake: Commissions established expressly to uncover the truth have a sacred duty towards victims, by Aileen Thomson (kp 27/06/2017)

Quake victims to spend third monsoon under makeshift huts, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 27/06/2017)

Elderly woman found dead after acid ‘attack’ (ht 27/06/2017)

Rape, murder accused arrested after five years on the run, by Prachi Aryal (kp 27/06/2017), Rape-and-murder-accused lands in police net finally (rep 27/06/2017)

Female drug users lack family support (ht 27/06/2017)

Kusundas went ire of political parties and election commission for neglecting them, by Devendra Basnet (rep 27/06/2017)

212 missing kids ‘reunited with parents’ (kp 26/06/2017)

Dalit fined Rs 2,000 for touching cowshed, by Krishna Oli (rep 26/06/2017)

It’s not right: Historically the security forces in Nepal have used force, threats and torture to control the population, by Praveen Kumar Yadav (rep 26/06/2017)

Minority groups flay parties for ignoring them (kp 25/06/2017)

TRC hands over 1,000 cases each to six provinces for probe (ht 25/06/2017)

Caste-based discrimination, untouchability punishable (ht 25/06/2017)

Quake victims living in constant fear of landslides, by Gokarna Prasad Bhandari (ht 25/06/2017)

Six districts in Nepal ‘highly food insecure’ (kp 25/06/2017), Report shows 48 VDCs in mountains and high hills highly food insecure, by Deepraj Sanyal (rep 25/06/2017)

CIEDP to collect ante-mortem data from tomorrow (kp 24/06/2017)

Disabled people seek equality (ht 24/06/2017)

War on words: Branding feminists as terrorists may be libellous because ‘terrorist’ is a highly politicised term, by Archana Thapa (kp 23/06/2017)

Locals drinking contaminated water in Charikot and its vicinity (ht 23/06/2017)

Cop manhandles Jajarkot couple (ht 23/06/2017)

Locals drinking contaminated water in Charikot and its vicinity (ht 23/06/2017)

Dalits of Bajura village cannot vote freely (ht 22/06/2017)

Domestic violence, a leading cause of suicide in Kavre (ht 22/06/2017)

Partnership forged to fight child marriage (ht 21/06/2017)

Call for strengthening citizens’ right to information (ht 21/06/2017)

Quiet riot brewing: The achievements of the Jana Andolan II do not benefit the youth and every day over 1,500 leave in search of better opportunities abroad, by Bimal Pratap Shah (rep 21/06/2017)

Many wartime rape victims have no access to justice, by Anita Shrestha (ht 20/06/2017)

Girl gang-raped (ht 20/06/2017)

Forgotten schools: Classes cannot be conducted during the rains or on particularly hot or cold days, by Vikash Raj Satyal (rep 20/06/2017)

Four-day school closure for polls (kp 20/06/2017) [Schools cannot be closed often enough!]

34 pc women victimised by kin (ht 19/06/2017)

Post-reconciliation blues: Bardia had highest number of enforced disappearances, most of them picked up by the security forces. Their whereabouts remain unknown, by CK Lal (rep 19/06/2017)

NHRC tells govt not to make arbitrary arrests; The rights body also urged the agitating RJP-N not to disrupt the election process (ht 19/06/2017), RJPN demands release of cadres (rep 19/06/2017)

Nepal shows solidarity with refugees (kp 19/06/2017), Standing with refugees: We are at a crossroads in Nepal, with the chance to finally achieve durable solutions for every refugee, by Kevin J. Allen (kp 20/06/2017)

UML cadre killed in clash with NC in Bajura (ht 19/06/2017)

Fugitive trafficker sent behind bars (kp 19/06/2017)

Girls lag despite outnumbering boys in exams, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/06/2017), Education of daughters: Disparity in SEE performance shows that girls still have a long way to go (kp 19/06/2017)

Police detain 2 Kanchanpur journos (kp 18/06/2017), Journalists held over news report (ht 18/06/2017)

Undocumented, domestic helps mired in low wages, exploitation, by Samipa Khanal (kp 18/06/2017)

SC orders quick compensation for victims of acid attack (ht 17/06/2017)

Tikapur incident victims receive compensation (ht 17/06/2017) [And what about punishing those guilty?], Tikapur incident-accused get hefty compensation: Resham Chaudhari receives Rs 17.4 million; Of the 46 accused in the killings, 22 including Resham are still at large, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 17/06/2017)

Modern-day domestic slaves: The practice of Kamalari was outlawed 10 years ago, but the traditional system of bonded labour still exists in other forms, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 16/06/2017)

Bajhang women to vote for those pledging to end chhaupadi (rep 15/06/2017)

Panchthar man arrested for raping teen daughter (ht 15/06/2017)

Technically included, practically left out: The number of Dalit candidates for top jobs in municipal and village councils is near zero despite commitments for inclusion in the constitution and party documents, by Bhola Paswan (The Record 13/06/2017)

Police, villagers clash over gang rape incident, by Rabindra Uprety (kp 13/06/2017)

Why child labour persists: We need to create conditions that enable families to afford education for their children, by Ayushma Basnyat (kp 13/06/2017)

Brick Kilns still a hub of child labour: Study, by Anita Shrestha (ht 13/06/2017)

Voice for equality: Nepal’s Female Labor Force Participation Rate is 80 percent. But women have a long way to go achieve gender equality, by Ayushma Basnyat (rep 13/06/2017)

Kin of poll-clash victim stage mute rally (ht 12/06/2017)

Orientation on human trafficking issues (kp 11/06/2017)

End the wait: A new prime minister takes over, but there is no political will to ensure justice for conflict victims, by Meenakshi Ganguly (nt 09/06/2017)

Woman horrifically attacked by hubby: 34-year-old mother of three suffered burn injuries after her partner poured boiling oil on her head, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 09/06/2017)

Delay in amending laws affects transitional justice: Not even a single case has been investigated due to lack of laws in line with the Supreme Court orders (kp 08/06/2017)

12 years on, Bandarmudhe victims await justice (kp 07/06/2017)

Nepal failing to protect migrant workers: Amnesty International (kp 07/06/2017) [see AI report], Seize the moment: For Nepalis, there is no ‘safe migration’ without the end of debt bondage, by James Lynch (kp 07/06/2017), Unscrupulous recruiters continue to exploit migrants: AI (ht 07/06/2017), Nepal fails to stop exploitation of migrant workers: AI (rep 07/06/2017), Nepali workers falling prey to deceptive recruitment agents, shows AI report: The main form of deception workers reported was related to salaries (ht 25/06/2017)

CPN (Maoist Center) validating war-era land transactions in Rukum, by Devendra Basnet and Ganesh BK (rep 07/06/2017)

Install road safety signs before enforcing any rule: NHRC (ht 05/06/2017)

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Office set up in Biratnagar (ht 05/06/2017)

TRC begins probe into war-era cases from Surkhet, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 05/06/2017)

Compelled to leave: Despite having experienced the hardships of labor migration, why is Mina still choosing to leave?, by Ayushma Basnyat (rep 05/06/2017)

‘Street children in poor health’ , by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 04/06/2017)

Conflict-era land transactions challanged at court, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 03/06/2017)

Children being used for poll campaigning (ht 03/06/2017)

NHRC seeks action against those guilty of tearing up ballots: Constitutional body writes to the Election Commission underlining the need for increased vigilance to ensure that such events do not repeat in the future (kp 02/06/2017)

Burning in the aftermath: Earthquake survivors in temporary shelters, especially children, are at risk of burn injuries, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 02/06/2017)

Badi women continue to be deprived of citizenship, by Anita Shrestha (ht 01/06/2017)

74% women in Jumla still sent to sheds during menstruation, by DB Buda (rep 01/06/2017)

Musahars deprived of allowance for not having toilets, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 01/07/2017)

Widow and kids of slain Tamang seek protection, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 31/05/2017)

Law placing prez, veep above litigation proposed, by Ashok Dahal (rep 31/05/2017) [Revival of royal thinking! Long live the royal republic of Nepal!]

Impeachment motion against CJ withdrawn (kp 30/05/2017)

2014 Surkhet flood: Govt allocates aid after nearly 3 years, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 30/05/2017)

Implementation of laws necessary to help end discrimination (kp 30/05/2017)

PM urges NHRC to protect rights of all (ht 28/05/2017) [This is only possible if the work of NHRC is no longer hindered by govt, parties and army!!], TRC, CIEDP unlikely to accomplish task, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 28/05/2017), Rally taken out in memory of martyr Krishna Sen (ht 28/05/2017)

Nepal's politicians, army resistant to investigating war crimes: report (Reuters 26/05/2017) [see also article in THT 27/05/2017)]

Rights all year round: NHRC needs to undertake structural reforms to make it fit for purpose in the new federal set-up; Tikapur case shows that unless there is representation of linguistic and religious minorities in the NHRC’s structures, it would be difficult for it to win the confidence of these groups, by Mohna Ansari (kp 26/05/2017)

Including the excluded: The real winners of the local elections are not political parties, but women, by Om Astha Rai (nt 26/05/2017), Federal feminine republic of Nepal (nt 26/05/2017)

What lies ahead: The way the impeachment row unfolded can only adversely impact the judiciary in the years to come, by Barun Ghimire (kp 26/05/2017)

Temporary cop held for rights activist’s murder (ht 26/05/2017)

Inclusive education: A must for disabled, by Dev Datta Joshi (ht 25/05/2017)

Categorisation of ethnic nationalities as minorities: On April 24, the government published a notice on the Nepal Gazette declaring 98 communities with population below 0.5 percent as minority groups, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/05/2017)

Come, all ye faithful: Why would Dalits stand outside a closed door when the next one says welcome?, by Rajendra Senchurey (kp 23/05/2017)

SC orders citizenship through mother for Gurung sisters, by Anjali Subedi (rep 23/05/2017)

Petition against move to pardon Tikapur accused (kp 22/05/2017), SC refuses to issue interim order (ht 23/05/2017)

No attack on judiciary, govt tells UN body: The Foreign Ministry confirms that it has replied to UN Special Rapporteur through Nepal’s Permanent Mission to Geneva (kp 22/05/2017) [??!!], CJ impeachment: Govt warns UN against interfering in its exclusive jurisdiction, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 24/05/2017), House resumes after: 3-party agreement: NC, Maoist Centre agree to withdraw impeachment motion against CJ (kp 28/05/2017), Parties not to move impeachment motion (kp 29/05/2017)

More is needed: Prisoners should be treated as humanely as possible according to widely accepted standards (ht 22/05/2017)

Rally to demand end to VAW in public places (kp 21/05/2017)

Who will deal with ‘disappearances’ registered as ‘death’ cases?, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 21/05/2016)

Maina murder case: Amnesty seeks review of Maj Basnet’s acquittal (kp 20/05/2017)

Migrant workers continue to face appalling treatment in Qatar (rep 20/05/2017)

Male victims of child sexual exploitation overlooked, by Anita Shrestha (ht 19/05/2017)

Govt to drop charges in Kailali lynchings, other cases (rep 19/05/2017) [???], Decision on Tharuhat, Madhes movement: NHRC objects to govt move; NHRC says decision to grant amnesty to the guilty of the dreadful incidents amounts to promoting a culture of impunity (kp 20/05/2017), ‘Serious criminal cases have not been withdrawn’: The agitating Tharus and Madhesis have long been demanding that cases related to the political movements be withdrawn (kp 20/05/2017), Tikapur carnage: UML condemns govt decision to drop cases; The main opposition party terms the move a mockery of rule of law and rank disregard for human rights (kp 20/05/2017), NHRC condemns govt decision: Says culprits of criminal offences should be brought to justice (ht 20/05/2017), Tikapur carnage victims cry foul, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 20/05/2017), Dahal government under fire over decision on withdraw criminal cases, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 20/05/2017), Pardoning murder (rep 20/05/2017)

Re-examining gender based violence, by Ayushma Basnyat (rep 19/05/2017)

24 Nepali girls rescued from Delhi: The victims were rescued from a house in Uttam Bihar by the Embassy of Nepal and Crime Branch of Delhi Police, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 18/07/2017)

Discrimination against LGBTIs should end: Human rights activists (ht 18/05/2017)

Kin of Maleth clash victims get Rs 1m each (kp 18/05/2017) [And what about punishing the guilty persons?? This is continued politics of impunity!!]

NC’s memo against killing of its cadre (ht 17/05/2017)

Over 50% children without textbooks in Rupandehi, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 17/05/2017)

Malkot clash: RPP candidate succumbs to bullet injuries (kp 16/05/2017)

What about health? High-flown election manifestos are silent about basic things like ending malnutrition, by Jeeban Ghimire (kp 16/05/2017)

SDG 3 : good health and well-being; Ensure healthy lives, promote well-being: We all have a right to good health care, but we must alsorecognise our individual responsibility to protect our health , by Manisha Koirala (kp 16/05/2017)

Mother accused of selling three children in Ilam, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 16/05/2017)

Election cancelled in three centres; one killed (kp 15/05/2017), APF accused of killing youth in Kavre: Protest over murder disrupts polling in Namobuddha (ht 15/05/2017), Dhading CPN-UML cadre beaten to death (ht 15/05/2017)

Happy family, happy world: Children and the elderly first, this is the message of International Day of Families, by Angur Baba Joshi (kp 14/05/2017)

Not quite half the sky: Intricacies that limit women’s participation in politics must be brought to the fore, by Anjita Parajuli (kp 14/05/2017)

Technically included, practically left out: The number of Dalit candidates for top jobs in municipal and village councils is near zero despite commitments for inclusion in the constitution and party documents, by Bhola Paswan (The Record 13/05/2017)

Raute demand voting rights, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 13/05/2017)

Parties found using children in campaigns, by Anish Tiwari (kp 12/05/2017), Rights group concerned over use of schools, kids (kp 12/05/2017)

End this injustice: The government should ask the host countries to scrap the Kafala law which gives undue leverage to the employers (kp 12/05/2017)

Three disable-friendly polling centers in Nuwakot and Rasuwa, by Bhagwati Lama (rep 12/05/2017) [All polling centres should have such provisions!]

