Office of the National Human Rights Commission. (File Photo)
KATHMANDU: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has monitored the status of human rights of inmates during the coronavirus pandemic.
A team led by NHRC member Sudeep Pathak monitored the human rights situation of the jailbirds in Jumla.
The monitoring team arrived in Jumla after taking stock of the human rights status of jailbirds in 12 districts of the country.
The NHRC team also held interaction with security agencies, journalists and human rights defenders in Jumla.
NHRC Commissioner Pathak stressed the importance of human rights protection along with the efforts to prevent and control the pandemic.
He said that the NHRC monitoring team arrived in Jumla to take stock the impacts of COVID-19 in human rights sector, situation of jailbirds and detainees and violent activities taking place in the jail of late.
Among the key problems shared with the monitoring team are road condition, electric light, Karnali road and human resource in health facilities.
Though nine inmates of the district prison had contracted the virus, they are now recovered.
The jailbirds are facing the acute shortage of drinking water and electricity.