Citizenship victims rage, warn against state indifference to their cause

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September 23, Kathmandu- Citizenship has become a pressing issue in Nepal after the federal parliament failed to pass the Bill to Amend Nepal Citizenship Act (2006), which was expected to address citizenship problems. The citizens who have been denied citizenship documents by…

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Panopticons, Plethora of Bills Curbing Expression, and Dictatorial Paranoia in Nepal

Panopticons, Plethora of Bills Curbing Expression, and Dictatorial Paranoia in Nepal

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June 04- As one concerned with an individual’s freedom of conscience and expression, I have profound concern regarding the numerous ways Nepal as a state seems to be curbing fundamental rights of freedom in the long run- not only because of an…

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Fragile States Index 2020: Where does Nepal stand?

Fragile States Index 2020: Where does Nepal stand?

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May 04-  Nasala Maharjan Background Fragile States Index, formerly known as the Failed States Index, is an annual ranking of 178 countries based on various events surrounding the social, economic, and political pressures that each country faces. The fragility index measures the…

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Police used excessive force against civil society members and human rights activists

Police used excessive force against civil society members and human rights activists

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January28- ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAM Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-002-2021 January 26, 2021 Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is bringing to your attention a disturbing incident where the Nepal Police used excessive force against people. Water cannons…

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Why are landslides so deadly in Nepal?

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Sept 14- Despite having the highest fatality rate in the world relative to population, Nepal’s authorities have failed to face up to landslide risks, with haphazard road building and climate change making things worse -Ramesh Bhushal, September 14, 2020 Basanta Raj Adhikari,…

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