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Blind people call for secret voting rights (kp 16/11/2017)

Free press for development: Government should remove obstacles that prevent people from exercising their right to information, by Meera Rajbhandari Amatya (kp 13/10/2017)

etired ‘living goddess’ starts school (kp 10/10/2017)

MoGA warns civil servants against contesting polls (ht 10/10/2017) [To prevent members of special vocational groups from candidating in elections is a grave violation of equal fundamental rights!]

Ten years on, displaced families still struggling for permanent shelter, by Amar Khadka (rep 07/10/2017)

Sons, daughters to have equal rights in parental property: Will system dropped from final bill, by Ram Kumar Kamat (kp 26/09/2017), Sweeping reforms: The Will System which was passed at the Legislation Committee was dropped when the Bills were discussed in the full House of Parliament (ht 27/09/2017)

Criminal Code: Chhaupadi and community, by Mukesh Adhikari (ht 21/09/2017)

From terror to tolerance: Efforts promoting interfaith harmony should be sustained, even as basic human rights should be upheld, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 15/09/2017)

People with disabilities: Access to justice, by Dev Datta Joshi (ht 11/09/2017)

Criminalisation of Chhaupadi: Bajhang women sceptical about effective implementation of law, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 06/09/2017), Saving their honor: While Chhaupadi ban is indeed a major step towards women’s empowerment and emancipation in our highly patriarchal society, it also has many hitherto ignored ramifications, by Basant Kumar Chaudhary (rep 06/09/2017), Chhaupadi tradition: Uneducated belief, by Usha Maharjan Wall (ht 08/09/2017) [And why is it practised by people who pretend to be educated as well, especially in Western and Far Western Nepal?]

Reconceiving the second sex: Nepal must protect reproductive health rights of women with disabilities, by Dev Datta Joshi (kp 05/09/2017)

Right to vote: Ensure accessible polling booths so that persons with disabilities are not disenfranchised, by Pragya Lamsal (kp 01/09/2017)

Old beliefs die hard: The stigma surrounding menstruation should be effectively challenged, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 27/08/2017)

Interim order against IoE, TU (ht 22/08/2017) [continued discrimination on the basis of gender and citizenship!]

Barrier to gender equality: Eliminating citizenship discrimination in Nepal is essential, by Wendy Yu (kp 20/08/2017)

New law criminalises Chhaupadi custom (kp 10/08/2017), Ending bad blood: Criminalising the practice of Chhaupadi is a milestone in Nepali women’s fight against patriarchy, by Supriya Gurung (kp 11/08/2017), Ending chhaupadi system: Comprehensive approach required, by Valerie Julliand, Giulia Vallese annd Wenny Kusuma (ht 18/08/2017), Women’s issues: Laws to correct them, by Bijen Jonchhe (ht 23/08/2017), Chhaupadi in Jumla: Even health workers live in shed during menstruation, by DB Buda (rep 23/08/2017)

Denial of citizenship top complaint at home ministry (ht 06/08/2017)

Denying summit certificates an insult to Sherpas, says Norbu Tenzing Norgay, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 20/07/2017)

NHRC concern over girl’s death in road flood (kp 18/07/2017)

60 percent people in Karnali unaware of Chhaupadi ban: Report (kp 18/07/2017) [And govt and administration do nothing to implement it!], National disgrace: A clean or dirty shed is not the issue, the issue is women’s dignity and human rights, by Radha Paudel (kp 18/07/2017)

Human right to water: Revitalising Kathmandu’s ancient water system can address issues of water insecurity, vulnerability to disasters and loss of cultural heritage, by Olivia Molden, Nicholas Griffin and Prakash Mani Sharma (kp 14/07/2017)

Chhaupadi: A heavy burden, by Arun Bam (rep 14/07/2017)

Chhaupadi: A tradition that continues to claim women's live, by Govinda KC (rep 09/07/2017)

Curtailment of RTI unacceptable, says CIC Baskota (ht 08/07/2017)

Call to ensure citizens’ right to information (ht 03/07/2017)

Dalit beaten for entering temple (kp 29/06/2017)

It’s not right: Historically the security forces in Nepal have used force, threats and torture to control the population, by Praveen Kumar Yadav (rep 26/06/2017)

War on words: Branding feminists as terrorists may be libellous because ‘terrorist’ is a highly politicised term, by Archana Thapa (kp 23/06/2017)

Call for strengthening citizens’ right to information (ht 21/06/2017)

Forgotten schools: Classes cannot be conducted during the rains or on particularly hot or cold days, by Vikash Raj Satyal (rep 20/06/2017)

Police detain 2 Kanchanpur journos (kp 18/06/2017), Journalists held over news report (ht 18/06/2017)

Badi women continue to be deprived of citizenship, by Anita Shrestha (ht 01/06/2017)

SC orders citizenship through mother for Gurung sisters, by Anjali Subedi (rep 23/05/2017)