4.4 million school textbooks yet to be printed (rep 12/05/2017)

UML activist killed in clash, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 11/05/2017)

NHRC concerned about travel arrangement for elderly, differently abled, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/05/2017)

Locals living on city fringes ‘unaware’ of voting process (kp 10/05/2017)

Over 25,000 children in Kailali out of school (ht 10/05/2017)

Fund for rehabilitation of Haliyas (ht 10/05/2017)

Earthquake victims cynical about polls, by Rajkumar Parajuli (ht 10/05/2017)), Poll candidates snub displaced flood victims: Displaced voters seek written commitment from candidates for resettlement, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 10/05/2017)

Dalit women candidates face discrimination, by Janak Nepal, Tularam Pandey and LP Devkota (kp 09/05/2017)

Freed from bondage, ready to vote: Seventeen years after emancipation, many ex-kamaiyas prepare to vote in local elections for the first time, by Peter Gill (The Record 08/05/2017)

6 Kuwait-bound women rescued, 3 traffickers held (kp 08/05/2017)

Teacher accused of molesting girl students (kp 08/05/2017)

I am the state: It is a matter of surprise that there are some people who think they own the country, by Achyut Wagle (kp 08/05/2017), Impeachment motion has exposed vulnerability of constitutional provision, interview with Bipin Adhikari (kp 08/05/2017), Irreparable damage: The impeachment motion seems politically motivated and aimed at barring the CJ from carrying out her duty, by Govinda Sharma Bandi (kp 09/05/2017), Baseless impeachment motion: Let this not be the day we remain silent about things that matter, by Prakriti Yonzon (kp 09/05/2017)

Supreme Court stays impeachment motion, reinstates CJ Karki, by Keshav P. Koirala (ht 05/05/2017) [!!!], CJ Karki resumes her duties following stay order (rep 05/05/2017), SC stays impeachment motion against Karki: Terms NC-Maoist move unconstitutional, reinstates her as chief justice, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/06/2017), Ruling coalition objects to apex court ruling Says order violates lawmakers’ ‘special rights’ (kp 06/05/2017) [Nepal's so-called political leaders are not the owners of the country! They must learn that the decisions of the SC are binding law that has not to be objected by the executive! The procedure of NC and CPN-MC is a coup d'état!], CJ  impeachment motion (kp 06/05/2017)

Travesty Of Judicial Independence, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 05/05/2017), Lady Justice (nt 05/05/2017), Unimpeachable evidence: The coalition doesn’t want to impeach Sushila Karki, just suspend her so she can’t hear high-profile corruption cases, by Binita Dahal (nt 05/05/2017), Exit, the crusader: Sushila Karki is forced out of the Supreme Court, not in disgrace but in a blaze of glory, by Kanak Mani Dixit (nt 05/05/2017), Chief justice impeachment motion: Differences result in House meet deferral; Gachhadar’s NLF, which backs govt, sides with UML against move (kp 05/05/2017, NBA seeks silence on chief justice impeachment issue (kp 05/05/2017), Impeachment or revenge? Elected legislative representatives must use their power properly and for the good of the people, by Shyam KC (kp 05/05/2017), Nine oppn parties demand withdrawal of impeachment motion (rep 05/05/2017)

Female politicians displeased with sexism in nomination process (kp 05/05/2017)

SC seeks govt clarification over voting rights of Nepali migrant workers (rep 05/05/2017)

Third gender barred from contesting poll, by Anjali Subedi (rep 05/05/2017)

‘Nepali media still under threat, remains unsecure’: Impunity for crimes against journalists a big concern, says a newly launched IFJ report (kp 04/05/2017) [see IFJ report, Nepal on pp. 72-77], 70 cases of press freedom violation in a year: FNJ (rep 04/05/2017)

Playing with our future: Perhaps it is because public schools have been disproportionately affected by the quakes that the authorities’ response has been so slow, by Deepak Thapa (kp 04/05/2017)

Contempt of court case against Kantipur daily (kp 04/05/2017)

Health post still functioning under tents (ht 03/05/2017)

Valley sees rampant cases of sexual exploitation of girls, by Anita Shrestha (ht 02/05/2017)

Many Nepali women deprived of reproductive rights (ht 02/05/2017)

Female leaders forced to accept candidacy for second position (ht 02/05/2017)

Voting centre location excludes disabled, pregnant women (ht 02/05/2017)

Dolakha quake victims weathering storm, snow in temporary shelters (ht 02/05/2017)

Quake survivors still in temporary shelters, by Anish Tiwari (kp 01/05/2017)

Separate and unequal: Reconstruction has failed the mostdisadvantaged, landless sections of people (kp 01/05/2017)

Groom involved in child married arrested (rep 01/05/2017)

10-month-old Kalikot girl dies of malnutrition, by Tularam Pandey (kp 30/04/2017)

Beware of beautiful dreams: Poverty, unemployment and lack of awareness are among the many factors that feed human trafficking, by Reena Chikanbanjar (ht 30/04/2017)

Woman beaten in captivity by husband, in-laws over dowry (kp 28/04/2017)

Better than before? Women’s empowerment requires concrete policies and their robust implementation (kp 28/04/2017)

End the conflict: Political parties have been debating amnesty while making no effort to strengthen the existing justice system, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 28/04/2017)

Nepal: Two years on, the government continues to fail marginalised earthquake survivors (Amnesty International 25/04/2017) [see full reports "What I want is the government to help" and "Building Inequality"], NRA responds to AI report (rep 28/04/2017)

Reconstruction moves at snail’s pace: NRA blames lack of trained workers, funding shortfall (kp 25/04/2017), International community urges for speedy reconstruction (kp 25/04/2017), Unfinished task: Two years have passed since the great earthquake, yet a lot needs to be done (kp 25/04/2017), Delayed grants irk development partners (ht 25/04/2017)

Rebuilding moves at snail’s pace in Dolakha (ht 25/04/2017), Dhading victims left in the lurch (ht 25/04/2017)

President’s Women Empowerment Programme starts in 26 districts: It aims to provide skill development training to Dalit, indigenous and marginalised women, by Samipa Khanal (kp 24/04/2017)

Two years on, disability continues to stalk 2015 earthquake survivors (ht 24/04/2017)

People’s Movement victim living with paralysis (ht 24/04/2017) [To remember: Now DPM Thapa ordered the brutal procedure of police forces in April 2006!!]

Brick kilns invading villages in Dhading (ht 24/04/2017)

Arun displaced urge government for relief, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 23/04/2017)

A social syndrome: Gendered norms on childcare have resulted in the construction of guilt in women, by Anjam Singh (kp 23/04/2017)

Probe into war-era cases affected as CIEDP staffers deployed for polls (ht 23/04/2017)

Right to Education, by Pawan Timilsina (ht 23/04/2017)

Govt to build houses for disadvantaged communities (ht 23/04/2017)

44 Nepalis prisoned in India; families barred from visiting, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 21/04/2017)

Organ traffickers ‘run health camps’ to lure people (kp 21/04/2017)

Disastrous discrimination: Dalits left behind as Nepal slowly recovers from the earthquake two years ago, by Patrick Barron (nt 21/04/2017)

Comprehensive recovery: Initiatives to address quake survivors’ social vulnerability must be scaled up (kp 21/04/2017)

Sindhupalchowk quake victims left in the lurch (ht 21/04/2017)

Women’s voices enrich public life: Building strong gender equal communities requires every individual citizen to stand firmly in the political landscape, by Valerie Julliand, Alaina B. Teplitz, Mashfee Binte Shams, Rensje Teerink, W. Swarnalatha Pereira and Ingrid Dahl-Madsen (kp 21/04/2017)

568 children rescued from Valley streets: According to a recent report, there are over 5,000 street kids all over Nepal (ht 20/04/2017)

Political parties warned against using kids in any election-related activity (ht 20/04/2017)

Arson attack on Dhobighat church (kp 19/04/2017), Christian federation demands swift action against attackers (kp 20/04/2017), Christian community demands security (ht 20/04/2017)

Badi kids out of school in Bajhang, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 19/04/2017)

Water sources dry up after illegal stone mining, by Dambar Singh Rai (kp 19/04/2017)

Rautes to be granted citizenship (ht 19/04/2017)

Heavy storm blows away 125 temporary shelters in Dolakha (ht 19/04/2017)

Child marriages result in disenchanted couples, by Sher Bahadur KC (rep 19/04/2017)

3 ex-NA officials convicted of killing Maina Sunuwar: Kavre court passes landmark verdict on a case that had been dragging on for 13 years; Sentences former soldiers in absentia to 20 years in jail for the murder of teenage girl, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 18/04/2017) [The verdict remains symbolic as long as they are not arrested and serve their sentences!!], UN welcomes court verdict on Maina Sunuwar murder: Calls ruling a significant step towards ensuring victims’ rights to justice (kp 19/04/2017), Fresh wounds: Conviction of the perpetrators of war-era cases provides hope for justice, but enforcement is key (kp 19/04/2017), Nepal: Need Effective Steps to Enforce Court Verdicts; Rule of Law Should Prevail, Not Political Protectionism (Amnesty International 20/04/2017), Maina case forwarded to High Court (kp 04/05/2017)

Caste discrimination: Where Dalits can’t buy milk, by Jagat Khadka (rep 18/04/2017)

Elderly woman attacked on ‘witchcraft’ charge (kp 18/04/2017)

Neighbours attack couple for witchcraft (ht 18/04/2017)

Law bars issuing poll symbols to parties outside House, says Yadav, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/04/2017)

Dolakha prison overcrowded (ht 17/04/2017)

Inclusion and equality: Mind shift; Just as donors have pooled their strengths to establish Governance Facility, a similar Facility can be built to support NGOs committed to fight exclusion, by Simone Galimberti (rep 17/04/2017)

Boy, 14, dies at police school; kin cry foul play, by Anup Ojha (kp 16/04/2017)

Conflict victims' cases: Preliminary probe in six months: TRC, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 16/04/2017)

Govt delay in releasing funds puts temporary cops at their wits’ end: With no cash in hand, recruits are facing hard time managing food and lodging, by Manish Gautam (kp 15/04/2017)

Court to govt: Arrest murder convict Bal Krishna Dhungel (kp 14/04/2017), SC orders police to arrest murder-convict Dungel within 7 days (rep 14/04/2017), Arrest Order Against Dhungel: A Blow To Prachanda, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 16/04/2017), Mohan Baidya flays Supreme Court order to jail Bal Krishna Dhungel (ht 16/04/2017)

The pariah problem: PM Dahal’s suggestion that discrimination against Dalits will end with federalism is too simplistic (kp 14/04/2017)

Need for black feminism: Madhesi women face double discrimination: one, as Madhesis and, two, as women, by Kalpana Jha (kp 14/04/2017)

Three Nepalis rescued from China (kp 13/04/2017)

Conflict-era cases: Official’s error deprives a family of compensation, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 13/04/2017)

Tens of thousands of quake survivors at risk again: A third of homes poorly built, says NRA CEO Pokharel (ht 12 /04/2017) [How shall they built houses in a safe way if govt and NRA deny them the aid provided by international donors??]

Nepal should not send labour to Qatar under Kafala law: Bundestag Vice President (ht 12/04/2017), Migrant workers exploited en route to Arab Gulf (ht 12/04/2017)

Social security allowance not distributed since the past six months, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 11/04/2017)

Saptari firing: House panel moots action against security personnel guilty of indiscriminate killing, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 10/04/2017)

Need for regional rights body stressed (ht 10/04/2017)

‘Judiciary should be overseen by legislature’ (kp 09/04/2017) [NC General Secretary demands removal of separation of powers!!!]

In a first, govt tables NHRC report in House, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/04/2017)

16,808 persons go missing in three years (ht 08/04/2017)

Human rights situation in Karnali region fragile, says NHRC team (ht 08/04/2017)

Govt moves to address Musahars’ woes: Long deprived of drinking water, the community now gets tube-well, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 08/04/2017)

HR defenders call for regional mechanism (rep 08/04/2017)

Cyber crimes of harassing women on rise, by Samipa Khanal (kp 07/04/2017)

Female cop files assault complaint against DSP (kp 07/04/2017)

Even with health posts, Mugu women give birth in cowsheds (ht 07/04/2017)

NRA to provide aid to quake-hit lacking land ownership docs (kp 06/04/2017)

Nuwakot DAO denies 3 siblings citizenships in mother’s name (kp 06/04/2017)

Kids sans birth certificate deprived of education (ht 06/04/2017)

A Dalit caste’s struggle for toilet, by Madan Thakur (rep 06/04/2017)

Australian envoy on women and girls stresses building back better (kp 06/04/2017)

Govt set to launch health insurance (ht 06/04/2017)

Prez tells flood victims they will be compensated (kp 06/04/2017)

I/NGOs told to follow election code (kp 05/04/2017) [Those providing relief to earthquake victims before the elections shall be arrested????], I/NGOs asked to halt work until elections, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 08/04/2017) [Yes, earthquake victims don't need help!?]

Donors concerned about education in new local set-up: Ministry comes up with action plan (kp 05/04/2017)

Education for disabled: Our curriculum is still not disable-friendly and hence not accessible to children with visual and hearing impairments, by Sudarshan Neupane (rep 05/04/2017)

Trump policy to affect family planning programs in Nepal, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 05/04/2017)

SC stays probe into multi-billion rupee drug scam (rep 05/04/2017) [???]

Fire the slowpokes: A new Truth and Reconciliation Commission consisting of nonpartisan experts should be formed; Nepal’s experience suggests that when perpetrators hold the key to power, truth and justice for conflict victims can be sidelined, by DB Subedi (kp 04/04/2017)

Poisonous legacy: The media gave extensive coverage to CIAA accusations against government officials but were miserly in covering their acquittal, by Jayash Paudel (rep 04/04/2017)

Worker health and safety: Major obstacles remain, by Sunil Kumar Joshi (ht 04/04/2017)

Most women unaware of reservations, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 04/04/2017)

Unsafe abortions menacingly high, by Manish Gautam (kp 03/04/2017)

Punish human traffickers, House panel directs govt: Committee instructs government to punish traffickers sending women to the Gulf for ‘maid’ jobs (kp 03/04/2017)

‘Citizens should be made aware of their rights and duties’ (ht 03/04/2017)

Child marriage rife in Haanku: 73 cases recorded in the Jumla village in the last fiscal year (kp 02/04/2017)

TRC, a hostage to chairperson’s prolonged absence, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 02/04/2017)

Neighbours thrash Dalit boy for entering kitchen, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 01/04/2017)

Woman found hanging, father suspects murder, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 01/04/2017)

The never ending miseries of Musahars, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 01/04/2017)

Road to Inclusion: Progress in inducting women into public service may be small, but in light of the country’s dismal history of inclusivity, it is a much welcome change, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/04/2017)

Whither compensation: Govt’s inconsistent and ad-hoc policies letting down conflict victims, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 31/03/2017)

Disaster preparedness: Govt gives a leg up to Valley’s health facilities (kp 31/03/2017)

BRB issues 48-hr ultimatum to PM: Demands participation in local polls (kp 31/03/2017), NSN to protest at EC, election offices (ht 02/04/2017), BRB caught from EC, released (kp 03/04/2017), Police detain Bhattarai among dozens from demo outside EC (ht 03/04/2017)

Shelved hydro projects: Nepal’s large-scale hydropower projects impact locals in the project areas in multiple and complex ways, by Sanju Koirala (kp 31/03/2017)

SC orders govt to ensure safe housing to people (ht 31/03/2017)

Elderly denied social security allowance (ht 31/03/2017)

ICJ urges Nepal to revise Criminal Code Bill draft: Seeks accountability for grave rights violations (kp 30/03/2017), ICJ seeks revision of Nepal’s Criminal Code Bill (ht 30/03/2017)

2nd batch of aid reaches only 103 families in Kavre (kp 30/03/2017)

Udayapur youths miffed at not being able to vote: They are not in the voters' list as DEO stopped registering names (ht 30/03/2017) [???]

