The Nepal Government has announced the killing of 5 Madeshi Morcha activists during the Saptari an unfortunate incident and has declared a relief of 1 Million for the deceased family. The government also has set up an investigation committee to further process the issue. May be a political move but I do not see any commitment of Nepal Government to ensure the human rights of the deceased or any action against the human right violation that happened during that day.
Reality is the decision came in awake of social media outcry that trended in twitter and Facebook. Social media has become a powerful media where normal public have been opposing acts of brutality and human rights violence.
People were killed during a protest where is human rights. What is the state thinking ?
The International Human Rights Declaration states
Article 5 : No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Article 7 : All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.
1. Logic: If Nepal Armed Police Force were committed to Human Right then why were there real bullets instead of rubber bullets. They knew there were real bullets then they could have fired it in the air why did they fired below the leg.
2. Intention: Why did they aim to hurt people, they knew there were real bullets it could do potential damage
Whether right or wrong, the Saptari killing seems to be an unfortunate accident which happened due to lack of Nepal government and Armed police force commitment towards human rights. This incident needs to be investigated thoroughly and further needs to be process in ways of learning as a new chapter for fighting against human rights.
Democracy ensure the rights of every individual to Freedom of Expression (FoE) and right to voice yes I agree that the Madeshi Morach were using force and we hugely condemn that but does that quantify the state to leave its value of Human rights and fire guns to its own citizen against all odds of killing them. The state should first obey its rule if it doesn't then there will be no rule of law.
We have to understand one thing for sure the state is there to protect our rights and values.
Where is this democracy leading us ? what sort of society are we creating
Are we creating a society where minorities have no right to protest ?
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