Happy family, happy world: Children and the elderly first, this is the message of International Day of Families, by Angur Baba Joshi (kp 14/05/2017)

Raute demand voting rights, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 13/05/2017)

4.4 million school textbooks yet to be printed (rep 12/05/2017)

Over 25,000 children in Kailali out of school (ht 10/05/2017)

‘Nepali media still under threat, remains unsecure’: Impunity for crimes against journalists a big concern, says a newly launched IFJ report (kp 04/05/2017) [see IFJ report, Nepal on pp. 72-77], 70 cases of press freedom violation in a year: FNJ (rep 04/05/2017)

Many Nepali women deprived of reproductive rights (ht 02/05/2017)

Nepal: Two years on, the government continues to fail marginalised earthquake survivors (Amnesty International 25/04/2017) [see full reports "What I want is the government to help" and "Building Inequality"]

Right to Education, by Pawan Timilsina (ht 23/04/2017)

Nuwakot DAO denies 3 siblings citizenships in mother’s name (kp 06/04/2017)

Kids sans birth certificate deprived of education (ht 06/04/2017)

Most women unaware of reservations, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 04/04/2017)

Amendment needed to secure women’s rights: Activists (ht 21/03/2017)

Khadka addresses UN’s CSW session (kp 17/03/2017) [??]

Consumer protection act: Govt aims to force traders to buy back or replace faulty goods (kp 11/03/2017), Know your rights: Consumers can claim compensation for damages caused by bad products or services, by Kahar Singh Khadka (kp 15/03/2017), Are we getting what we deserve?, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 15/03/2017), Lax market monitoring laws causing chaos: The new constitution has enshrined access to quality products as one of the rights of consumers (kp 16/03/2017)

Gender Equality In Nepal, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 11/03/2017)

Stateless daughters: Every Nepali mother must be allowed to get Nepali citizenship as easily as a man, without if’s and but’s, by Deepti Gurung (nt 10/03/2017)

3 years on, society yet to accept Maoist leader who married a Dalit girl, by Ram Hari Gajurel (rep 08/03/2017)

From safe motherhood to safe womanhood: Nepali women deserve to be recognised as complete human beings and equal citizens, not just as mothers, by Poonam Thapa (kp 07/03/2017)

Chhaupadi tradition: Women’s monthly exile continues (kp 05/03/2017)

Devoid of aid, Badi women continue sex trade (ht 05/03/2017)

KUKL refuses to respond to RTI petition (rep 02/03/2017)

Experts call for revising torture bill (rep 28/02/2017)

Newborns battle to survive in sheds, by Prakash Singh (ht 23/02/2017)

Decades of apathy results in landlessness (ht 23/02/2017)

Focus On Informed Citizenry, by P. Kharel (rn 13/02/2017)

Teenager wins court case on citizenship in mother’s name, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 11/02/2017)

District court permission must for accessing phone call, SMS details (rep 08/02/2017)

Toilets off-limits to menstruating females in Bajhang, by Jagat Khadka (rep 08/02/2017)

Civil Code Bill draws flak from rights advocates: Rights activists say the  bill introduced to replace Muluki Ain has denied even those rights that women had enjoyed earlier (kp 06/02/2017), A regressive step: The new Civil Code Bill will roll back the historic gains in property rights for Nepali women, by Subin Mulmni (kp 09/02/2017)

Nepali workers abroad still unable to vote, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 04/02/2017)

Periods of banishment: Women in western Nepal are starting to refuse to be thrown out of the house once a month, by Subeksha Poudel (nt 03/02/2017)

Unequal by law: The constitution needs to be amended so that  people of all genders can receive equal treatment, by Sanjay Sharma and Tingyi Yang (kp 27/01/2017)

From hut to putt: Story of Pratima Sherpa, Nepal’s first female golf star (ht 27/01/2017) [But the state denies her Nepali citizenship!!]

Govt unlikely to meet water supply target (ht 14/01/2017)

Officials fined for denying information (ht 07/01/2017)

Visually impaired unable to open bank accounts in Pokhara, by Bharat Koirala (ht 18/12/2016)

Two-day Training of trainers on Right to Information begins (ht 17/12/2016)

Manang schools shut for three months (ht 17/12/2016)

Lack of rights in land ownership blamed for violence against women (ht 11/12/2016)

Female staff at health ministry allege discrimination, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 10/12/2016)

Divorced women may not get property share in new Code, by Ashok Dahal (rep 07/12/2016), Mindset needs to change: There are numerous obstacles to inclusive education for children with disabilities; Disabled people are often subjected to inhuman treatment and are largely perceived as requiring charity as opposed to rights, by Devdatta Joshi (kp 07/12/2016)

Chepangs sans citizenship, by Pratap Bista (kp 04/12/2016)

Reform begins at home: Behavioural changes are needed to remove the stigma associated with menstruation (kp 02/12/2016)

Breaking Information Monopoly: Key To Democratic Governance, by Mukti Rijal (rn 10/11/2016)