Madhes protests cost Saptari 11 lives in 19 months: Residents, leaders and activist call for peaceful protests, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 30/03/2017)

Attention engineers: New buildings are coming up all over, but most are not accessible to disabled people, by Simone Galimberti (kp 30/03/2017)

Nepalis among migrant workers blocked from leaving Qatar (ht 30/03/2017)

Smuggling of Nepali women: House panel says immigration officials involved; Finds nexus between DoI employees and smugglers (kp 29/03/2017)

Victims tossed into bureaucratic minefield (ht 28/03/2017), Thousands of quake victims left in a lurch (ht 28/03/2017)

Reconstruction drive sluggish in Sindhuli (ht 28/03/2017)

Give justice: Parliament should also take up this issue seriously if the State remains apathetic to the CIEDP’s call (ht 27/03/2017)

Martyr families question the outcome of their loss, by Suresh Yadav (rep 27/03/2017)

No safety rules yet against pollution near schools, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 27/03/2017)

Writ petition filed at SC against Online Media Directive (rep 27/03/2017)

CIEDP handicapped as legally there’s very little it can do: Government yet to enact law criminalising enforced disappearance andtorture (ht 26/03/2017)

Bill moots open prison for inmates with good conduct (ht 26/03/2017)

Conflict victims allowed to move SC against TRC Chairman Gurung: Apex court quashes registrar's refusal order (ht 25/03/2017)

Prisoners deprived of human rights: NHRC (ht 25/03/2017)

CK Raut remanded to custody for 10 more days (ht 25/03/2017)

Police clueless about gruesome murder of teenage girl (rep 25/03/2017)

CCWB reunites 200 street kids with families, by Samipa Khanal (kp 25/03/2017)

NRA website gives wrong information about rebuilt houses (ht 25/03/2017)

UN sets Nov deadline for Qatar to end abuse of migrants: Warns of investigation if new labour reforms not implemented; Qatar is home to around half a million Nepalis, and the Arab state hired 129,038 workers from Nepal in 2015-16 to become the second largest recipient of Nepali migrants after Saudi Arabia in the region (kp 24/03/2017)

Trapped in transition: Economic and political instability in the Tarai is pushing children south of the border to a life of abuse, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 24/03/2017)

Students in Hardeni miss classes to fetch drinking water (ht 24/03/2017)

Lack of forms deprives victims 2nd batch of aid, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 23/03/2017)

NRA Act inadequate for reconstruction task: CEO Pokharel; "If the NRA remained with the same powers and guidelines as now, I don't see any future for it" (rep 23/03/2017)

Govt told to launch reconstruction fund within a month (ht 23/03/2017)

Bajhang Locals forced to drink dirty river water, by Jagat Khadka (rep 23/03/2017)

TRC holds meet in absence of chair (ht 23/03/2017)

Probe begins into Tharuhat, Madhes protests (ht 23/03/2017), Probe into Maleth incident begins (kp 24/03/2017)

Nepal graduates to medium human development grouping (kp 23/03/2017) [?; see indicators]

Flood threats up due to unlawful mining: One can notice both the river banks being covered with large number of excavators and tippers, as well as large potholes, by Anish Tiwari (kp 23/03/2017)

Torture victims compensated, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 22/03/2017) [But not punishing the criminals!?]

Dalit children crush stones to buy books, by Janak KC (rep 22/03/2017)

Human versus national security: National security marginalises the rationale for all other critical, human-centric securities; this needs to change, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 22/03/2017)

Deliberation on inclusion commission bill begins (ht 22/03/2017)

Gender equality: The Nordic Model, by Kjell Tormod Pettersen (rep 22/03/2017)

Lack of classrooms affecting children’s education: Students of various grades taught under the same tattered tarpaulin, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 22/03/2017)

Untouchability: Still entrenched; The state should apologize for its historically inhumane treatment of the Dalit community, by David Kainee (rep 21/03/2017)

Amendment needed to secure women’s rights: Activists (ht 21/03/2017)

Stakeholders bat for accelerated efforts to end gender imbalance (ht 21/03/2017)

Saarc CCI urged to vote SAWDF as representative (kp 21/03/2017), Women’s job opportunities: Mutual learning; The rate of female labor force participation in South Asia varies from 16 percent in Afghanistan to 80 percent in Nepal, by Charity Troyer Moore and Vestal McIntyre (rep 21/03/2017)

Saudi amnesty for undocumented workers: Around 40,000 Nepalis may benefit (rep 21/03/2017)

Election hampers printing of school textbooks, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 21/03/2017)

Reconstruction delayed further as few quake victims turn up for 2nd tranche, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 20/03/2017)

Cause of death contested (kp 19/03/2017)

RPP registers amendment proposal demanding Hindu state (ht 19/03/2017)

Treatment of Kanchanpur injured affected (kp 19/03/2017)

Our first nations: There are compelling evidence to suggest that even before the Aryan and Mongoloid groups of people stumbled upon this place, it was occupied by Austroasiatic groups of people, by Abhinawa Devkota (kp 18/03/2017)

Students unlikely to get textbooks on time: One third of JSSK machines to print ballot papers, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/03/2017)

Thought for food: Despite dramatic progress in nutrition, half of Nepal’s child deaths are still due to hunger, by Marty Logan (nt 17/03/2017), The face of hunger: A debt-ridden Dalit couple is on the verge of losing their daughter to malnutrition, by Om Astha Rai (nt 17/03/2017)

Khadka addresses UN’s CSW session (kp 17/03/2017) [??]

NRA starts distributing 3rd tranche of housing aid (kp 16/03/2017)

Booklet on women entitlements published: The booklet contains information related to economic benefits provided and initiatives taken by various agencies for women (kp 16/03/2017)

Justice, compensation elude family of man killed by SSB seven years ago, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Ghimire (kp 16/03/2017)

War-victims demand TRC office bearers’ resignation (ht 16/03/2017)

Excavation casts dry spell in Chure, by Raju Adhikari (rep 16/03/2017)

Additional 14,988 conflict victims verified, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/03/2017), Additional 3,830 conflict victims verified: Number now totals 139,711, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 16/03/2017)

Transitional justice: Doing it right, by Geja Sharma Wagle (rep 15/03/2017)

Minors injured in Jajarkot accident seek parents (ht 15/03/2017)

Murder-convict Dhungel felicitated in Okhaldhunga: Dhungel and seven others had been convicted for the murder. Six have already completed their jail terms while the seventh, Pushkar Gautam, is still in jail, by Anil Bhandari (rep 14/03/2017)

Reconstruction still delayed in Dhading, by Shankar Shrestha (rep 14/03/2017)

In the service of power: Governmental editorial directives on rising above ideological divides, instead of edifying journalists, end up irritating them, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 14/03/2017)

Street children vulnerable to addiction, by Pooja Chauhan (rep 14/03/2017)

Boy, chained up for 17 years, in want of medical attention, by Surendra Bhandari (rep 14/03/2017), Teenager chained for 17 years returns home after treatment (ht 28/03/2017)

6-year old girl roped to wooden bed for two years, by Shankar Shrestha (kp 13/03/2017)

Non-life insurers still to settle 25 percent of quake-related claims (rep 13/03/2017)

Reconstruction impasse: A stable and effective leadership is essential in the NRA to overcome obstacles, by Narayan Marasini (kp 12/03/2017). Cold snap adds to misery of quake-displaced (kp 12/03/2017)

Malnutrition afflicts girls more than boys, by Prakash Singh (ht 12/03/2017)

Consumer protection act: Govt aims to force traders to buy back or replace faulty goods (kp 11/03/2017), Know your rights: Consumers can claim compensation for damages caused by bad products or services, by Kahar Singh Khadka (kp 15/03/2017), Are we getting what we deserve?, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 15/03/2017), Lax market monitoring laws causing chaos: The new constitution has enshrined access to quality products as one of the rights of consumers (kp 16/03/2017)

Gender Equality In Nepal, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 11/03/2017)

Saptari and beyond: Immediate and long term perspective on the tragic Saptari incident, by Shreya Paudel (kp 11/03/2017)

Madhes protest victims mostly commoners, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 11/03/2017)

Up to the task: More struggle is necessary to get Nepali  women into real decision-making positions, by Bidushi Dhungel (kp 10/03/2017)

Stateless daughters: Every Nepali mother must be allowed to get Nepali citizenship as easily as a man, without if’s and but’s, by Deepti Gurung (nt 10/03/2017)

Kanchanpur local dies in India’s SSB firing, by DR Panta (kp 10/03/2017), Nepali man dies in SSB gunfire, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 10/03/2017), Govt sends diplomatic note to India over SSB firing: Indian national security adviser calls PM Dahal; Gautam declared martyr, by Anil Giri (kp 11/03/2017) [Please stop overusing this term: He was a victim of Indian atrocity, not a martyr!], MEA: enquiry initiated (kp 11/03/2017), Kanchanpur culvert was built as per bilateral agreement, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 11/03/2017)

Up to the task: More struggle is necessary to get Nepali  women into real decision-making positions, by Bidushi Dhungel (kp 10/03/2017)

Amnesty calls for prompt probe into police killings (kp 09/03/2017) [see statement by AI], Panel to probe into Saptari killings (kp 09/03/2017), UML rejects PM’s call to postpone poll rally (kp 09/03/2017), Morcha serves 7-day ultimatum to govt: Warns of withdrawing support if demands not met (kp 09/03/2017), Banda affects life in Tarai districts (kp 09/03/2017), CEC Yadav’s house vandalised (kp 09/03/2017), Protests against Maleth shooting on 2nd day of bandh also (rep 09/03/2017), NHRC concerned over obstruction: Commissioner Ansari’s vehicle vandalised (kp 10/03/2017), UDMF cadres torch bus for defying strike in Saptari (ht 10/03/2017), Death toll in Saptari incident rises (ht 10/03/2017), A lose-lose situation (nt 10/03/2017), The middle path, by Dipendra Jha (nt 10/03/2017)

Is Women's Day only for the well-offs?, by Jagat Kahdka (rep 09/03/2017)

Prolonged stalemate: It is perhaps time to turn to an approach where all major parties agree to work with a common mediator, by Deepak Thapa (kp 09/03/2017)

The day Ban Ki-moon cried: Have we done enough to support the earthquake victims in Nepal?, by Surendra Bahadur Sijapati (kp 09/03/2017)

Air too dangerous to breathe: Kathmandu residents breathed extremely polluted air in Magh, by Ajaya Shrestha (rep 09/03/2017)

Water supply, sanitation coverage remains stagnant (ht 09/03/2017)

New bride forced out of home on charge of witchcraft (rep 09/03/2017)

GloAct against human trafficking launched (kp 08/03/2017)

15pc quake victims yet to receive first tranche of govt aid (ht 08/03/2017) [In 14 of the 31 affected districts; people in the other districts have got nothcing at all after almost two years and, to a greater part still live in shelters!!]

13 years on, society yet to accept Maoist leader who married a Dalit girl, by Ram Hari Gajurel (rep 08/03/2017)

Quality education for girls and women with disabilities stressed (kp 08/03/2017)

Quake-displaced demand safe place for resettlement, by Sudip Kaini (kp 08/03/2017)

Report and Reality: Melamchi environment plan only on paper, Lack of proper implementation a threat to public health (rep 08/03/2017)

Women continue to face discrimination at home, workplace (ht 08/03/2017)

Is women empowerment just women employment? If this day is to celebrate your and my achievements, then it does not need to be marked in the calendar, by Sambridhi Gyawali (rep 08/03/2017), Bold action now: In Nepal, while women work as much as men, the gender wage gap is still in the bottom half of the world ranking, by Valerie Julliand (rep 08/03/2017), Exemplary Muslim sisters empowering women, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 08/03/2017), Working on gender: We saw no representation of Himalayan women in history or literature, nor in the research and development sectors, by Chhaya Vani Namchu and Menaka Hamal (rep 08/03/2017), Championing their cause: We need to be more proactive in identifying true champions of women's economic empowerment in Nepal and build a strong coalition, by Gail Marzetti and Pukar Malla (rep 08/03/2017), Women’s role critical for social advancement: Prez (kp 09/03/2017), #beboldforchange: Things are far from ideal for Nepali women, but the fight for equal rights continues (kp 09/03/2017), Empowering women: The most urgent task that lies ahead is to make sure that women are treated equally in all spheres of life (ht 09/03/2017)

Family members inconsolable after death of breadwinner, by Mikthilesh Yadav (rep 08/03/2017)

NHRC blames security lapse for Tikapur incident: Seeks departmental action against senior APF officers (ht 08/03/2017)

Three protesters killed in police firing in Saptari, by Abadhesh Kumar Jha (kp 07/03/2017), 3 dead as UDMF cadres clash with police, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 07/03/2017), Experts in Madhes urge all to exercise restraint, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 07/03/2017), SLMM flays incident, calls on all for peace (kp 07/03/2017), UML puts campaign on hold for 3 days, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 07/03/2017), Police killings spark protests: Morcha supporters enforce strike, shut eastern Tarai districts, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 08/03/2017), Leaders' provocative speeches laid the ground for Tikapur killings: NHRC; Recommends action against APF DIG Chaudhary, SP Singh over security lapses (rep 08/03/2017), Govt recalls Saptari CDO, security chiefs: Decides to deploy additional 300 security personnel in the district, by Manish Gautam (kp 08/03/2017), Congress lawmakers demand judicial probe (kp 08/03/2017), Saptari incident concerns UN, US (kp 08/03/2017)

From safe motherhood to safe womanhood: Nepali women deserve to be recognised as complete human beings and equal citizens, not just as mothers, by Poonam Thapa (kp 07/03/2017)

On the home front: Listen to the unheard voices of the suffering wives of migrant workers left behind, by Roni Pradhan (kp 07/03/2017)

The purse strings: Women have little control over household finance despite being important earners, by Ashika Sharma (kp 07/03/2017)

Women exploited in entertainment sector (ht 07/03/2017)

The ideal transition: There are major obstacles that need to be overcome to avoid prolonging the process, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 07/03/2017)

66 water projects incomplete for want of budget, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 07/03/2017)

How Nepali Women Are Forced To ‘Sell’ Their Skin To Make Rich Indians Beautiful, by Soma Basu (Youth ki Awaaz 06/03/2017)

Health staff obstruct polio vaccination in many districts, by Manish Gautam (kp 05/03/2017), 18 officials booked for disrupting polio drive (kp 06/03/2017), Polio immunizations resume after suspension of 18 staff: MoH keeps eye on 50 agitating staffers for possible suspension (rep 07/03/2017)

HRC begins probe into teenager’s murder (ht 06/03/2017)

Chhaupadi tradition: Women’s monthly exile continues (kp 05/03/2017)

Devoid of aid, Badi women continue sex trade (ht 05/03/2017)

‘Torture high in Tarai district’: According to a study  carried out by the THRD Alliance, 23.76 percent of the 766 detainees  interviewed in 19 districts reported torture (kp 05/03/2017) [see THRDA press release]

Salleri locals forced to drink unsafe water (kp 05/03/2017)

Nepal 2016 Human Rights Report, by US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (03/03/2017)

Nepal courts vulnerable to threats, bribery, says US report (ht 05/03/2017)

Rape tops list of crime against women in Nepal (ht 03/03/2017)

Bhatta asks TRC secretariat to call meeting pronto (ht 03/03/2017)

South Asia lawmakers meet to discuss child welfare (ht 03/03/2017), SAsian MPs meet to discuss children’s rights (kp 04/03/2017)

Leave no one behind: Absorbing women into the labour market by reinforcing traditional gender roles is not empowering, by Sangita Thebe-Limbu (nt 03/03/2017)

Cashing in on tragedy: The growing epidemic of hospital vandalism and attacks on health workers reflects extreme politics and erosion of the rule of law in Nepal, by Sonia Awale (nt 03/03/2017)

Teenage girl’s death sparks tension in Dharan: Locals claim that the girl was  murdered by her foster parents (kp 02/03/2017), Dharan teen’s death: Autopsy reveals she was sexually abused; 13-year-old Anusha of Punya Marga, Dharan, died while being treated for insecticide poisoning on Monday (kp 04/03/2017)

Calls to make infrastructure in Valley wheelchair-friendly (kp 02/03/2017)

Child migration on the rise (ht 02/03/2017)

Kids in Chepang village spend time playing in lack of school, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 02/03/2017)

Victims’ critical engagement: The number of people willing to engage with the commissions shows the need and desire for justice and reconciliation, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 01/03/2017), Absence of TRC Chair affects works (ht 01/03/2017) [???]

