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NA passes resolution proposal related to right of persons with disabilities


13 October 2023  

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KATHMANDU: Today’s meeting of the National Assembly has passed the resolution proposal related to the rights of persons with disabilities. Submitting the proposal, lawmaker Prakash Panta apprised the House about its relevance and reasons.

On the occasion, he stressed the need for revising the provisions in the law that discriminate against persons with disabilities. Panta also urged that respective ministries should be directed to immediately advance the process to scrap, amend, or make new laws relating to persons with disabilities.

He said that it is the responsibility of all state bodies to effectively implement the rights of disabled people as guaranteed by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, of which Nepal is a signatory, and by the Constitution of Nepal that removes obstacles facing disabled people and creating an enabling environment for them to live a respectful life.

The proposal has demanded the establishment of an empowered institute or a commission to promote the rights of the disabled that represents persons with all kinds of disabilities for their empowerment, development, and rights, a study, research, and the monitoring of the implementation of the rights and the assistance in making plan and policy.

The resolution motion was seconded by Sharada Devi Bhatta, Singha Bahadur Bishwokarma, Tul Prasad Bishwokarma, Bhagawati Neupane, Khimlal Devkota, Ganga Kumari Belbase, Ramesh Jung Rayamajhi, Bamdev Gautam, Bimal Ghimire, Dil Kumari Rawal Thapa, Bina Pokharel, Debendra Dahal, Mahesh Kumar Mahara, Samitra BC, Tulasa Kumari Dahal and Dr Bimala Rai Paudyal.

Similarly, the meeting endorsed the proposal related to the formation of a draft committee to amend NA regulations, 2075. The proposal was put forward by lawmaker Ramesh Jung Rayamajhi.

Publish Date : 13 October 2023 16:59 PM

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