Toil and trouble: Labour Act deprives domestic workers of basic labour rights that all other workers enjoy, at least at policy level, by Tara Kanel (kp 02/10/2016)

Most people unaware of right to information, says Justice Malla (ht 29/09/2016)

Proposed provision could further ‘limit women’s citizenship right’, by Dewan Rai (kp 26/09/2016)

Radio Dhading building razed, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 24/09/2016), ACORAB inspects Radio Dhading building (kp 25/09/2016), Radio Dhading resumes service, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 26/09/2016), Radio Dhading resumes work from demolished building (ht 26/09/2016)

Open Singha Durbar: How can Nepal, which has enacted RTI Act, deny its citizens access to the office of their representatives?, by Yek Raj Pathak (rep 30/08/2016)

Clear provision to ensure freedom of expression on internet sought, by Shraddha Amatya (rep 03/08/2016)

NIC seeks development partners’ support for implementing RTI (ht 02/08/2016)

Most citizens unaware of RTI, says NIC Chief Baskota (ht 23/07/2016)

Freedoms And Rights: Citizens Need To Exercise Them Diligently, by Mukti Rijal (kp 14/07/2016)

Stigma-free life is what we want: Survivors (kp 10/07/2016)

Still in the Middle Ages: Torture has yet to be criminalised and it is seen as a legitimate method of investigation, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp 05/07/2016)

Rana vows to implement gender rights in Nepal (kp 29/06/2016)

Some men never changeTop male politicians are trying to undo the rights given to women by the constitution, by Asmita Verma (kp 24/06/2016)

Bid to restrain online media draws flak (kp 20/06/2016), Pressing the freedom: New online media directive could seriously endanger press freedom (kp 20/06/2016), Govt forms team to review online media directive: Govt agrees to form review team after journalists flay the clauses contradicting the constitution (kp 22/06/2016)

The information era: Govt needs to facilitate more citizens’ access to mobile devices and internet (kp 15/06/2016)

Wives may not get partition share of hubby’s property, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 12/06/2016) [??], Idea of injustice (ht 13/06/2016)

Equal but unequal: Prez Bhandari, Speaker Magar should clearly state support for women’s citizenship rights (kp 31/05/2016)

Onsari wary of citizenship concerns (kp 30/05/2016)

Govt fails to enforce law to ensure urgent service: In violation of Essential Services Act, transport entrepreneurs go on a strike to protest hike in traffic rule violation fines, by Manish Gautam (kp 27/05/2016)

Badi women demand security, by Kamal Panthi (kp 25/05/2016)

Right to a fair trial: No compromise, by Roshan Kumar Jha (ht 25/05/2016)

Free the speech: We the citizens have to make sure laws of Nepal do not end up like draconian laws of totalitarian states like North Korea and Syria, by Bimal Pratap Shah (rep 18/05/2016)

Chepangs denied basic rights just because they lack documents, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (rep 12/05/2016)

Youth demand easy access to Singha Durbar (ht 07/05/2016), NIC fiat to open Singha Durbar to public (ht 17/05/2016) [!!]

Speak your mind: Hallmark of a democracy should be the ease with which it allows proliferation of ideas, however unpalatable, by Pranaya SJB Rana (kp 04/05/2016), Canadian man asked to leave Nepal in 2 days (kp 04/05/2016), Canadian ordered to leave Nepal over tweets (ht 04/05/2016), No one can curb press freedom, says Prez (kp 04/05/2016) [???], SC summons both parties (kp 10/05/2016), SC refuses stay order in Penner case (kp 23/05/2016)

Citizenship after gender reassignment: Sex change puts MoHA in sort of a fix, by Manish Gautam (kp 03/05/2016)

Not so free: Although Nepal recognises the right to information, journalists are not able to investigate issues properly, by Laxman Datt Pant (kp 03/05/2016)

LGBTI people Are ‘silent sufferers’ (kp 03/05/2016)

Curbs on press freedom: Constitution drafters seriously misunderstood idea of press freedom, which differs from right to communication, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 25/04/2016)

Teenager leaves home to escape ‘forced marriage’, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 07/04/2016)

Deprived of a childhood, by Ayushma Basnyat (rep 01/04/2016)

Mentally-ill youth shackled for three years (ht 26/03/2016)

Dating couples in public places face music, by Isha Pandey (rep 22/03/2016)

Mingma receives citizenship after her mother’s name, by Aash Gurung (kp 21/03/2016) [Even though this should be taken for granted it still sounds like a sensation in patriarchal Nepal!]

House panel asks TRC not to bring disputes out in media, by Nabin Khatiwata (rep 27/02/2016) [The people have a right to information on institutions nominated by political parties!!]

Miles to go: Nepal must bring policies to eliminate gender disparities in our workplaces, by Anta Yadav (rep 24/02/2016)

LGBTI community asks govt to honour its rights (kp 16/02/2016)

Citizenship eased for foreign wives of Nepalis (ht 09/02/2016) [And why are foreign wives and foreign husbands treated differently? This is in violation of article 18 of the new constitution as well as against international fundamental human rights!!]

