Human rights award for Acharya
Added At: 2011-08-02 12:07 AM
Last Updated At: 2011-08-02 12:07 AM
HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) today honoured Ghana Shyam Acharya with Prakash Human Rights Award for his contribution to human rights in Rolpa.
Former Speaker and senior advocate Daman Nath Dhungana bestowed the award on Acharya, which carries a purse of Rs 50,000, a letter of appreciation and a plaque of INSEC.
Speaking at the programme, Dhungana said that if the Constituent Assembly could not draft a new constitution within the stipulated time, they should work for consensus to amend the interim constitution.
He said, “When a party is outside the government, they give big talk on ensuring human rights but when they are part of the government, they forget all their promises. Only accountable government can ensure human rights,” he added. Gauri Pradhan, member of the National Human Rights Commission, said they had already forwarded 5,000 cases of rights violations to the government, but in vain. He added, “Peace is possible only after human rights violators are punished.”