Thursday, February 23, 2012


Ghodaghodi Lake
Last week I was in Mid Western region and Far Western region of Nepal. I stopped for few minutes to take some photographs in the Ghoghodi Lake while I am on the way of Nepalgunj to Dhangadhi. It is famous lake in Far Western region. The location of the lake itself is of ecological significance because it is a rich wetland area. It is surrounded by trees and shrubs forests. It  is an important location for many resident and migratory birds.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"Nepal Human Rights Year Book 2012" Release porgramme

Human Rights Year Book- 2012 Released
Kathmandu/February 19
UML Chairperson and Former Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal has released the Nepal Human Rights Year Book-2012 amidst a function on February 19.
Chief guest of the book release program Khanal said that INSEC has been working for the protection and promotion of human rights by documenting incidents of human rights violation.
At the program "Nepal Human Rights Year Book 2012 Release Function cum Interaction on Human Rights Situation of 2011", Khanal said that though there was some decrease in the incidents of human rights during 2011, human rights violations in Terai districts have increased."
Stating that the UCPN-M is not abiding by the various agreements made by the party, he said that the UCPN-M should be committed to implement the seven-point agreement reached among the parties.
Saying that impunity, discrimination and lack of maintaining rule of law are challenges to human rights, INSEC chairperson Subodh Raj Pyakurel said that there was no decrease in incidents of violence against women in 2011. Stating that there is no practice of accountability in the country, INSEC chairperson Pyakurel said development of democracy is possible only when there is accountability, rule of law and end to impunity.
Stating that competition of ideology is the beauty of the nation, NC leader Arjun Narasingh KC said that the trend of labelling anyone having different ideology shows autocratic thought. Urging INSEC to work continuously in the sector by confronting the challenges, he expressed his commitment for full support in all campaigns of INSEC.
Former deputy prime minister and chairperson of Madhesi Janadhikar Forum, Upendra Yadav, said that the trend of giving political protection to criminals have increased, adding that incidents of human rights violation would increase if the peace process and constitution drafting were not completed in the given deadline.
NHRC former member and INSEC founding chairperson Sushil Pyakurel said that people were disappointed as the leaders of political parties did not implement their commitment and agreements. He expressed concern over the deteriorating situation of human rights violation.
INSEC executive director, Bijay Raj Gautam briefed about the status of human rights during 2011 in the program. INSEC, which has been publishing human rights year book since 1992, released its 20th series of the book today.
INSEC Makawanpur representative Pratap Bista was awarded best district representative and Bhojraj Timalsina, Kavre representative was awarded best representative of Mid Region on the occasion.
Similarly, Gyanendra Khadka of Bhojpur, Ram Bahadur GC of Baglung, Mandatta Rawal of Jumla and Sur Bahadur Pariyar of Kailali were awarded best representative from Eastern, Western, Mid-Western and Far Western development regions respectively in the programs organized separately in the regions.
 Raju Paswan 
 Posted on : 2012-02-19 20:25:25
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