NIC submits annual report to PM Oli: Says it settled 98.45 per cent of appeals filed in fiscal year 2015-16 (ht 08/02/2016)

Cops in Kabadi Bazaar complain of pay discrimination (ht 31/01/2016)

Teen with disability rescued from barn (ht 28/01/2016)

Humla women giving birth in cowsheds, by Prakash Singh (ht 27/01/2016)

CEDAW: Govt runs six months past report submission deadline (kp 19/01/2016), Sixth shadow report to be presented to CEDAW committee (ht 19/01/2016)

Project repeats Chhaupadi eradication campaign, by Govinda KC (rep 18/01/2018)

Will ensure citizenship through mother: Basnet, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 16/01/2016), Fresh circular for DAOs on citizenship in mother’s name (ht 16/01/2016)

Citizenship provision leaves out street kids (kp 09/01/2016)

4.6m Nepalis without citizenship, report claims (kp 30/12/2015)

Women rights groups, FNJ censure Janaki Temple incident (kp 21/12/2015)

Ensuring gender equality: Implementing policies a huge challenge: Study (kp 16/12/2015)

Anti-dowry bill awaits approval (kp 09/11/2015)

Early marriage taking toll on youths' health, future, by Janak KC (rep 20/10/2015)

Right to read: The new government should facilitate the access of visually impaired people to published works, by Pratyush Nath Upreti and Asmita Dhital (kp 18/10/2015)

The right to have rights: The new Constitution lays bare misogynistic and patriarchal psyches that usually hide behind nationalism, by Sangita Thebe Limbu (nt 16/10/2015)

FAO hails right to food provision in new statute (ht 02/10/2015)

Law impedes progress of women: Report (kp 26/09/2015)

SSFN demands Sherpa’s release (kp 04/09/2015) [Arrested for criticising a minister?]

War on the web: The recent spate of inflammatory posts in the aftermath of the Tikapur killings point to an urgent need for social media laws, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 04/09/2015)

War on the web: The recent spate of inflammatory posts in the aftermath of the Tikapur killings point to an urgent need for social media laws, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 04/09/2015)

Citizenship through mother: Rights activists begin hunger strike (kp 03/09/2015)

Open up: Quick response to information requests and active disclosure of information are important to build an informed citizenry, by Anirudra Neupane (rep 02/09/2015)

Civil and Criminal Codes to rid Jari (kp 12/08/2015)

Foes of freedom: The draft constitution denies people the freedom to choose and change their religion, by Saral Shrestha (kp 11/08/2015)

Citizenship issue: Debate for ‘or’ provision still ‘unresolved’ (kp 10/08/2015)

Second RTI National Convention concludes (ht 09/08/2015)

Ex-trafficking victims demand citizenship right: A study says not being able to pass on citizenship to their children is one of the biggest troubles faced by trafficking survivors (kp 04/08/2015)

Rights groups laud Witchcraft Act, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 01/08/2015)

Scaling up nutrition: All people have a right to food and good nutrition. Participatory and inclusive approach to improve nutrition is a must, by Jhabindra Bhandari (rep 01/08/2015)

FNJ for ‘complete press freedom’ in new constitution (ht 13/07/2015)

Writ filed for guaranteeing right to die (ht 10/07/2015)

Govt plans to keep tabs on media draw flak (kp 09/07/2015)

Disaster-hit people: Right to live with dignity, by Amrit Prasad Sharma (ht 08/07/2015)

Press for freedom: Draft provisions that subtly allow govt greater powers should be removed (kp 06/07/2015)

Time to Act: We need to learn from India where the RTI Act emerged as a powerful tool to promote transparency and hold those in power accountable, by Shristi Joshi (rep 02/07/2015)

Citizenship through mother: Youth activists protest ‘regressive’ provision (kp 27/06/2015)

Citizenship from either of Nepali parents: Agreement to replace ‘and’ conjunction with ‘or’, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 11/06/2015), Hopes raised by new provision dampened: The ‘and’ clause on citizenship remains despite claims to the contrary, say rights activists, by Dewan Rai (kp 13/06/2015) [Long live the exclusive state dominated by male Bahuns whose thinking is deeply rooted in archaic Hindu traditions!!], Citizenship issue: Civil society concerned over PDCC report (kp 14/06/2015), CDC sub-panel settles citizenship issue, by Prakash Acharya (ht 17/06/2015) [The male Bahun overlords as based on their traditional Hindu thinking have decided that women will remain second or third class citizens under the new constitution, subordinate to male persons! This issue is symbolic for what can be expected from the consequences of the 16-point-agreement!!]

CDC to include chapter on RTI for ninth graders, by Kokila KC (ht 30/05/2015)

Conspiracy of silence: It is high time we began questioning, debating, and discussing menstrual taboos more publicly, by Mona Shrestha Adhikari (kp 28/05/2015)

CK Raut arrested again (kp 27/05/2015) [government once again not interested in court decisions!!]