KUKL refuses to respond to RTI petition (rep 02/03/2017)

Badagaun fire victims left in lurch, by Ghanshyam Gautam (kp 01/03/2017)

Nepal announces UNHRC candidature for 2018-20 term: This is the first time Nepal has presented  its candidature to the council (kp) [First, respect human rights at home! See collection of links on HR issues!], Mahat, UN top official discuss Nepal HR issues (kp 03/03/2017)

Bhutan should take back unsettled refugees (kp 01/03/2017)

PM pledges to raise Dalit issues at UN (kp 28/02/2017)

Dhading reconstruction moving at a snail’s pace, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 28/02/2017)

Lack of fund slows over 100 projects (kp 28/02/2017)

Landslide victims say government failed to bring pledged relief, by Ananda Gautam (kp 28/02/2017)

Illegal and unsafe abortions put women’s lives at risk (ht 28/02/2017)

Experts call for revising torture bill (rep 28/02/2017)

Printing ballot papers to affect textbooks availability: Only 50 percent school textbooks printed to date, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 28/02/2017)

NRA proposes land grant for quake-hit squatters: Beneficiaries will have to leave original settlements and buy pieces of land in safer areas to rebuild. by Manish Gautam (kp 27/02/2017), NRA plans Rs 100,000 relocation grants to households at risk, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 27/02/2017)

All our daughters: Where are Nepali women in the metaphor of coffins, bakasko bimba, which pervades pathologies of remittance reporting?, by CK Lal (rep 27/02/2017)

No school after marriage: Need to earn a living forces the bride and groom out of school, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 27/02/2017)

Rabies patients untreated as crisis worsens (ht 27/02/2017)

Conference on Dalit concerns starts in Capital (kp 26/02/2017)

Nepali migrant workers stuck in Saudi Arabia: Are struggling to obtain ‘return permit’ from recruiters (kp 26/02/2017)

Nepal to run for Human Rights Council seat (kp 26/02/2017) [Despite her bad HR records??], Mahat leaving for UN human rights meet in Geneva: To push for Nepal's membership in UNHCR (ht 26/02/2017)

Underage marriage bid thwarted in Sindhuli (ht 25/02/2017)

Shuklaphanta displaced block highway in protest, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 24/02/2017)

The real truth about the Truth Commission: Nepal’s transitional justice process was delayed, now it is doomed, by Om Astha Rai (nt 24/02/2017), Trust and the TRC, by Charan Prasai (nt 24/02/2017), Justice delayed, justice denied (nt 24/02/2017)

Newborns battle to survive in sheds, by Prakash Singh (ht 23/02/2017)

Progress on transitional justice precious little: AI (kp 23/02/2017)

Kotbada killings still haunt families, by Shankar Shrestha (rep 23/02/2017)

Decades of apathy results in landlessness (ht 23/02/2017)

Central bank policy to hit credit expansion to deprived sector (ht 23/02/2017)

Remote Chitwan settlements left without school after earthquake, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 23/02/2017)

Nepal 206/17, report by Amnesty International (22 February 2017)

Police not taking VAW cases seriously: Victims, by Madan Thakur (rep 22/02/2017)

Female inmates victims of ‘misbehaviour’ (ht 22/02/2017)

Racing against the clock: Nepal’s truth commissions need renewed focus and strong relationships to make the most of the extra year, by Aileen Thomson (kp 21/02/2017)

Red Tika challenge takes internet by storm, by Anita Shrestha (ht 21/02/2017)

Injury prevention: National priority issue, by Bhaskar Raj Pant, Abha Shrestha and Dan Schwarz (ht 21/02/2017)

Families of the disappeared to side with CIEDP, by Dewan Rai (kp 20/02/2017)

Reconstruction of 4,067 quake-damaged schools yet to begin, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 20/02/2017)

Musahars submit memo to PM, by Santosh Singh (rep 20/02/2017), Musahars lament lack of land ownership certificate, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 21/02/2017)

House panel endorses sentencing bill (ht 20/02/2017), Polygamy to incur up to five years in jail, by Ashok Dahal (rep 21/02/2017)

Social crime: Air pollution in capital (rep 20/02/2017)

Caste-based discrimination still rife in Bajhang villages, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 19/02/2017)

Visually impaired struggle to open bank account, by Rameshchandra Adhikari (kp 19/02/2017)

Move over, men: Women should be included in decision-making roles in the management of forests, by Basundhara Bhattarai (kp 19/02/2017)

Powerful Nepali women’s challenges: They have come to stand face-to-face with history in an unprecedented way, by Abhi Subedi (kp 19/02/2017)

Bill proposes grounds for void marriage (ht 18/02/2017)

Teacher beats up student unconcious, parents demand action (rep 18/02/2017)

Innocent victims: Kids growing up in jail as parents serve terms, by Shankar Shrestha (rep 18/02/2017)

Rootless: By birth a woman belongs to her father’s clan, and then she gets given to her husband’s. We forget who our mothers and grandmothers are. Their blood does not flow in our lineage, by Pooja Pant (ht 18/02/2017)

Questioning the Questions: Caste struggle against structural minds: Let’s challenge the system by re-imagining, redefining, re-narrating and retelling our story, by Sarita Pariyar (kp 18/02/2017)

Feminism in the margins, a Madhesi perspective: Madhesi women are not a topic of discussion, nor is their contribution acknowledged in the national discourse, by Rita Sah (kp 18/02/2017)

Representation of women: The Nepali media sector, in general, suffers from patriarchy, by Sumina Rai Karki (kp 18/02/2017)

The scourge of stereotype: Even though their workplace is female dominated, the fact is that the most popular gynecologist in our country is a male, by Arpana Neopane (kp 18/02/2017)

Nepal still remains mostly an unfree economy: Heritage Foundation, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 18/02/2017)

Post-quake reconstruction: Education of thousands of students in jeopardy; MoE at wit’s end as govt scrambles to generate fund to rebuild schools, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/02/2017)

Girl, 16, raped by two men posing as police (kp 17/02/2017)

Nepali boatwomen row against tide of discrimination (kp 17/02/2017)

Transitional justice process: Will comply with int’l laws: PM (kp 17/02/2017) [??], UN Nepal chief urges int'l standards for transitional justice bodies (rep 17/02/2017), Bhatta urges Gurung to call TRC meeting without delay (ht 17/02/2017)

'Traffic police suffer most from air pollution', by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 17/02/2017)

CIEDP opens new plaint registration window: Plans to launch formal investigation process after a month; War victims ‘cautiously optimistic’ the tasks will be completed; The CIEDP is also providing the already registered individuals the chance to record information and details to their complaints, by Dewan Rai (kp 16/02/2017), TRC, CIEDP to accept complaints again, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 16/02/2017)

For whom hope is all that’s left, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 16/02/2017)

‘Laws needed to safeguard child rights’ (ht 16/02/2017)

Excavations in Chure go unabated with backing from authorities: Locals face shortage of water, ruined farmland, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 16/02/2017)

High Court judge to lead transitional justice court: Two members will be appointed from among the legal professionals quali-fied to become the High Court judge, by Dewan Rai (kp 15/02/2017)

Maina Sunar murder: A case of justice denied (ht 15/02/2017), NA protecting officials in Maina’s case: Lawyers (kp 17/02/2017)

Parliamentary panel defines heinous crimes: Proposes sentence till death; Ups life sentence to 25 years, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 15/02/2017) [Chhaupadi still punished mildly and only if a woman dies; else, it's still not seen as crime!!]

Transitional Justice: Conflict victims want no more delays or excuses; TRC and CIEDP officials advised to utilise the extended one-year tenure as their original  two-year terms expired last week (kp 15/02/2017)

Missing girl, 7, found murdered, by Manoj Paudel (kp 15/02/2017)

A humanitarian issue: International community should put pressure on Bhutan to uphold the refugees’ right to return home, by Tilak Niroula (kp 15/02/2017)

Chand-led Maoists step up extortion drive (rep 15/02/2017) [Party leaders who order such crimes have to be punished severely!!]

Six boys gang-rape 17-year-old girl, film video (kp 14/02/2017)

'Consultancies into human trafficking, money laundering', by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 14/02/2017)

Families of Kotbada victims still await justice, by Shankar Shrestha (rep 14/02/2017) [This has been cold-blooded murder committed by the army and those responsible have been well known from the very first moment!], Kin of victims lament airport massacre, by Keshav Adhikari (ht 15/02/2017)

The marginalised: Toilet and school, still a dream for Musahars, by Santosh Singh (rep 14/02/2017)

Overcrowded Birgunj jail raises safety concerns (rep 14/02/2017)

Process to activate Rs 21b NRA fund starts, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 14/02/2017)

ILO launches project to combat forced labor (rep 14/02/2017) [see ILO brochure on project], End forced labour: The government should take the predicament of the bonded labourers seriously and provide them with land and also landownership certificates which most of them lack (ht 15/02/2017)

Aftermath of liberation: The story of bonded labourers after attaining freedom is proving to be troublesome, by Narayan P. Bhattarai (kp 13/02/2017)

Chepang folk deprived of housing aid (kp 13/02/2017)

TJ bodies demand legal amendment to function (kp 13/02/2017)

Women in civil service: Women applicants ‘outwitting’ men in PSC examinations, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/02/2017)

Child-friendly governance roll-out plan formulated (ht 12/02/2017)

‘Keep TRC, CIEDP out of politics’, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 12/02/2017)

Chepangs facing food crisis, by Keshav Adhikari (ht 12/02/2012)

Specialty services: Services at district hospitals ‘soon’ (kp 12/02/2017), Minister Thapa vents his anger at bureaucratic red tape, by Manish Gautam (kp 16/02/2017)

Education sector tops list of complaints filed at CIAA (ht 12/02/2017)

Transitional justice: House panel tells govt to give teeth to commissions, by Dewan Rai (kp 11/02/2017)

Teenager wins court case on citizenship in mother’s name, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 11/02/2017)

Teenage girl raped, murdered in Sindhuli (ht 11/02/2017)

Child marriage, teen pregnancies affecting female health, by Jagat Khadka (rep 11/02/2017)

Man held for trying to sell woman (rep 11/02/2017)

Trafficking in women, children on the rise (ht 11/02/2017)

Unsafe abortion continues unabated (ht 11/02/2017)

How the Trump gag rule threatens women’s lives in Nepal: The cut-off of American financing to providers of family planning services is a terrible blow to a country with few doctors and clinics, by Subina Shrestha (kp 11/02/2017), Back to the drawing board: Global Gag Rule can have huge repercussions on reproductive health services in Nepal (kp 17/02/2017)

LGBTIs in civil service: 651 transgender people applied for PSC exams; Officials describe it as a big step forward for the gay community, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/02/2017)

TRC, CIEDP terms extended by one year: Rights activists point out the need to empower commissions with laws, by Dewan Rai (kp 10/02/2017), Nepal: extending transitional justice commissions without granting real powers betrays trust of victims (ICJ 10/02/2017), ICJ: Amend law for transitional justice bodies (kp 11/02/2017)

Action needed, not empty words, say conflict victims: Justice a far cry even a decade after peace deal, by Durga Lal KC (kp 10/02/2017)

NHRC offers healing balm to Basbariya Hindu-Muslim rift: In a reconciliation function held by the NHRC recently, community leaders appealed to the villagers to live in harmony and respect one another, by Manoj Paudel (kp 10/02/2017)

Transitional justice act amendment: Draft defines disappearance, by Dewan Rai (kp 09/02/2017), A welcome proposal: That disappearance and torture have been criminalised for the first time is good news (kp 10/02/2017)

Teenagers’ club foils child marriage (rep 10/02/2017)

A regressive step: The new Civil Code Bill will roll back the historic gains in property rights for Nepali women, by Subin Mulmni (kp 09/02/2017)

TJ act amerndment draft: 20-year jail for guilty of murder, disappearance, by Dewan Rai (kp 08/02/2017)

Inclusiveness in Nepal and India: There are a number of lessons that Nepal can learn from India to redress historical injustices, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 08/02/2017)

Toilets off-limits to menstruating females in Bajhang, by Jagat Khadka (rep 08/02/2017)

2 temple priests held for abusing Dalit worshipper (kp 08/02/2017)

District court permission must for accessing phone call, SMS details (rep 08/02/2017)

Girl dies after jilted lover attacks her with acid in Butwal: The boy, who had returned from Dubai a month ago, is learnt to have thrown  acid after she refused his marriage proposal, by Madhav Dhungana and Amrita Anmol (kp 07/02/2017), An heinous crime: Perpetrators of acid attacks deserve stronger punishment than what the law provides for (kp 08/02/2017)

Malnourished girl dies for want of treatment, by Khagendra Awasthi (kp 07/02/2017)

Civil Code Bill draws flak from rights advocates: Rights activists say the  bill introduced to replace Muluki Ain has denied even those rights that women had enjoyed earlier (kp 06/02/2017)

Jajarkot woman found murdered: Family of 24-year-old Radhika Sunar has claimed that she was murdered by her  husband Dal Bahadur (kp 06/02/2017)

Transitional justice should also address root causes of the conflict, interview with Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 06/02/2017)

Rights groups press govt to extend TJ bodies’ mandate (kp 06/02/2017)

CIEDP lays groundwork for investigation: Panel involving forensic experts to be formed for exhuming bodies, by Dewan Rai (kp 05/02/2017)

Newborn baby goes missing from hospital ward in Birgunj: Relatives accuse doctors, nurse, administration of negligence (kp 04/02/2017)

For some women in need, Hatti Hatti has become a home away from home and a wellspring for creativity, by Abha Dhital (kp 04/02/2017)

Nepali workers abroad still unable to vote, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 04/02/2017)

Rift among TRC members comes to fore, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 04/02/2017) [This is because the TRC is only another playing field for the power struggles of the politicians!]

Periods of banishment: Women in western Nepal are starting to refuse to be thrown out of the house once a month, by Subeksha Poudel (nt 03/02/2017)

CIAA receiving less number of corruption complaints: New constitution curtailed rights of CIAA barring the constitutional body from investigating ‘improper conduct’ of public officials (rep 03/02/2017)

‘Free Madhes’ campaigner CK Raut arrested (kp 03/02/2017)

SC quashes contempt cases against Kantipur (kp 03/02/2017)

Bad medicine: Free medicine scheme of govt vital to improving the health of the population (kp 03/02/2017)

Ministries asked to develop disabled-friendly infrastructure (kp 03/02/2017)

Rights priorities go wrong: Extension of TJ commissions’ terms without giving them legislative muscles means little (kp 02/02/2017)

SC scraps TRC guidelines for putting complaints on hold (rep 02/02/2017), ‘TRC, CIEPD failed victims of conflict’ (ht 3/02/2017), Nepal: Key Moment for Justice; UN and Donors Need to Back Accountability for Conflict Era Crimes (HRW 03/02/2017), AI, HRW call to extend mandates of TRC, CIEDP (ht 05/02/2017)

Local level election bill: Women, Dalit, marginalized representation to increase, by Ashok Dahal (rep 02/02/2017)

Woman set on fire by husband dies, by Arjun Oli (rep 02/02/2017)

Landless quake victims: Why are we deprived of state aid?, by Shankar Shrestha (ht 02/02/2017)

Rescued migrant workers seek govt support for rehabilitation (ht 01/02/2017)

93pc families get first tranche of aid (kp 01/02/2017) [But only of those registered in 14 of the 31 affected districts! This is unbelievable after almost two years!]

