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Parliamentary committee meeting expresses concern over Janakpur incident

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Parliamentary committee meeting expresses concern over Janakpur incident
Parliamentary committee meeting expresses concern over Janakpur incident

Kathmandu, 22  December 2015: The Women, Children, Senior Citizen and Social Welfare Committee under Legislature-Parliament has expressed deep-concern over the ‘insulting act’ of cadres of United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) to purify the premises of the Janaki Temple, following President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s recent visit to the shrine.

The committee also condemned UDMF cadres’ act to wave black flags to the President while recently visiting Janakpur to attend the Ram Janaki Bibaha Panchami (the ritualistic Ram Janaki wedding ceremony).

Pointing out that the incident not only violated human rights of an individual, but also abuses human rights of the whole nation, the committee in a meeting today, held consultations with officials of various state organs including the Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, the chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and higher officials of the Home Ministry and Nepal Police and took stock of the incident.

Speaking at the meeting, Anupraj Sharma, chairman of the NHRC, said that the incident has made bad impact on personal dignity of every person or the person holding prestigious position like president was beyond general fundamentals of human rights, adding that the commission was investigating into the matter.

Likewise, officiating secretary at Home Ministry Binod KC said that a report has also been received that there was an insecure environment for providing security to president after her return from Janakpur.

Additional Inspector General of Police Kedar Prasad Saud said that three have been arrested in connection with the incident and case against them has been filed, adding that the search for other suspects was going on.

On the occasion, Deputy Prime Minister CP Mainali said that the government condemned the incident and that it has already made public its readiness to punish the guilty involved in the incident.

President of the committee Ranju Kumari Jha and lawmaker Rajendra Prasad Pandey also condemned the incident.

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