Kathmandu, Sept. 2 — The Human Rights Watch has called on the government to act on the National Human Rights Commission’s findings to ensure accountability for grave human rights abuses carried out by security forces.
Issuing a statement on Wednesday, the New York-based rights watchdog said that the government should stop reversing the commission’s findings and ensure its independence.
“There are mounting allegations of extrajudicial executions and deaths in custody resulting from torture, yet the Nepal authorities resist conducting credible investigations,” read the statement, adding that prosecutions for abuses by the security forces are practically unheard of.
Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director of Human Rights Watch, said that the Nepal government uses rule of law rhetoric to appeal to foreign diplomats and donors but actually fosters a culture of impunity.
“Nepal is still trying to grapple with delivering justice for unlawful killings during the armed conflict, but instead of keeping