Rebuilding Sindhuli houses could take more than a century, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 01/02/2017)

Girls enrollment & retention in school: DoE to launch project in 3 Tarai districts (kp 31/01/2017)

Free healthcare saving lives, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 31/01/2017), Narayani Hosp ‘denies’ people free medicines (kp 31/01/2017), 62 per cent health centres offer basic facilities (ht 31/01/2017)

‘Inmates living in poor conditions’ (kp 31/01/2017)

Idea of citizenship: We need to revisit the 1952 Citizenship Act in order to make Nepal a true republic, by Kalpana Jha (kp 31/01/2017)

Women deprived of maternity allowance, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 31/01/2017)

Judicial Council bids for one-tier Special Court: Conflict victims can appeal in the Supreme Court, by Dewan Rai (kp 30/01/2017)

Lack of Braille textbooks leaves visually impaired students worried, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 30/01/2017)

Children of Bhaktapur brick kiln workers deprived of education, by Anita Shrestha (ht 29/01/2017)

Refugee camps in Morang, Jhapa facing food crisis (ht 29/01/2017), Refugee students demand food, stage protest (ht 31/01/2017)

TRC commissioners at odds over seeking term extension, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 28/01/2017), TRC for extending its tenure by one year (ht 30/01/2017)

Aussie envoy launches smpartphone app Nidarr (kp 28/01/2017)

‘No cut in food supply to needy Bhutan refugees’: WFP says it has been forced to reduce the amount of food provided to less vulnerable Bhutanese refugees due to a severe lack of funding but it will continue to provide full rations to some 3,100 of the most vulnerable refugees (kp 28/01/2017)

'Right to reject' removed from election bill (rep 28/01/2017) [Further ignoring of SC rulings!!]

Nurses being paid nominal salaries by private hospitals: NNC; Montlhly pay of nurses a little more than Rs 3,000, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 28/01/2017)

Road widening drive adds to woes for wheelchair users, by Pooja Chauhan (rep 28/01/2017)

13 disabled-friendly buses launched: City Metro Yatayat Pvt Ltd is the first private company to introduce disabled-friendly buses in Kathmandu (kp 28/01/2017)

Unequal by law: The constitution needs to be amended so that  people of all genders can receive equal treatment, by Sanjay Sharma and Tingyi Yang (kp 27/01/2017)

All in the family: Girls are not safe even within their own homes, especially in households dislocated by the earthquake, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 27/01/2017)

Children at work, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 27/01/2017)

Nationalism Under Threat, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 27/01/2017) [Which nationalism, male Tagadhari nationalism or the one that includes all sections of society and that still has to be invented?]

From hut to putt: Story of Pratima Sherpa, Nepal’s first female golf star (ht 27/01/2017) [But the state denies her Nepali citizenship!!]

Never heard from again: Hundreds of Nepali migrant workers never return home, not even in coffins. They simply disappear, by Om Astha Rai (nt 27/01/2017), Victims help would-be victims: Having endured hardships, migrant worker returnees help others avoid suffering the same fate, by Upasana Khadka (nt 27/01/2017), High risk and no return: Nepali migrant workers borrow money, do not earn promised salaries, and if they die their indebted families are cheated of compensation, by Puru Shah (nt 27/01/2017)

Nepal ranked as third most corrupt country in SAsia, by Samipa Khanal (kp 26/01/2017)

Criminalizing of Chhaupadi proposed in new legal code: Offenders may get 3 months in jail (rep 26/01/2017)

TRC presses for firm govt commitment: Demands legal prerequisites and logistics before term extension, by Dewan Rai (kp 26/01/2017), TRC fails to decide on term extension (ht 26/01/2017)

A nation still in the making: Ethnicity and nationhood need not be mutually exclusive, but Mahendra failed to create a multi-ethnic nation, by Deepak Thapa (kp 26/01/2017)

Panel on disappearances to seek 1-year term extension, by Dewan Rai (kp 25/01/2017)

Schools turning into playground for politicians, by Raju Adhikari (rep 25/01/2017)

Myagdi folk face shortage of life-saving Medicines, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 25/01/2017)

Mentally ill struggle for life in Dipayal streets (ht 25/01/2017)

Donor driven healthcare ignoring most patients: MoH panel; 'Rights of people to get basic health care services ignored', by Arjun Poudel (ht 25/01/2017)

Civil Code Bill proposes eligibility requirements for child adoption (ht 25/01/2017)

The uncertainty of tomorrow: Children with disability need a secure future even when their parents are gone, by Samridhi Rana Thapa (kp 25/01/2017)

966 families without land titles denied housing aid, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 25/01/2017)

Violence against women: 8 Banke women set on fire in 2 and half yrs, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 24/01/2017)

Migrant workers: Nepali women ahead of men in committing suicide abroad, by Rudra Khadka (rep 24/01/2017)

Politicians let us down: Flood victims, by Devendra Basnet (rep 23/01/2017), Flood victims form joint struggle committee, by Arjun Oli (rep 25/01/2017)

Taplejung-Sikkim quake victims never got state announced aid, by Ananda Gautam (kp 22/01/2017)

Running out of patience: Unresolved medical malpractice claims have been piling up due to lack of judges, by Kahar Singh Khadka (kp 22/01/2017)

Govt formulates strategy to make budget gender responsive (ht 22/01/2017)

Food security situation likely to deteriorate (ht 22/01/2017)

TJ bodies divided over extra tenure: The mandate of the TRC and the CIEDP, formed to look into conflict-era  cases, expires on Feb 10, by Dewan Rai (kp 21/01/2017)

Underage workers leaving for jobs abroad (ht 21/01/2017)

Mainstreaming disability: Existing social protection measures in Nepal are far from adequate to benefit the disabled persons, by Sudarshan Neupane (rep 21/01/2017)

More than one Nepalis die in Malaysia every day, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 20/01/2017)

Hubby sets wife on fire after dousing her in kerosene, by Arjun Oli (rep 20/01/2017), Drunken man sets wife on fire in Banke, by Arjun Oli (rep 21/01/2017)

Reconstruction drive stops with grant nowhere in sight (ht 20/01/2017)

Failing to make the list: Many genuine earthquake survivors are missing from the list for housing grants due to frequent changes in government, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 20/01/2017)

TJ process hangs in balance: Victims worried about being left out in cold, by Dewan Rai (kp 19/01/2017)

Forgotten victims: Petty politics is slowing down the reconstruction process and hurting the earthquake survivors, by David Kainee (kp 19/01/2017), Post-quake reconstruction: 2nd tranche of aid distribution begins (kp 19/01/2017)

Times of confusion and fusion: Moderation and cultivation of multicultural, multilingual, multiethnic living is what Nepal needs at the moment, by Pramod Mishra (kp 19/01/2017)

New bill proposes open jail, by Ashok Dahal (rep 19/01/2017)

Red Cross tarps for Dhading quake victims after 20 months: Victims term the relief a mockery of their plight, by Shankar Shrestha (rep 17/01/2017)

Less equal: We must aim for a socially inclusive country that ensures the welfare of a broad section instead of serving few elites, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 17/01/2017)

TRC working to set up regional office in Dipayal (rep 17/01/2017)

Essential medicines to be available in districts soon: District hospitals provide 70 items of medicines free of cost (rep 17/01/2017)

Not a single textbook printed for primary schools (rep 16/01/2017), Manage adequate textbooks for new academic session, govt told (ht 18/01/2017)

NHRC report confined to PMO: Parliament panel sees breach of statute provision, by Dewan Rai (kp 16/01/2017) [see NHRC report of 13/01/2017 in Nepali]

‘Valley traffic cops face several health threats’, by Samipa Khanal (kp 16/01/2017)

Victims won’t have to wait long for justice: TRC commissioner, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 16/01/2017) [?]

‘Nepal yet to ensure justice to war-era victims’ (kp 14/01/2017), Nepal fails to deliver justice to wartime abuses, relief to quake victims: HRW (ht 14/01/2017) [see Nepal chapter in HRW report 2017]

Post-earthquake recovery: NRA plans to address grievances by Feb 11; ‘Quake-hit left to languish in shelters as parties bicker’ (kp 14/01/2017), Quake survivors unhappy with government grant (ht 14/01/2017)

Mental patient languishing in iron cage (ht 14/01/2017)

Govt unlikely to meet water supply target (ht 14/01/2017)

Guilty of serious crimes to be booked, says TRC chief, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 13/01/2017)

Enact more women-friendly laws: Experts (kp 13/01/2017)

Nepal: Political Bickering Stalls Justice for Conflict Victims; Government Fails Earthquake Relief For Second Winter (HRW 12/01/2017)

Reconstruction Works: Moving At A Snail’s Pace, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 12/01/2017)

Hindu-Muslim dispute upsets harmony of Kapilvastu village, by Manoj Paudel (kp 11/01/2017)

Yearning to breathe free: Govt must demonstrate political  will to tackle alarming air pollution (kp 11/01/2017)

Long road to justice: Conflict victims have been waiting and waiting for transitional justice bodies to act, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 10/01/2017)

Stumbling blocks: Education and modernisation haven’t weakened ingrained socio-sexual relationships, by Anjita Parajuli (kp 10/01/2017)

Medicine shortage in Kalikot for past 2 years, by Tularam Pandey (kp 09/01/2017)

Ramechhap facing drug crunch (ht 09/01/2017)

Continued aftershocks: Govt has to seriously look into how it is handling post-disaster reconstruction (kp 09/01/2017)

Rautahat woman murdered mysteriously (ht 09/01/2017), Woman found dead; parents claim ‘murdered over dowry’, by Pawan Yadav (kp 10/01/2017)

Battling illiteracy: Youths launch tuition classes for community's children, by Santosh Singh (rep 09/01/2017)

NHRC role in probing conflict-era cases urged (rep 09/01/2017)

Report at your own risk: Press freedom remains a myth in daily practice despite broad legislative measures, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 08/01/2017)

Badis protest in Kailali demanding support (kp 08/01/2017)

Cops, locals work together to curb child marriage (ht 08/01/2017)

Public schools facing existential crisis, by Anita Shrestha (ht 08/01/2017)

No justice, no peace: The commissions have made reasonable progress in the transitional  justice process, despite non-cooperation from the government, by Dewan Rai (kp 07/01/2017)

Officials fined for denying information (ht 07/01/2017)

The Dalit Question: The least well-meaning Nepalis can do is acknowledge that caste discrimination has occurred structurally against the Dalits in the past, by Shreya Paudel (kp 07/01/2017)

Bajura locals demand rice, salt depots (ht 07/01/2017)

Psychiatric hospital to be built in Nakhu Jail (rep 07/01/2017)

Tired of the cold wait, quake survivors rebuild on their own (kp 06/01/2017), Quake-hit battle second winter in temporary huts, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 06/01/2017), Getting the facts straight: It’s high time the government and donors made an honest assessment of reconstruction and resettlement works in earthquake-affected areas, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 06/01/2017)

Wrongfully shot suspect turns out to be innocent: Victim's family accuses police of shooting Shahi despite knowing he was innocent, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 06/01/2017)

Literacy classes making women's life easier, by Arjun Bhushal (rep 06/01/2017)

Superstition-based violence on the rise (kp 05/01/2017)

Stop the scourge: We must come together as a society  to reject the woeful practice of dowry (kp 05/01/2017)

Heal the pain: Not one perpetrator from the conflict era has been held accountable in the past decade, by Suman Adhikari (kp 05/01/2017)

Transitional justice: Boundary dispute leaves bill to amend act in the balance, by Dewan Rai (kp 05/01/2017)

No sight of solution to thousands of landless Kavre quake victims’ problem , by Raj Kumar Parajuli (ht 05/01/2017)

Flood victims struggling with winter woes, by Devendra Basnet and Nagendra Upadhyay (rep 05/01/2017)

Hausalpur locals deprived of state facilities (ht 05/01/2017)

Workers get jail, flogging over Saudi unpaid wage unrest (kp 04/01/2017)

Private drugs sellers’ syndicate blocks procurement for hospital pharmacy, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 03/01/2017)

Media Society takes serious exception to obstruction at media houses (kp 03/01/2017)

Survey for housing grant to be complete only by February (rep 03/01/2017), Data collection of quake victims in limbo (ht 03/01/2017), Continuous snowfall, rain affect life of quake victims, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 03/01/2017)

Water tanker operators doing brisk business in quake-hit Salyantar, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 03/01/2017)

HR violators’ names will be disclosed soon, says NHRC (kp 02/01/2017)

National Vigilance Centre report: Delays, graft, bad behaviour rampant in govt offices, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/01/2017)

Earthquake victims struggle amid severe cold. by Narahari Sapkota (rep 02/01/2017) [This is denial of assistance in its gravest form!!]

Politicized schools: Political parties compete for top school posts so that they get to use school budgets as they like, by Ishwar Rauniyar (rep 02/01/2017)

Lessons in mourning: We need to move beyond sensationalising migrant deaths to asking harder questions, by Upasana Khadka and Aamik Adhikari (kp 02/01/2017)

MPs spending funds for unproductive purpose (kp 02/01/2017)

Quake-hit families crushing pebbles for living, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 01/01/2017)

48 rapes recorded in three months (ht 01/01/2017)

Making room: Accessibility and inclusion are a national  issue, addressing which will benefit everyone, by Simone Galimberti (kp 01/01/2017)

Disabled kids still lack access to education, by Anita Shrestha (ht 31/12/2016)

TRC still faces mountain of work with one month before term ends, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 31/12/2016)

Settle VAW cases within 3 months: CJ, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 31/12/2016)

Govt seeks clarification from NRA chief exec: PM’s core team is learnt to have the perception that  Gyewali subtly defied the government’s instructions on the pretext of legal hurdles and donor sensitivity, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 30/12/2016)

Dalit community submits 5-point demand to PM (kp 30/12/2016)

District hospital in sore need of Obstetricians (kp 30/12/2016)

12 hospitals in Nepal running without beds, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 30/12/2016)

Govt drops right to reject provision in elections: Experts describe move as regressive, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 30/12/2016)

‘I was wrongfully shot by police’, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 30/12/2016)

Water shortage further punishes quake victims, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 29/12/2016)

Open pits at brick kilns posing threats to children: Each brick factory is found to have dug at least 20 pits up to 20 feet deep to store water for making bricks, but they are left open putting the children at risk (kp 28/12/2016), Children at risk in brick kilns (ht 01/12/2016)

Nepal Red Cross blows millions for week-long meeting: The money spent in luxury hotels was meant for earthquake victims, by Sangeet Sangroula and Ramesh Paudel (rep 28/12/2016)

Poisoned greens: Farmers’ tendency to spray banned pesticides on vegetables poses grave health risks to consumers, by Vikash Raj Satyal (rep 28/12/2016)

Malnutrition increasing among children (ht 27/12/2016), Nutrition for health: As malnutrition is a serious health problem we should take concerted action so that no one is deprived of nutritious food essential for health and ultimately survival (ht 28/12/2016)

TRC set to begin investigation ‘soon’: The govt approves a proposal to set up temporary  bases of the TRC in seven provinces, by Dewan Rai (kp 27/12/2016)

Toothless commissions: The proposed Madhesi, Janajati, Tharu and Muslim commissions have no real power, by Mona Ansari (kp 27/12/2016)

Home ministry tells DAO to study reality of needy Dalit kids (ht 27/12/2016)

