Nepalgunj, 10 Dec 2014: More than 600 cases of human rights violation have been recorded in the Mid-Western Development Region during the past eight months.
According to the statistics released today by the Regional Office of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), a total of 646 cases of human rights violation were reported so far from the month of Baishakh.
The highest number of human rights violation incidents was related to health while Banke district recorded the highest number of incidents during the period, said NHRC Regional Chief Murari Kharel.
Kharel said that a total of 306 cases of human rights violation were report in Banke, 61 in Bardiya, 31 in Surkhet, 23 in Dailekh, 35 in Jajarkot, 43 in Dang, 37 in Rolpa, 28 in Rukum, 17 in Salyan, 21 in Pyuthan, 10 in Jumla and eight in Humla.
Likewise, 15 human rights violation incidents occurred in Dolpa, 20 in Mugu and six in Kalikot.
Most of the cases were of rape, murder, health rights, child rights, senior citizen’s rights and robbery, states the office.