Quake victims still in problem: NHRC

Posted on: June 19, 2016 | views: 305

The National Human Rights Commission has expressed concern over the failure to ensure basic human rights to earthquake survivors even one year after the disaster.

A high-level team under the leadership of NHRC member Govinda Poudyal recently carried out monitoring of Gorkha, Dhading, Nuwakot and Rasuwa district and found that even basic human rights of the quake survivors were at risk.

Issuing a press release today, the NHRC said that survivors in all the quake-affected districts have been facing problems while some victim families in Gorkha have not received the Rs 15,000 provided by the government.  
The NHRC also requested to coordinate among bodies concerned to provide grant assistance in an easy and smooth manner.

Kin of Lalitpur gas explosion victims submit memo, demand compensation

The families of those killed in a cooking gas explosion in May 20 at Gaugal in Lalitpur Sub Metropolitan City-19 submitted a memorandum to the Minister for Commerce and Supplies Ganesh Man Pun, demanding compensation today.

Suresh Tamrakar, Dhruba Tamrakar and Rahesh Tamrakar were killed when a cooking gas of HP Company exploded. They were working at a copper and silver company in the capacity of craftsmen when the incident occurred.

The memo demands an increment in the compensation amount to be given to the bereaved families for the damage of properties to Rs 5 million from the existing Rs 1.5 million.

Likewise, the demand said that the license of the concerned cooking gas company should be scrapped.

In response, the Minister said that the government was concerned with the demands of the victim families and that the process would be initiated to compensate the victim and take action against the guilty.

He also pledged the Ministry would deploy a team including experts to examine the quality of liquefied petroleum gas for further investigation into the case.