KMC raises over Rs1m fine from street vendors: Vendors are barred from selling goods from  non-designated places, by Anup Ojha (kp 27/12/2016)

Hard of hearing people demand disabled status (kp 27/12/2016)

Speech impaired minor gang-raped, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 26/12/2016)

Patients with respiratory problems up, by Arjun Poudel (ht 26/12/2016), Shocking scenario: There is no place in the Valley where people are not suffering from the respiratory ailments (ht 27/12/2016)

Malnutrition claims 17-year old, others on the line, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 26/12/2016)

Travesty of justice in Nepal: Why has the human rights movement turned its back on relatives of the disappeared in Nepal?, by Iain Guest (kp 26/12/2016)

Healthcare to the poor: Govt planning a hike in financial assistance (kp 26/12/2016)

Supreme Court asks police again to arrest Dhungel, by Dewan Rai (kp 26/12/2016), SC body again tells police to arrest murder convict Dhungel, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 27/12/2016)

CIAA plans to bring a just policy to prosecute graft cases (kp 26/12/2016)

Tug-of-war among TRC members delays conflict victims’ reparation guideline, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 25/12/2016)

Girl, 14, quits school to support mother, sister after quake: The 14-year-old says her family did not get housing aid because her uncles took away the papers after her father’s death, by Anish Tiwari (kp 25/12/2016)

Schools far from becoming peace zones (ht 25/12/2016)

Cross in the land of the khukuri: It is unfair to doubt the patriotism of Christians, as they love this country just like other Nepalis, by David Kainee (kp 25/12/2016)

13 pc children not immunised despite free vaccination (ht 24/12/2016)

Transitional justice: ‘Victims’ say crucial in reparation policy’; CIEDP Chairman Lokendra Mallick assures to take into account the victims’ needs and concerns while drafting the reparation policy (kp 23/12/2016)

Make it a crime: The state should do more to end discrimination against Dalits because the people won’t, by Dhana Bahadur Mijar (kp 23/12/2016)

Enforce laws to check VAW, say rights activists: Call for bringing guilty to book (kp 22/12/2016), Violence against women unabated (ht 22/12/2016)

Children vulnerable as rapes and murders soar, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 22/12/2016)

Reconstruction woes: Providing succour to earthquake survivors is a national priority as well as a humanitarian imperative, by Maina Dhital (kp 22/12/2016), Quake victims languishing in the cold (ht 22/12/2016)

13 child marriages stopped in 8 mths in Baitadi (kp 22/12/2016)

Fight against hunger: Govt and development partners should ensure enough food reaches deficient areas (kp 22/12/2016), Chronic neglect: Programmes such as food for work need to be launched to provide immediate relief to the locals (ht 23/12/2016)

‘Parties reluctant to approve Rome Statute’: Rights activists say party leaders fear they will be dragged into cases of human rights abuses (kp 21/12/2016)

Democratising nationalism: Greater the perception of a threat to security, stronger the tendency to push in-group cooperation by excluding others, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 21/12/2016)

National Dalit Commission: Panel starts taking suggestions on bill (kp 21/12/2016)

Bitter winter looms: Govt’s handling of reconstruction has been slow and irresponsible (kp 21/12/2016), Construction of quake victims’ houses stops, by Arjun Poudel (ht 21/12/2016)

31 VDCs classified as highly food insecure: An estimated 34,000 residents in these VDCs require humanitarian assistance due to lasting impacts  of the April-May 2015 earthquakes (kp 21/12/2016)

Reimagining development: The gap between NPC planning and implementation is rather big. So millions of Nepalis have been denied the right to participate in the shared national prosperity, by Simone Galimberti (rep 21/12/2016)

What after resettlement? Integration of remaining Bhutanese refugees in Nepal is the only viable option to end the protracted refugee situation, by Chandra Sapkota (kp 21/12/2016)

984 foreigners doing time in Nepali jails (ht 21/12/2016)

Reasonable offer: The practice of recruiting staff, in schools or elsewhere, on contract basis, for a long period is a contradiction in terms and should be made illegal (ht 21/12/2016)

Embassy alerts Nepalis on trafficking trend via Thailand: Fraudsters said to be  trapping Nepalis by  making them overstay in Thailand and sending them to other countries (kp 20/12/2016)

Women deprived of opportunities: Yami (ht 20/12/2016)

Demonetisation nightmares: Our govt and central bank cannot ignore the plight of poor seasonal migrant workers, traders and general public, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 20/12/2016)

Tanahun DHO purchases medicines after MoH failed to supply them (ht 20/12/2016)

Chhaupadi takes away 15-year-old girl’s life in Achham, by Prakash Singh (ht 19/12/2016), 15-yr-old dies in Chhaupadi shed (rep 19/12/2016)

Domestic violence in Jhapa: Girls more susceptible to domestic violence, by Raju Adhikari (rep 19/12/2016)

Migrant workers continue to suffer appalling treatment, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/12/2016), Nepal, Qatar sign MOU activation plan (kp 19/12/2016), Foreign employment: Govt should strengthen diplomatic resources and fight for fair treatment of migrant workers (kp 20/12/2016)

Police bust human trafficking racket (kp 19/12/2016)

CJ calls for swift justice to women (kp 18/12/2016)

Safe, regular and orderly migration: Nepal needs dedicated policies and investment in preparing its nationals for overseas work, by Paul Norton (kp 18/12/2016)

Bajura women compelled to give birth in cowsheds (ht 18/12/2016)

Visually impaired unable to open bank accounts in Pokhara, by Bharat Koirala (ht 18/12/2016)

Fifty years of partnership: Road to social inclusion in Nepal is long, but there has been marked progress, by Jose Assalino (kp 18/12/2016)

Homeless people being rehabilitated in Chitwan, by Tilakram Rimal (ht 18/12/2016)

Youths organise free health camp for malnourished Raku locals (ht 18/12/2016)

Healthcare service for  needy starts: Krishna Bisunkhe and Durga Bahadur Pariyar first ones to benefit from free hospital service for disadvantaged (kp 17/12/2016)

Two-day Training of trainers on Right to Information begins (ht 17/12/2016)

13pc children deprived of essential vaccinations (ht 17/12/2016)

Manang schools shut for three months (ht 17/12/2016)

Charity concert to be held for visually impaired students: About 2 per cent of the total population of the country has some form of disability (ht 17/12/2016)

Govt unveils strategy to address inequalities in health sector (kp 16/12/2016)

Question of empowerment: Caste or class?, by Atindra Dahal (ht 16/12/2016)

Dowry contributes significant share in earnings of ministers, by Binod Ghimire (kp 16/12/2016)

Amended anti-graft act to include pvt sector: Currently, only state-owned entities and those having a government share come under the purview of the anti-corruption watchdog, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/12/2016)

SC again orders govt to end public transport syndicates, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 16/12/2016)

Student rally to protest ‘murders’ of two women (kp 15/12/2016)

27 Kamlaris missing for over a decade: Despite unsatisfactory statement, 'masters' left untroubled, by Devendra Basnet (rep 15/12/2016)

Legal corruption: Politicians get millions for medical care while poor patients die for lack of money, by Kahar Singh Khadka (kp 15/12/2016)

Malnutrition rife due to early marriage, pregnancy (ht 15/12/2016)

Matehiya clash: Religious leaders call for restraint (kp 14/12/2016)

Youth arrested on charge of raping Mahottari teen (ht 14/12/2016)

Teenager raped by Baglung man in Gongabu (ht 14/12/2016)

Internal dispute, govt apathy hit TRC, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 14/12/2016)

Good initiative: The government’s monitoring mechanism will have to ensure that all the targeted people have got such medical services in a dignified manner (ht 14/12/2016)

Trend of political violence: Women continue to suffer, by Hisila Yami (ht 14/12/2016)

Group of teenage girls foils underage marriage: According to the District Women and Children Office, about 52 percent of girls in Bajhang marry before their legal age (kp 13/12/2016)

Citizenship provision: Constitution is already discriminatory, but with this amendment, it will also become patriarchal, by Subin Mulmi (kp 13/12/2016)

Justice delivery difficult under political duress: Chief Justice (ht 13/12/2016)

Human Rights Summit of Persons with Disabilities begins (ht 13/12/2016)

Economically weak, underprivileged families deprived of health insurance in Kailali (ht 13/12/2016)

Building durable peace: Women’s role is vital, by Sophie Kemkhadze (ht 12/12/2016)

Mystery surrounds death of a woman accused of 'practicing witchcraft', by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 12/12/2016), NHRC probes death of Dalit woman in Kavre (kp 13/12/2016), Probe Pariyar’s death, says NHRC (kp 21/12/2016), Speedy justice sought for Laxmi Pariyar’s family (ht 22/12/2016)

Violence taking its toll on women, girls (ht 12/12/2016)

UNICEF calls for protection of children affected by conflict (ht 12/12/2016)

State apathetic towards rights violation cases, says NHRC (ht 11/12/2016), Be responsible (ht 12/12/2016), Justice In Waiting And The HR Day, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 12/12/2016)

Lack of rights in land ownership blamed for violence against women (ht 11/12/2016)

Female journos facing discrimination, says FNJ Vice-chair Bindu (ht 11/12/2016)

Guilty of grave human rights violations will be brought to book: Prime minister (kp 11/12/2016) [?]

Govt aid eludes 416 families displaced by 2014 flood, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 11/12/2016) [Wow, speedy help!]

Quake victims suffering from cold related diseases (kp 11/12/2016)

Nepal and post-truth: A condition that is ironically being created in America and Europe has become a global phenomenon, by Abhi Subedi (kp 11/12/2016)

Vegetable market in Baneshwor demolished: Structures pulled down after vendors refused to vacate land as per court order, by Anup Ojha (kp 11/12/2016), Government officials demolish Baneshwor vegetable market (ht 11/12/2016)

Human rights national magna meet: ‘Prolonged transition obstacle to safeguarding human rights’ (kp 10/12/2016), Human Rights Magna Meet begins (ht 10/12/2016)

Girls are the future: Women who have the opportunity to speak up about challenges women and girls face in Nepali society can help tackle stigma, by Richard Morris and Gail Marzetti (rep 10/12/2016)

Female staff at health ministry allege discrimination, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 10/12/2016)

Sexagenarian sent to jail over attempted rape charge (rep 10/12/2016)

Human Rights Day: When the guilty remain free and victims continue to suffer, the event is just a farce, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 09/12/2016)

Some are more equal than others: Affront to human dignity and rights poses a challenge to the identity of any person, by Madhab Regmi (kp 09/12/2016)

The gods will be angry: In the remote mountains of western Nepal, women still deliver babies in dirty, cold and stuffy cowsheds, by Mina Sharma and Prakash Singh (nt 09/12/2016)

NHRC urges govt to address fasting Tiwari’s concerns: Civil society members seek immediate steps in view of his deteriorating health condition (kp 08/12/2016)

Violence against women: Central role of health workers, by Giulia Vallese and Jos Vandelaer (ht 08/12/2016)

NIC, UN Women, Zonta Club stand against VAW (kp 08/12/2016)

Human rights meet beginning tomorrow (ht 08/12/2016)

Conference aims to promote inclusive education (ht 08/12/2016)

Elderly inmates pose burden for prison management: 308 sexagenarian inmates in prisons, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 08/12/2016)

NRA lacks fund to distribute second tranche of housing grant (ht 08/12/2016)

Conflict victims hand memorandum to NC (rep 08/12/2016)

Business community in Bhairahawa condemns murder bid on Neupane (kp 08/12/2016)

Universal health coverage: Introducing Social Health Security Act is laudable but govt should beware pitfalls (kp 08/12/2016)

Make drafting of bill transparent: NHRC; Chairman Sharma urges rights defenders and  civil society members  to be critical about the  government instead of transitional justice bodies, by Dewan Rai (kp 07/12/2016)

Divorced women may not get property share in new Code, by Ashok Dahal (rep 07/12/2016), House sub-panel recommends will system (ht 07/12/2016)

NGOs complain of irregularities in girls' education program, by Madan Thakur (rep 07/12/2016)

Mindset needs to change: There are numerous obstacles to inclusive education for children with disabilities; Disabled people are often subjected to inhuman treatment and are largely perceived as requiring charity as opposed to rights, by Devdatta Joshi (kp 07/12/2016)

Reconstruction of health post buildings delayed, by Sudip Kaini (kp 07/12/2016)

High Court upholds verdict in torture case (kp 07/12/2016)

Signs of delay: While price and quality are important factors, they will be nothing if the textbooks are not made available to all the students across the country on time (ht 07/12/2016)

Seeing is believing: Govt should remove all doubts among conflict victims about the dispensation of justice (kp 06/12/2016)

Unequal, by law: When a girl or woman is viewed in connection with a male figure, it creates an unequal society, by Anjali Subedi (rep 06/12/2016)

Sluggish construction affects reconstruction: In lack of building, a school operates from toilet, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 06/12/2016)

Where mothers give birth in cowsheds, by Prakash Singh (ht 05/12/2016)

Poor Tarai communities hunt rats for food (ht 05/12/2016)

All wrong: South Africa is a poor transitional justice model for Nepal as 65 percent of its applicants for amnesty were already in jail, by Govinda Sharma 'Bandi' (rep 05/12/2016)

Chepangs sans citizenship, by Pratap Bista (kp 04/12/2016)

Rolpali women seeking justice (ht 04/12/2016), Rolpali women seeking justice, by Kabita Upadhyay (rep 05/12/2016)

Survivors of quake-hit districts still waiting: Large number of affected households in Dhading, Makawanpur, Nuwakot yet to get housing aid, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 04/12/2016)

Government fails to amend TRC Act to facilitate transitional justice process, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 04/12/2016), TJ act amendment: Old definition of murder retained in proposed bill; Murder redefined as ‘all kinds of killing’ from ‘act of killing under control’, by Dewan Rai (kp 05/12/2016)

Eastern regional prison: Jhumka inmates lack access to health care, by Bedraj Paudel (kp 04/12/2016)

Rights of disabled: ‘Draft bill has excluded the concerns of deaf and mute’ (kp 03/12/2016), Differently abled continue their struggle for rights (ht 03/12/2016), Rights activists demand equal opportunities for differently abled (ht 05/12/2016)

Domestic violence on the rise in Sindhuli (ht 03/12/2016)

Call to tackle migrants’ needs through multi-sector approach (ht 03/12/2016)

Quake victims demand inclusion of genuine victims for grants: Only 57 percent victims sign agreement due to obstruction so far; NRA shows indifference about the problem, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 03/12/2016)

7,000 quintal rice lies undistributed in NFC warehouse (rep 03/12/2016)

TRC records 295 complaints on sexual assaultRights activists say the real number could be higher: A human rights lawyer Rukmani Maharjan says many victims have not shared their stories with their partners, by Dewan Rai (kp 02/12/2016)

Violence against women: Slippery path to justice, by Wenny Kusuma and Kirti Thapa (ht 02/12/2016)

#IWalkFreely: Survey reveals young women in Nepal are exposed to greater dangers than just cat calls and wolf whistles, by Asmita Gauchan (nt 02/12/2016)

10,600 quake-affected deprived of housing aid (kp 02/12/2016) [related to Makwanpur district only]

'Little progress made against Chhaupadi', by Menuka Dhungana (kp 01/12/2016), Reform begins at home: Behavioural changes are needed to remove the stigma associated with menstruation (kp 02/12/2016)

Jajarkot medics halt health service: Jhapa youths start hunger protest; KU students, staff show support (kp 01/12/2016), Govt doctors halt services to exert pressure to fulfil demands (kp 02/12/2016), NHRC urges doctors to end strike (ht 03/12/2016)

Caste in doubt: If the struggle is for the rights of everyone, how can that ‘everyone’ not include Dalits?, by Deepak Thapa (kp 01/12/2016)

Disaster management bill: ‘Govt committed to ensuring women representation’ (kp 01/12/2016) [Yes, please include one woman in a minor position, just as in the council of ministers!], Regional meet stresses need for gender-friendly DRR policy (ht 01/12/2016)

Don’t violate children’s rights: CCWB (kp 01/12/2016)

Underage marriage foiled (kp 01/12/2016)

Agents of change: Knowing of the sacrifices women rights defenders make every day, let us commit to respect them, by Renu Adhikari Rajbhandari (rep 01/12/2016)

Malnutrition stalks children in Bajhang (kp 01/12/2016), Malnourished children being treated in Bajura, by Prakash Singh (ht 01/12/2016), Fight malnutrition: Pressures of work, academia and lifestyle have pushed many young adults in urban areas to the brink of malnutrition (ht 01/12/2016)

Needs of the poor: Implement findings; The poor families should be provided identity cards that will enable them to receive ‘social security allowance’ and ‘compulsory health insurance’. This allowance can be used by the poor for total health care, by Vikash Raj Satyal (ht 01/12/2016)

Quake victims yet to recieve house construction grants, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 01/12/2016)

‘1 in 7 suffered abuse in the past 12 months’ (kp 30/11/2016), Something amiss: Violence on women (rep 30/11/2016)

SC orders TRC to investigate all complaints: Court scraps standard guidelines for shelving complaints while the TRC regulations remain, by Dewan Rai (kp 30/11/2016)

CIEDP publishes 28,000 names of conflict victims, by Dewan Rai (kp 29/11/2016), Technical difficulty delaying probe, says Minister Yadav (ht 29/11/2016) [??]