Banke DAO told to grant woman citizenship through mother’s name, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 21/04/2015)

Govt urged to Ensure rights of consumers (kp 19/04/2015)

Access To Information For Development, by Karna B. Nepali (rn 11/04/2015)

Millions of Nepalis to be without citizenship: Study; The number will go down if the clause is changed to ‘Father or Mother’ from ‘Father and Mother’ (ht 3ß/03/2015)

MPs committed to ‘or’ provision for citizenship (kp 27/03/2015)

Daughters as traitors: By doing away with the ‘or’ provision on citizenship, the state is seeking to institute gender bias as a national policy, by Anjita Parajuli (kp 17/03/2015)

Ensure consumers’ rights, NHRC to govt (ht 16/03/2015), Making a mockery of consumer rights, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 20/03/2015)

Waiting for an epitaph: Today’s woman is freer than her mother or grandmother, but her freedom is still circumscribed, by Vishwendra Paswan and Shakun Sherchand (kp 13/03/2015)

Enhance access to info: House panel, by Prakash Acharya (ht 10/03/2015)

Long road: Ensuring women's rights is part of the overall effort needed to make our societies more just and inclusive, by Kirsten Geelan, Kjell Tormod Pettersen and Asko Luukkainen (rep 07/03/2015)

Continued struggle for women rights, say leaders (kp 02/03/2015)

Masculinist logic: The proposed ‘and’ provision in granting citizenship insults autonomy of adult subjects who are rightful residents of Nepal, by Archana Thapa (kp 27/02/2015)

Disabled kept in wooden box for past two decades, by Shankar Acharya (kp 26/02/2015)

Justice eludes women even after favourable court ruling, by Durga Lal KC (kp 12/02/2015)

‘And’ provision on citizenship out of the CA questionnaire, by Weena Pun (kp 06/02/2015), 'And' provision in citizenship: Not a ‘dispute’, clause out of question, by Weena Pun (kp 09/02/2015), Conjunction conundrum: Now that the opposition has agreed to the ‘or’ provision on citizenship, it is up to the ruling parties to follow through, by Subin Mulmi (kp 10/02/2015)

Fair game? Many argue that free speech is "not-negotiable" but then they are also unwillinmg to "negotiate" when it comes of preserving their own values, by Shyam Sharma (rep 04/02/2015)

Court orders Banke CDO to grant citizenship through mother’s name: CDOs in many districts refuse to grant citizenship through mother’s name on grounds that the father could be a foreign national (kp 29/01/2015) [What about not granting citizenship through father's name because the mother could be a foreign national????]

Experts stress on right to info (ht 27/01/2015)

Nationality card through mother: Apex court verdict helps siblings get citizenship (kp 26/01/2015)

Youth groups campaign for citizenship through mother (kp 20/01/2015)

New Bill seeks to end culture of torture (ht 17/01/2015)

Citizenship through mother: 2000 signatures submitted to CA chair, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 09/01/2015), Demand to make citizenship accessible (ht 12/01/201), SC favors citizenship through mother, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 12/01/2015), Citizenship by descent: Leaders pledge to empower mother (kp 13/01/2015), CA fails to endorse proposal for citizenship through mother (rep 13/01/2015), UML blocks proposal to issue citizenship through mothers, by Weena Pun (kp 14/01/2015)

Old state: Women and citizenship (rep 27/12/2014)

‘Divorced’ Muslim women lack access to justice, by Rabindra Upreti (kp 22/12/2014)

Citizens sans a state, by Weena Pun (kp 20/12/2014), 13 citizenships in mum’s name in Banke last FY: No person in the district has been able to obtain citizenships through their mother’s name in the running fiscal year (kp 21/12/2014), Citizenship issue: Wordings add to woes of children of single mothers, by Weena Pun (kp 23/12/2014), Name of the mother: A broadbased coalition could help in the fight against discriminatory citizenship provisions (kp 23/12/2014), March for citizenship through mother, by Weena Pun (kp 25/12/2014), Youth activists for citizenship also through mother's name (rep 25/12/2014)

Only half free: Freedom of expression can’t be selective, it includes the freedom to speak about changing one’s religion, by Damakant Jayshi (nt 19/12/2014)

Citizenship from mother: DPM Gautam wavering on his promise, by Weena Pun (kp 19/12/2014) [Citizenship from mother is a fundamental right and does not depend on the favour of any minister!!]

Student detained for demanding info from govt office (kp 11/12/2014)

Daughters to get equal share of parental property, by Weena Pun (kp 24/11/2014), Inherited wealth: Lawmakers must ensure equal rights to property for women in new Civil Code (kp 25/11/2014)

Papers please: Denial of citizenship to legitimate citizens is a travesty of all achievements of all popular Nepali movements, by Deepak Thapa (kp 20/11/2014)

Bill prohibits marriage if serious illness hidden: In such cases, aggrieved party can seek annulment (ht 16/11/2014) [In part, these plans mean grave violations of fundamental human rights!!!]

