The National Human Rights Commission. (File photo)
KATHMANDU: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to forthwith stop arresting people frequently in an arbitrary manner against the order issued by the Supreme Court from time to time.
The constitutional body also called on the government to respect human rights.
NHRC spokesman Bed Prasad Bhattarai, through a press release today, said the Commission’s attention was drawn to the frequent arbitrary arrest of Chakra Bahadur Khatri of Halesi Tuwachung municipality-2, Khotang.
It has called the attention of the government to respect and protect the human right of the person and to ensure the rule of law by immediately stopping arresting people in an arbitrary way against the orders issued from time to time by the Supreme Court.
The NHRC has also written to the Ministry of Home Affairs seeking its reply within 24 hours regarding creating confusion about Khatri’s whereabouts without informing his family about his condition, meting out offensive behavior against him and disregarding the orders issued by the Supreme Court from time to time.
It said Khatri was first arrested on April 14 and kept in the District Prison Khotang and it was found that he was arrested for the sixth time and taken to Siraha on May 29 via Khotang, Udayapur and Solukhumbu during the present lockdown situation, disregarding the Supreme Court’s orders. RSS