Violence against women continues unabated, by Santosh Singh (rep 29/11/2016)

KMC preparing to expand anti-child labor drive, by Gyanu Sapkota (rep 29/11/2016)

Women leaders demand 50pc representation in Cabinet (kp 29/11/2016)

NHRC appeals for Dr KC’s life (kp 29/11/2016)

Legal hurdle remains in Nepalis voting from abroad (kp 29/11/2016)

"Complaints against police helping in effective policing", by Kamal Pariyar (rep 29/11/2016)

CIAA refining draft bill to amend anti-graft Act: Officials say that they are trying to make the law as possibly compatible with the UN Convention against Corruption (kp 29/11/2016)

Bajhang’s disabled man struggles for wheelchair, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 29/11/2016)

CIEDP calls for clarity on defintion of disappearance, by Dewan Rai (kp 28/11/2016)

Women working in informal sector: Rights groups call for law to combat internal trafficking; Poor young girls are being forced to work in massage parlours and dance bars in city areas with fake offers of respectable jobs (kp 28/11/2016)

Tansen locals protest against police for failing to arrest murderers (rpp 28/11/2016)

Final hearing in Adhikary murder case deferred (ht 28/11/2016)

Many health facilities without buildings, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 28/11/2016)

Three years on, flood victims still await relief: Over 500 families living in temporary shelters, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 28/11/2016)

School running classes under open sky after its old building falls apart, by Khagendra Awasthi (kp 28/11/2016)

300 schools without classrooms in Sindhupalchok, by Anish Tiwari (kp 26/11/2016)

Game of Thrones leaves quake victims in cold (ht 26/11/2016)

Rally organised to mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (ht 26/11/2016)

Re-examining value of girls, by Jessica Rai (ht 26/11/2016)

House committee to quiz PM on TJ mechanism issues (kp 26/11/2016), Citing govt non-cooperation, TRC, CIEDP seek MPs’ help, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 26/11/2016)

CIEDP receives documents of war-era cases: Tallying complaint details with info from authorities, by Dewan Rai (kp 25/11/2016)

Amend TRC law: The TRC and CIEDP will not get international recognition if they fail to give justice to the victims (ht 25/11/2016)

Safe education for all: Structural inequalities and patriarchal attitudes continue to affect women’s schooling, by Renu Adhikari Rajbhandari (kp 25/11/2016)

A burning issue: Violence against women is detrimental not only to the victim but to the whole community (kp 25/11/2016), Women suffered more violence at home than outside last year: Worec report, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 26/11/2016), Violence against women continues unabated (ht 27/11/2016)

Who cares? Women do the bulk of unpaid work in the household cleaning, cooking, washing, collecting firewood and caring for children and the elderly, by Sangita Thebe-Limbu (nt 25/11/2016)

Govt told to probe fraud cases in foreign job sector (kp 25/11/2016)

Stop ‘looting’ of Malaysia-bound workers, govt told, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 25/11/2016)

‘Disabled-friendly public toilets needed’ (ht 25/11/2016)

“A woman is as capable as a man”, interview with Chief Justice Sushila Karki (nt 25/11/2016)

Rape of 5-year-old girl revealed after two months: The girl’s family did not report the incident fearing stigma (kp 24/11/2016)

One-third of Nepali children age 5-14 put to work: CBS, by Gyanu Sapkota (rep 24/11/2016)

Child marriage and after: While most boys left the village for work after marriage, girls stayed back in the village, but sadly not in schools, by Reena Burathoki (rep 24/11/2016)

Reaching every child: Millions of children in South Asia face a difficult journey through life without school, nutrition and decent health care, by Douglas J. Noble (kp 24/11/2016)

Corporal punishment rampant in pvt schools (ht 24/11/2016)

TRC chair threatens to quit: Says govt not supporting him, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 24/11/2016)

TRC gears up for probe into plaints: Begins consultation with professionals for suggestions and support, by Dewan Rai (kp 23/11/2016), TRC lobbies for extended offices in federal states to probe war-era cases, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 23/11/2016)

Bajhang village ends Chhaupadi, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 23/11/2016), Chhaupadi takes its toll on women in Achham (ht 24/11/2016)

Shortage of essential medicines in Palpa (kp 23/11/2016)

Busting police myths: Around 67 percent people do not trust the police and 78 percent believe the police do not understand their issues, by Ayush Joshi (rep 23/11/2016)

Rights of people with disabilities: New bill ignores reproductive health rights; The bill briefly touches upon reproductive right but is silent on reproductive health rights of women living with disabilities (kp 22/11/2016)

Women rights activists in west feel threatened (ht 22/11/2016)

Conflict victims demand home minister’s resignation (ht 22/11/2016)

Don’t discriminate against naturalised citizens, says Yadav (ht 22/11/2016)

Nepali media suffers due to unabated impunity, says study (ht 22/11/2016)

UN Centre for Peace, Disarmament resumes operation (ht 22/11/2016)

NHRC stresses transitional justice (kp 21/11/2016), Towards a transformative justice: Nepal may continue to experience social conflict as long as issues of marginalisation are ignored, by Ram Kumar Bhandari and Simon Robins (kp 21/11/2016), War Has Ended, Not The Peace Process, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 21/11/2016), Transitional justice still in limbo, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 21/11/2016), Ex-Maoist guerrillas not happy with peace accord as promises remain unfulfilled, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 21/11/2016), A decade of peace: Building peace requires inclusion, justice and making strides to Nepal’s development goals, by Valerie Julliand (rep 21/11/2016)

Samsung and Panasonic accused over supply chain labour abuses in Malaysia: Migrant workers making goods for the global electronics brands claim they are trapped and exploited in Malaysia (Guardian 21/11/2016), Flagrant exploitation: Govt should continuously press for better labour rights for our migrant workers (kp 23/11/2016)

Inmates use weaving skills to make money (ht 21/11/2016)

Chhaupadi practice: Achham woman’s death concerns PM (kp 20/11/2016), PM concerned about death of woman in cow shed (ht 20/11/2016)

10 years of peace deal: ICJ reminds Nepal of commitment to justice for conflict victims (kp 20/11/2016), Justice still far cry in Nepal after a decade: ICJ (rep 20/11/2016), Nepal: Decade After Peace, Scant Progress On Justice; Political Parties Fail to Deliver on Promises (Human Rights Watch 20/11/2016)

Child marriage still rampant in Kalikot, by Tularam Pandey (kp 20/11/2016), Child marriage rampant in Rukum, shows study (ht 21/11/2016)

Lack of toilets keeping girls away from schools (kp 20/11/2016)

Public toilets of no use to visually impaired (ht 20/11/2016)

Hospitals told to allocate beds for the poor (ht 20/11/2016)

Act amendment delay stymies TRC: Term expiring in two months, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 19/11/2016), A decade on, legacy of Maoist insurgency stalks Nepal (ht 19/11/2016), Displaced Badis yet to return home (ht 19/11/2016)

Prosecution in serious rights violations, says PM, by Dewan Rai (kp 18/11/2016), ‘Don’t delist serious insurgency-era crimes’, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 18/11/2016)

Where are all the women? An underlying reason for the low representation of women in politics is a patriarchal mindset that permeates political life, by Avasna Pandey (kp 18/11/2016)

Heavy investments change little for Saptari’s malnourished (ht 18/11/2016)

6,000 quake victims living around BP Highway not granted permits for house reconstruction (ht 18/11/2016)

Recovery is still a far cry in Barpak, by Sudip Kaini (kp 18/11/2016)

Rs 5,000 to family of woman who died during abortion (ht 18/11/2016)

Former bonded labourer wins N-Peace Award (kp 17/11/2016) [on Basanti Chaudhary]

Social stigma related to sexual violence still rampant in society (ht 17/11/2016), Women’s security is responsibility of all citizens, says DPM Nidhi (ht 17/11/2016)

More children lost, abandoned (ht 17/11/2016)

No solution in sight: The argument that naturalized citizens by marriage be treated as ‘special’ is fraught as we are dealing with people of two different countries, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 17/11/2016) [?? The problem is the continued different treatment of two genders, men and women, by the constitution!!]

Stakeholders ignored while framing TRC Act amendment bill, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 17/11/2016)

Lack of bridge increasing school dropout rate: Children failing to reach school as there’s no safer means to cross river; Schoolkids of Kanjabhoj, Kutiyakbhar, Shantinagar areas have to pay Rs 5 every time they take the boat to get across (kp 16/11/2016)

Community school students still studying in temporary classrooms, by Pratap Bista (kp 16/11/2016)

Approaching winter concerns quake victims, by Anish Tiwari (kp 16/11/2016), PM Dahal talks to NRA chair about reconstruction delays: The directive committee of National Reconstruction Authority will discuss a time-bound action plan on Sunday (kp 16/11/2016)

Laudable but inadequate: National Human Rights Action Plan might not be enough to ensure rights at the local level, by Prakash Budha Magar (kp 15/11/2016)

Police highhandedness becomes viral (ht 15/11/2016)

Over 3,000 deprived of social security allowance (ht 15/11/2016)

Housing aid yet to reach needy in remote VDCs, by Kumbha Raj Rai (kp 15/11/2016)

‘More women needed in all sectors for development’ (ht 15/11/2016)

My water, your water: Good laws need to be made to avert possible conflicts between the states over water; As Nepal is finalising the boundaries of the proposed federal states, we need to be thoughtful and smart to avoid the kind of water-related  disputes that have been taking place in our neighbouring countries, by Chandra Lal Pandey (kp 15/11/2016)

The divide within: Invisibility of labourers in Kathmandu is compounded by their inability to negotiate with employers directly; The Madhesi migrant population in Kathmandu, heterogeneous as it is, remains outside the public fabric and does not participate in religious, communal or political events, by Dan V. Hirslund (kp 14/11/2016)

CIAA riding roughshod over right to privacy: Sophisticated gear used to collect private and confidential information on people not related to any investigations, by Deepak Kharel (rep 14/11/2016)

Quake victims in Laharepauwa camp brace for another winter under tents, by Nirajan Paudel (rep 14/11/2016)

TJ process remains stalled, by Dewan Rai (kp 13/11/2016), ‘Govt apathy’ leaves TRC in a quandary, by Dewan Rai (kp 14/11/2016), The road less travelled: Dahal govt has forgotten its early promises to give credible closure to conflict-era cases (kp 14/11/2016)

Global Gender Gap Index 2016: Nepal fails to improve on 2015’s place (kp 13/11/2016) [see Nepal data in report by World Economic Forum]

Classes being run for Dalit girls, by Byas Shankar Upadhyay (ht 13/11/2016)

Caste discrimination laws have made little difference: Report (kp 12/11/2016)

Prolonged drought causes food crisis in three districts (ht 12/11/2016)

Around 50 per cent Bajura children malnourished (ht 12/11/2016)

Nepal becomes party to anti-biological arms pact: Nepal is the 177th country to ratify the convention, Foreign Ministry says (kp 11/11/2016), Nepal ratifies Biological Weapons Convention (ht 11/11/2016)

Guerrillas from the mist: Former Maoist combatants’ grievances should be addressedbefore their nonviolent protest turns into violent action, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 11/11/2016)

Elderly couple beaten to death for ‘witchcraft’, by Krishna Thapa (kp 11/11/2016)

Legal hurdle delays probe into TRC cases, by Dewan Rai (kp 10/11/2016)

Breaking Information Monopoly: Key To Democratic Governance, by Mukti Rijal (rn 10/11/2016)

Clinging to creed: A diverse country cannot live in peace and harmony by making one religion constitutionally superior to another, by Pramod Mishra (kp 10/11/2016)

Locals rue govt delay in signing grant agreement (ht 10/11/2016)

Assaulted by hubby, woman in hospital for past 1 month (kp 09/11/2016)

Final hearing in Adhikary murder case deferred (ht 09/11/2016)

Husband who burnt wife alive refuses to divorce her, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 09/11/2016)

Rautahat Muslims breaking barriers to girls’ education: Around 400 girls from the Muslim community are studying in Jamiya Khadijatul Kubra School (ht 09/11/2016), Muslim daughters start going to school, by Madan Thakur (rep 10/11/2016)

Jumla locals question promise of free, quality health services, by DB Buda (rep 09/11/2016)

Impeachment and impunity: Impeachment of CIAA chief would be an important symbolic step, but it must not be used to hide or side-step widespread systemic impunity in Nepal’s body politic, by Kul Chandra Gautam (rep 09/11/2016)

Manipal teachers strike to press their demands: Students say classes have not taken place since August 23, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 08/11/2016), Teachers’ agitation hits students hard (ht 08/11/2016)

Attempts to cover up rape case riles rights activists, locals (ht 08/11/2016)

Tackling Human Trafficking, by Rupa Sharma ‘Neha’ (rn 08/11/2016)

Former child soldiers announce protest plan (kp 07/11/2016), Disqualified PLA fighters padlock CPN-MC HQ, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 08/11/2016), Ex-child combatants vow to continue their protest (kp 09/11/2016), Police arrest 169 protesting former Maoist combatants (rep 09/11/2016)

Workers deprived of basic facilities, by Tekendra Basyal (rep 07/11/2016)

Decomposing body of woman found in Bhaktapur (rep 07/11/2016), Decomposed body identified to be of a girl killed by her lover (rep 09/11/2016), 19-year-old man held for girlfriend’s murder: The victim’s body was found inside a jute sack in a field in Bode recently (kp 10/11/2016)

Govt set to add 17 more shelters for trafficking victims (kp 06/11/2016)

‘Resource crunch affecting probe into conflict-era cases’ (ht 06/11/2016)

Women hesitant to report cases of sexual harassment, by Gyanu Sapkota (rep 05/11/2016)

NIC urges women to be aware of their rights (ht 05/11/2016), Women yet to benefit from women-friendly policies, by Tenzin Tsomo (rep 05/11/2016)

Combating bullying: Students should be taught that they should not tolerate any form of aggressive behavior and harassment in schools and the community, by Neha KC (rep 05/11/2016)

Submit periodical reports to UN committee on time, NHRC tells government (ht 04/11/2016)

Bill proposes greater powers for NWC (ht 04/11/2016)

More women face domestic violence (ht 03/11/2016)

60pc of doctor posts vacant in the Midwest: According to a senior health official, the doctor to patient ratio in the region is 1 doctor per 20,000 population, by Janak Nepal (kp 31/10/2016)

‘Child rights activists must for inquiry’ (kp 31/10/2016)

‘Muslim commission needs autonomy’ (ht 30/10/2016)

Dadeldhura disabled deprived of identity cards (ht 30/10/2016)

Disappearance cases: CIEDP to start exhumation of burial sites, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 29/10/2016)

School for Dalits lies in a sorry state (ht 29/10/2016) [Why is there a special school for Dalit children at all?]

