Nepal records 20 human rights violation cases every day: Insec
Kathmandu — The leading human rights NGO in Nepal, the Informal Sector Service Centre (Insec), has reported that the country experiences an average of 20 human rights violations per day. In its annual publication, the Nepal Human Rights Year Book 2023, Insec disclosed that from January 1, 2022 to December 31 of the same year, it documented 7,376 cases of human rights violations.
The reported cases comprised of 323 murders, two disappearances, 35 abductions, 81 illegal detentions, and 448 assaults. The report also noted that 53 individuals died while in custody. The organization mentioned that although the number of human rights violation cases with a political aspect has reduced, the overall human rights situation in Nepal has not notably improved in terms of social aspects.
The report also drew attention to the fact that numerous individuals die every year due to road accidents, suicides, and natural disasters, urging the government to take measures to control these issues.