In Bajura village, marriages are fixed even before birth (ht 16/11/2014)

Citizenship by descent issued in mother’s name (ht 11/11/2014) [Nepal will only be an inclusive state when such news are not sensational but normal routine!!], Campaign for citizenship through mother's name (rep 14/11/2014), Youth groups launch campaign for citizenship in mother’s name (kp 16/11/2014), Campaign for citizenship rights (ht 16/11/2014)

Inconvenient truths: Let’s not leave out the guarantee of freedom of expression from the preamble of our new constitution, by Damakant Jayshi (nt 31/10/2014)

Youths face threat of becoming stateless: Deprived of citizenship, future looks bleak for many young boys and girls (ht 23/10/2014)

Bajura yet to rid itself of Chhaupadi tradition: New trail built for menstruating women (ht 22/10/2014)

Rights of accused a priority, say police: Cops to make public detainees with their faces covered (ht 20/10/2014)

Talking about gender: Most men still do not recognise that gender inequality negatively affects them too, by Nerine Guinée (kp 14/10/2014)

Voice from slum: Well-to-do people need to realize that slum dwellers also have rights to basic facilities including right to survive in city, by Nirjana Sharma (rep 13/10/2014)

Born of woman: A refusal to allow citizenship through the mother implies a fundamental mistrust in the women of this country, by Pranaya SJB Rana (kp 12/10/2014) [No future for Nepal as long as the country is under control of conservative minded male machos!!], Ending the cycle of violence: We must work to increase the value of the girl child so that she will be cherished throughout her life, by Tomoo Hozumi (kp 12/10/2014)

International Right to Know Day marked: Though the Right to Information Act was endorsed seven years ago, its implementation remains largely ineffective until this day (kp 29/09/2014)

Discourse and reality: Despite the political rhetoric of women’s empowerment, the state of Nepal’s women remains bleak, by Suresh Pranjali (kp 26/09/2014)

The long fight: Women have been pleading with the law makers to respect their independent identity in citizenship issues, by Avima Upreti (rep 20/09/2014), There is systematic exclusion in the conferral of citizenships, interview with Sapana Pradhan Malla (kp 22/09/2014)

Balancing act: The upcoming contempt of court bill must balance freedom of expression with the legitimate cause of justice, by Prakash A. Raj (kp 14/09/2014)

CA sidelined citizenship issue: Experts, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 08/09/2014), 'New condition' for citizenship thru mother alarms rights activists (rep 08/09/2014), Magar for citizenship in mother’s name (ht 08/09/2014), Some citizens more equal than others: Citizenship rights in Nepal still heavily favours men and keeps large number of citizens stateless, by Damakant Jayshi (nt 12/09/2014), Citizenship, Nepali style: The draft provision on citizenship, currently in the CA fails to regard women as equal citizens, by Subina Shrestha (kp 16/09/2014)

Defining marriage or curbing women’s rights? Activists decry a proposed clause on family law that is against SC ruling, by Weena Pun (kp 06/09/2014) [Nepal is still centuries away from accepting absolute equality of women and men against the law!]

'Citizenship to kids of migrant workers who return pregnant' (rep 30/08/2014) [All children of of Nepali women must have the right to citizenship since men and women are equal! Else, Nepal is not a democratic state!!]

Cyber democracy: Decision on the Abdul Rahman case has set a precedent protecting freedom of speech on the internet, by Pratyush Nath Upreti (kp 24/08/2014)

Right to Information: Media's Role In Implementation, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 23/08/2014)

Call for more efforts to implement RTI (ht 09/08/2014)

Remains of Godar victims to be handed to their families (ht 21/07/2014) [There is no justice with the murderers from the army running free and getting promoted!!]

Nothing but contempt: Under the new draft bill, it would not be possible to write this column, by Binita Dahal (nt 18/07/2014)

Speak out against lapses, but with evidence: Rehaman, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 17/07/2014)

Comment is not free, if you cannot write a line without fearing court may throw you in jail because you were citing its wrongdoings or flawed policies, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 02/07/2014), Critiquing any judge is nocontempt of court: Experts, by Pranab Kharel (kp 05/07/2014), Fair trial for free expression: Judicial precedents should provide a reference for addressing the contempt of court bill in Parliament, by Binod Bhattarai (kp 07/07/2014), Contempt of whom? Unless the Supreme Court protects the freedom of speech, it will fail to uphold its own dignity, by Prakash Bom (kp 08/07/2014), Right to information or fight for information? RTI Act yet to be fully implemented, leaving many people who want to know frustrated, by Basant Sharma (ht 10/07/2014), Respect freedom of expression: EduMin (kp 10/07/2014), Contempt bill draws criticism (kp 10/07/2014), Contempt of court bill: Minister Acharya ‘agrees’ to amend provisions (kp 17/07/2014)