Too young to marry: If we want to stop child marriage in Nepal, we have to start talking about sex, by Sarah Rich-Zendel (kp 28/10/2016)

Transitional Justice: A Tool For Durable Peace, by Indra Karki (rn 28/10/2016)

CIEDP proceeds investigation with no clear law, by Dewan Rai (kp 27/10/2016)

Off the rails? Had the conflict victims received justice in Nepal, they would not have had to turn to outside powers, by Charan Prasai (kp 27/10/2016)

The long wait: People displaced by the earthquakes cannot be left in limbo for much longer (kp 27/10/2016), PM tells NRA to pick up pace (kp 27/10/2016)

Anti-torture bill gathers dust in House panel: The bill was registered in the Parliament Secretariat two years ago after the arrest of Nepal Army Col Kumar Lama in the United Kingdom under universal jurisdiction, by Dewan Rai (kp 26/10/2016)

Kids deprived of education after losing school to landslide, by Ananda Gautam (kp 26/10/2016)

More than laws needed: A number of factors prevent Nepali women from reporting marital rape, by Saloni Maheshwari (kp 25/10/2016)

Vow to end child marriage by 2030 (kp 24/10/2016) [Why not immediately? Some girls not even born now will be married until then!]

14 per cent pregnant women malnourished (ht 24/10/2016)

The Red Glass Dress: Unravelling the social fabric underpinning child brides, by Rachel McFadden (kp 22/10/2016)

Diverse experiences: It is important to understand that empowerment can take different forms for different women, by Emma Karki (kp 21/10/2016)

Economic progress: Invest in 10-year-old girls, by Giulia Vallese (ht 21/10/2016)

Three arrested for fraud, trafficking: Owners of two educational consultancies are being investigated after seven of their Europe-bound clients were stranded in Russia (kp 20/10/2016)

Human trafficking up through border entry points in far-west (ht 20/10/2016)

Recalled SPs told to rejoin duty, by Manish Gautam (kp 20/10/2016) [Political intervention tp prevent legal investigation!]

When children work: When parents have no means to feed their children they feel forced to send them to work, by David Kainee (rep 19/10/2016)

Scribe stories: A young journalist was forced to leave his job after he wasn’t paid for 10 months. He then went to Malaysia for manual labor, by Ishwar Rauniyar (rep 19/10/2016)

350,000 families still without aid (kp 19/10/2016) [a case of denial of assistance by government and administration!]

OCE to conduct Grade X exams this year too, by Kokila KC (ht 19/10/2015) [Continued confusion because of inactivity of government and administration means a violation of the fundamental rights of the students!]

Jailbirds deprived of medical care (ht 19/10/2016)

CIEDP asks complainants to provide further information: The commission, which has received 2,893 complaints so far, has sent letters to all the petitioners across the country, by Dewan Rai (kp 18/10/2016)

AG proposes new Special Court to try conflict era cases, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 18/10/2016)

Drugs crunch to persist with licences of three manufacturers suspended: Many urban poor will be deprived of essential drugs if they are not distributed free of cost, by Arjun Poudel (ht 18/10/2016)

Campaign launched to stop child marriage, by Bira Gadal (rep 18/10/2016)

Dropout rates up in Kanchanpur schools (ht 18/10/2016)

Children unable to reach school after cable crossing fails, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 18/10/2016)

Disappearances truth and reconciliation act: Amendment proposal stirs a fresh debate; Proposal to restore the constitutional rights of attorney general to decide whether the perpetrator is to be prosecuted as directed by the Supreme Court, by Dewan Rai (kp 17/10/2016)

Temporary teachers threaten to shut community schools (ht 17/19/2016)

Rights activists call for making abortion free of cost, safe (kp 16/10/2016)

‘Chhaupadi-free’ village still follows repealed tradition (ht 16/10/2016)

Ilam jailbirds’ kids deprived of education (ht 16/10/2016)

School reconstruction yet to gather pace, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 16/10/2016)

Pregnant woman dies for want of treatment: Bad weather delayed rescue by helicopter, by Ananda Gautam (kp 15/10/2016)

18 types of reparation schemes proposed for war-era crimes, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 15/10/2016)

Dalits deprived of social security allowance (ht 14/10/2016)

Unsafe abortion rife in Bajura (ht 14/10/2016)

Woman rescued from traffickers’ clutch (ht 10/10/2016)

With no roof over heads, Dashain a sad affair for flood victims, by Anish Tiwari (kp 09/10/2016)

Senior citizens deprived of allowance (kp 09/10/2016)

Doing by knowing: We citizens need to realise that we have as many responsibilities as we have rights, by Kishori Mahat (kp 09/10/2016)

80 girls, women raped in past three months, says SMN report (ht 08/10/2016)

Textbooks for new session unlikely to be printed on time (ht 08/10/2016) [Same procedure as every year!!]

MoEd to begin reconstruction of 307 schools within this fiscal: Fate of 4,300 quake-hit schools is still uncertain (ht 08/10/2016)

New bill will render Madhesi Commission toothless: Lawyers (hts 07/10/2016)

One million kids still out of school: Report (ht 07/10/2016)

Food for thinking: It turns out gender discrimination is a good thing for girl students in government schools, by Om Astha Rai (nt 07/10/2016)

Rupadiya border a transit point for human trafficking (ht 07/10/2016)

Who will look after ‘the living martyr’ after we are gone?, by Raj Kumar Parajuli (ht 07/10/2016) [The brutal procedure by the police had been ordered by the putsching king's henchman and home minister Kamal Thapa!]

Transitional justice: Amendment bill proposes removal of statute of limitations; Move a step towards ensuring justice to victims of the decade-long insurgency, by Dewan Rai (kp 06/10/2016)

400 women, children saved from trafficking in eight months (rep 06/10/2016)

Food crunch hits Jajarkot locals (ht 06/10/2016), Jajarkot NFC depot runs out of rice, by Janak KC (rep 06/10/2016), Freed Haliyas reeling under food crisis, by Prakash Singh (ht 06/10/2016) [Nepal's inactive political overlords wish all affected people a very happy Dashain!!]

A temple in Janakpur where women are not allowed (kp 05/10/2016)

Dalit man from Bajhang tortured for ‘defiling temple’ (kp 04/10/2016)

Dahal pledges to keep Army off war-era cases: Once bitten, PM all praise of NA’s role, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 03/10/2016) [How can he? He is only the head of the executive! Judgements on crimes of the army have to be passed by the independent judiciary!!], National Army last resort to face challenges: PM Dahal (rep 03/10/2016)

Girls make move against child marriage, by Bira Gadal (rep 03/10/2016), Child marriages increasing in Bajura, blame on phones, internet, by Krishna Oli (rep 04/10/2016), Child marriage rampant in Bajura (ht 15/10/2016)

Hope for justice: Amendment to legislation needs to address key issues for credible transitional justice (kp 03/10/2016)

Toil and trouble: Labour Act deprives domestic workers of basic labour rights that all other workers enjoy, at least at policy level, by Tara Kanel (kp 02/10/2016)

Transitional justice: Two-tier court to deal with war-era cases, by Dewan Rai (kp 01/10/2016)

Guidelines for shelving TRC complaints: Supreme Court show cause to defendants (kp 30/09/2016), SC stays TRC guideline for placing cases on hold (rep 30/09/2016)

Legal lapses: "If there were more cases of domestic violence and sexual assault against men piling up at our offices, the court would have no choice but to work on building stronger laws", interview with advocate Sushma Gautam (rep 30/09/2016)

Most people unaware of right to information, says Justice Malla (ht 29/09/2016)

MPs spar over withdrawing Tikapur carnage cases (kp 29/09/2016), House witnesses heated exchange on case withdrawals (ht 29/09/2016)

Women's shelter demolition: Women’s rights defenders draw PM Dahal’s attention (kp 29/09/2016), Forest land grab row: Taskforce inspects wrecked buildings (kp 30/09/2016), Women's shelter demolished: Women’s rights defenders flay govt inaction, press for probe (kp 08/10/2016)

Five officials transferred from CIEDP: CIEDP Chairman Lokendra Mallick says the decision has upended everything they had planned and been working on until now, by Dewan Rai (kp 29/09/2016)

Police intercept 21 children from Nepal-India border in Baitadi, by Bira Gadal (rep 29/09/2016)

Transitional justice: Writ against criteria for dropping complaints, by Dewan Rai (kp 28/09/2016)

46 per cent victims of sexual violence minors, report says (ht 28/09/2016)

‘Witch’ accused tortured, fears filing complaint: A single mother from Dada Gaun in Salyan is tied to a post and tortured for hours on witchcraft charge by her relatives, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 27/09/2016)

Conflict victims concerned about TRC Act bill amendment (ht 27/09/2016)

CIAA seeks action against Social Science Baha, Alliance for Social Dialogue (ht 26/09/2016) [see press release in Nepali and English translation], Social Science Baha refutes CIAA charges: Says the anti-graft body distorted facts (kp 01/10/2016), Social Science Baha accuses CIAA of breaching jurisdiction (ht 01/10/2016), Social Science Baha claims CIAA misinterpreted facts (rep 01/10/2016), Statement on the CIAA and reports on investigation of Social Science Baha (SSB) and Alliance for Social Dialogue (ASD) (BNAC 01/10/2016), ‘No irregularities at SSB, ASD’ (kp 03/10/2016)

Seeking justice: Without a credible transitional justice roadmap, path will be open for specific and personally targeted prosecution, by Hari Phuyal (kp 26/09/2016), Ensure justice: Past instances have proved that some of the cases not related to political agitation were withdrawn under political pressure (ht 26/09/2016)

Proposed provision could further ‘limit women’s citizenship right’, by Dewan Rai (kp 26/09/2016)

Child rape rate alarming: Report (kp 26/09/2016)

Ministry working to amend Act: The Act which came into effect in 2007 does not acknowledge trafficking can take place inside the country (kp 26/09/2016)

Radio Dhading building razed, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 24/09/2016), ACORAB inspects Radio Dhading building (kp 25/09/2016), Radio Dhading resumes service, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 26/09/2016), Radio Dhading resumes work from demolished building (ht 26/09/2016)

Torture in detention in Dipayal: Army offers mea culpa for barring NHRC from probe; Says not letting investigating officials enter NA barracks a mistake, by Dewan Rai (kp 23/09/2016)

Court records Ganga Maya’s statement: It is the fifth time the court has ordered the petitioner to appear before the court to testify (kp 19/09/2016), Ganga Maya says suspects should take ploygraph test (kp 21/09/2016), Punish my son’s murderers, says Gangamaya, by Tika Ram Rimal (ht 22/09/2016), Hearing on Krishna Prasad Adhikari’s murder starts, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 26/09/2016), Chitwan Dist Court completes hearing, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 28/09/2016)

Female feticide rampant in far-west (rep 16/09/2016)

‘Ensure our right to education, health’ (kp 15/09/2016)

Cases of human trafficking on the rise: Reports (kp 14/09/2016)

Woman attacked by in-law dies (ht 14/09/2016)

Children of inmate mothers deprived of education, by Daman Rai (rep 13/09/2016)

Paedophilia case: American man arrested, five children rescued (kp 12/09/2016)

3 girls raped in a week (kp 12/09/2016)

Human trafficking on rise after earthquakes (ht 10/09/2016)

Rs500k demanded for rehab of each freed Kamaiya family (kp 10/09/2016)

Transitional justice: Commissions should be made strong: TRC chair, by Dewan Rai (kp 09/09/2016)

It’s not over yet: Nepal should hold people accused of torture and other ill-treatment accountable through fair trials in its own courts, by Champa Patel (kp 09/09/2016)

HRW blames government for child marriage menace (kp 09/09/2016) [see report, [see also video], State should intervene, says researcher (kp 09/09/2016), ‘Govt steps not enough to end child marriage in Nepal’ (rep 09/09/2016), No kidding: According to HRW report, 37 percent Nepali girls marry before 18, while 10 percent marry before 15, by Ishwar Rauniyar (rep 19/09/2016), Girls no brides: Around 37 percent Nepali girls are married before they reach 18 and 10 percent before they reach 15, by David Kainee (rep 22/09/2016)

Dad-son duo held for rape, forced abortion: Police say the father aided his rapist son abort the baby after learning that the minor girl was pregnant (kp 08/09/2016), Paying for torture: Col Lama’s acquittal only underscores how difficult closure of war-era cases can be (kp 08/09/2016)

Haliya liberation limited to paper (ht 07/09/2016), Liberation added to our historical woes: Ex-haliyas, by Krishna Oli (rep 07/09/2016), Budget for freed Haliyas freezes (ht 08/09/2016)

UK court acquits Lama of charges, by Nabin Pokharel (kp 07/09/2016), Col Lama’s acquittal: Setback for moment, but ‘victory in long run’, by Dewan Rai (kp 08/09/2016), Col Lama returns home: The case of Col Kumar Lama, who was acquitted this month by a UK court, is the first war-time crime tried abroad (21/09/2016) [The case is not cleared at all though the army wants to celebrate and honour him!]

Call for concrete steps to combat human trafficking: A report by the National Human Rights Commission states that around 16,500 Nepalis were trafficked in the last two years (kp 04/09/2016), National Anti-Trafficking Day: Sex Trafficking Under Our Nose, by Sunil Sainju (rn 04/09/2016), Fight against human trafficking: Calls louder for SAARC convention revision (kp 05/09/2016), Chief Justice for stern law against human trafficking: Ranju Jha, chairperson of parliament committee for women and children, calls for collaboration from all sides to fight trafficking (kp 06/09/2016), The human trail: Improving economic conditions in the country is key to curbing trafficking (kp 06/09/2016)

Hiding hidden wounds: After facing years of abuse in Indian brothels, rescued young women have to then struggle to fight stigma back home in Nepal, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 02/09/2016)

Epicentre of trafficking: Long before the earthquake hit last year, the districts around Kathmandu were already hotbeds of trafficking, by Om Astha Rai (nt 02/09/2016)

Bill to criminalize torture tabled, by Ashok Dahal (rep 30/08/2016), Anti-torture Bill moves (kp 31/08/2016), Rights activists say new anti-torture law should have retroactive effect (ht 02/09/2016), 10 amendments proposed to Bill against torture (kp 05/09/2016)

Preliminary Comments: Draft Bill to Amend the Act on Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation, 2014], by Amnesty International, ICJ and TRIAL International, 20 July 2018