UN OHCHR urges for peaceful solution to current violence in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Aug. 25 (Xinhua)– The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has expressed concern over the political violence ongoing in Nepal and has urged for dialogue.

Issuing a press release on Tuesday, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urged the political leaders and protesters to sit down together to find a peaceful solution to the current situation before the rising violence spirals out of control.

“We urge the government of Nepal to create a climate where minority or dissenting views or beliefs are respected, and security forces only employ force as a last resort and in full accordance with the standards laid out under international law for maintaining public order”, the press release stated.

It further urges the irate protestors not to pursue violent confrontations with the security services.

The statement came after the brutal death of seven police personnel by irate protesters in far western Nepal on Monday. The protesters had also killed a two-year old son of a police officer.

Meanwhile, OHCHR has also welcomed the call of the Nepal National Human Rights Commission for an independent, thorough and impartial investigation into deaths and injuries on Monday’s incident. Enditem


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