Death in Dolpo: Failure to come up with guidelines on implementation of ILO 169 lies at the root of the Dolpo confrontation, by Deepak Thapa (kp 19/06/2014)

Call for ensuring rights of children of rape victims (ht 02/05/2014)

Compomise without surrender: Continuing freedom of expression is bound to result in something we can call a Nepali Renaissance, by Pramod Mishra (kp 01/05/2014)

16 face action for violating right to information (kp 26/04/2014)

No citizenship through mother: DPM Gautam (rep 24/04/2014) [Male Bahun UML leaders are obviously showing their true face! This man is absolutely diqualified for the process towards an inclusive Nepal and should be dismissed immediately!!], Bamdev's misogyny: Home minister seems to believe a woman is not a complete individual or citizen in herself and that she is always subordinate to a man, by Anjali Subedi (rep 01/05/2014) [He really believes in this! This is typical male Thagadhari thinking that should have no place in a new Nepal! There is no chance for a better Nepal with ministers like Bam Dev Gautam!!]]

Stateless in Nepal, by Mallika Aryal (rep 04/04/2014)

Citizenship through mothers: Yet another success story, by Anjali Subedi (rep 25/03/2014), Unfair laws: Authorities harass women when they demand child's citizenship through their names, by Swechha Ghimire (rep 27/03/2014)

Open up: Citizens have the right to information on the affairs of parliament, government or any other public institution, by Yek Raj Pathak (rep 19/03/2014)

Equal property rights: On paper a woman is eligible to equal share of property; but is it really equal?, by Nitya Pandey (rep 07/03/2014), Macho nationalism: A Nepali man can marry anyone and his child will be Nepali, but if a Nepali woman marries a foreigner her child can be denied citizenship, by Mallika Aryal (nt 07/03/2014), Not just half the sky: Let’s not ‘celebrate’ International Women’s Day on Saturday. Let’s mark it as a day of mourning (nt 07/03/2014)

Reason to fear: I am a part of the society where women are deprived of individual rights and freedoms because of social stereotypes, by Laxmi Oli (rep 05/03/2014)

Promoting RTI Role Of Civil Society Organisations, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 22/02/2014)

How political vacuum undermines right to information, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 06/02/2014), Know your right: The new government must work to remove obstacles for implementing the Right to Information Act, by Vinaya Kasajoo (kp 07/02/2014)

A question of rights: Civil and political rights should be inviolable in the constitution; Economic and social rights should be fulfilled progressively, by Govinda Bhattarai (rep 22/01/2014)

Criminal love: Despite legal recognition for the LGBTI community in Nepal, there are still societal barriers to overcome, by Pratyush Nath Upreti (kp 07/01/2014)

4.3m Nepali people sans citizenship, claims report (kp 02/01/2014)

Press freedom sees some improvement (kp 01/01/2014)

Fight for rights: Equality in marriage is an important step towards ending all legal and public discrimination towards LGBTI community, by Anjita Parajuli (kp 31/12/2013)

Call to protect intellectual property rights (rep 11/12/2013), War of words: Intellectual Property Rights (rep 12/12/2013)

Age-old problems: The rights of senior citizens must be seen and ensured through a human rights perspective, by Sangita Nirola (kp 10/12/2013)

Woman fights against forced divorce, by Shiva Prasad Uprety (ht 01/12/2013)

National information portal launched (nn 01/12/2013) [see corresponding website and its English version]

Civic empowerment must to implement RTI (ht 30/11/2013)

Knowledge is power: In India there have been more than four million applications asking for information; in Nepal there have been no more than a thousand, by Yek Raj Pathak (rep 25/11/2013)

Spot of bother: Menstruation taboos (rep 09/11/2013)

Right to information laws confined to paper in South Asia, say experts (ht 03/11/2013)

Cultural violence: When they are the most in need of nutricious food, care and  hygiene, women are compelled to live like animals, by Ankita K.C. (rep 30/10/2013)

Forced marriage still in practice in Bajura villages, by Arjun Shah (kp 27/10/2013)

Rainbow nation: Legal provisions alone are not enough to ensure dignified lives for LGBTI individuals, by Adity Karki (kp 27/10/2013)

People without a nation: A draft court ruling is attempting to limit citizenship only to those born of a Nepali mother and Nepali father, by Chin Cabrido (kp 18/10/2013)

Right to sight: There are things we can do to bring hope to the world's blind, by Eli Pradhan Ranjitkar (rep 10/10/2013)

Right to information: New strides, by Taranath Dahal and Krishna Sapkota (ht 07/10/2013)

Righting wrongs: Even though health is enshrined in the Interim Constitution as a fundamental right, there are clear violations across the country, by Lhamo Yangchen Sherpa (kp 03/10/2013)

Right to know laws ineffective: UNESCO (ht 29/09/2013)

RTI And Corruption Control, by Dipesh Kumar Ghimire (rn 28/09/2013)

