UN General Assembly
urged to address Nepal
665 persons killed since the lifting of emergency
New Delhi: In a brief
to the Head of States, Asian Centre for Human Rights urged the United
Nations General Assembly, which meets in New York from today, to
adopt a resolution on the situation of human rights in Nepal and
authorise the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to mediate to break
the stalemate for restoration of democracy in Nepal.
is an abyss situation and the highest body of the United Nations
must intervene to address it” – stated Mr Suhas Chakma, Director
of Asian Centre for Human Rights.
Asian Centre for Human Rights stated that over 665
persons i.e. 4.88 persons per day have been killed by the Maoists
and the security forces between 30 April 2005 and 12 September 2005.
Out of them, 374 were killed by the security forces and 291 persons by the Maoists.
Private FM radios continue
to be denied permission to air news bulletin. At least 176 journalists
have been detained while protesting or covering protest demonstrations,
13 were summoned, and 16 others
were harassed and assaulted by the security forces.
The court is treated with
contempt and as many as 22 persons, including former minister Jaya
Prakash Prasad Gupta and student leaders Gagan Thapa and Rajendra
Rai, have been re-arrested following their release
by the Supreme Court since the lifting of emergency on 29 April