Thought for food: Nepal can provide food security rights to its citizens only through an optimum combination of food rights and food production policies, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 26/09/2013)

Writ Petition Seeks Vote For Nepalis Abroad (rep 26/09/2013)

Life of dignity still a far away dream for Badis of Dipayal, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 16/09/2013)

Right to know: The Right to Information can empower people at the grassroots while promoting accountability and transparency in local bodies, by Chiranjibi Kafle (kp 11/09/2013)

Right To Food, by Pramita Aryal (rn 05/09/2013)

Give Equal Property Right, Not Dowry, by Laxmi Pun (rn 31/08/2013)

Right to choose: Consumer rights, by Barsha Paudel (rep 11/08/2013)

RTI Act ‘insignificant’ to indigenous people (ht 10/08/2013)

Cost of citizenship, by Ishwar Rauniyar (rep 10/08/2013)

Experts call for comprehensive right-to-food law (ht 01/08/2013)

Right to information: Media’s role in implementation, by Pranav Bhattarai (kp 26/07/2013)

Detainees complain of ‘severe torture’ in Banke, by Rajendra Nath (kp 22/07/2013)

Open up: Right to information, by Anirudra Neupane (rep 21/07/2013)

Issue passports to LGBTs: SC to govt (kp 11/06/2013)

Muslim women seek their rights, by Rakesh Chaudhary (rep 31/05/2013)

Right to food: Let’s make it happen, by Ganga Dutta Acharya (ht 28/05/2013)

Achham VDC ditches Chhaupadi practice, by Chitranga Thapa (kp 10/05/2013)

Mother's citizenship still not being accepted (ht 06/05/2013), Mind the gap: Citizenship through mothers, by Avima Upreti (rep 06/05/2013))

Right to self-determination: Confusion and reality, by Namrata Dhungana (ht 06/05/2013))

228 anti-media incidents in past one year (ht 04/05/2013)

Safe to speak: The task is to secure freedom of expression in all media, by Axel Plathe (kp 03/05/2013)

Apex court restricts journos’ movement (kp 01/05/2013), SC bars journos from visiting courtrooms (ht 01/05/2013), Apex court denies journos access to courtroom (kp 03/05/2013), Courtrooms remain shut for journalists (ht 03/05/2013), SC: Not against court access to journalists (kp 04/05/2013) [The separation of powers has ended!!]

Woman denied citizenship certificate (ht 29/04/2013)

Right to information: Prospects and challenges, by Pranav Bhattarai (ht 18/04/2013)

Call to ensure right to information (kp 31/03/2013)

The missing link: Gender equality, by Binod Sijapati (rep 17/03/2013)

Dalits’ hunger strikefor right to water, by Khagendra Awasthi (kp 22/02/2013)

EU funded UNESCO project to encourage people to make use of their Right to Information (nn 21/02/2013)

Freedom denied: Ban on Badhsala, by Alok Pokharel (rep 19/02/2013)

Man seeks citizenship in mother’s name (ht 24/01/2013)

LGBTIs’ citizenship secured (kp 22/01/2013)

Right to squat: Squatting is a complex issue that needs to be considered in its totality rather than applying popular gimmicks, by Suman Khadka (kp 01/01/2013)

The halfway point, by Ayush Joshi (kp 29/12/2012)

Women human rights defenders day: Chhaupadi thrives as women suffer, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 29/11/2012)

Make way, here we come: I pray that they make mobility and accessibility a right for the disabled in new Nepal, by Ananta R. Baidya (kp 29/11/2012)

Maid in Arabia: The age ban on women migrants is not only hurting women but also Nepal’s GDP, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 27/11/2012)

Ransom fails to free abducted youth, by Janak Nepal (kp 04/11/2012)

The international obligation: Focus on guaranteeing citizenship, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 29/10/2012)

Faulty legal provisions render thousands stateless (ht 18/10/2012)

Know it all: The right to information, by Pranav Bhattarai (rep 11/10/2012)

Purification rituals come under fire: Women’s rights activists say the rites discriminate against women (ht 21/09/2012)

By hook or by crook, by Rajesh KC (rep 21/09/2012)

Country fails to protect property rights (ht 20/09/2012)

‘Citizenship law unfair’ (ht 24/08/2012)

Knowing is everything: Five years of RTI in Nepal, by Tanka Aryal (rep 21/08/2012), Nation’s first RTI centre (kp 22/08/2012)

Politics of language, by Lhamo Yangchen Sherpa (rep 18/06/2012)

Stakeholders concerned for withered implementation of RTI (rep 01/06/2012)

Promote ESC Rights, by Raj Kumar Siwakoti (rn 13/05/2012)

Pledge to recognise education as fundamental right (ht 10/05/2012)

Gender balance: Equal rights for women, by Bijan Pant (rep 02/05/2012)

Right To Healthy Environment: Right To Life, by Gyan Basnet (rn 19/04/2012)

Nepal ranks 102nd in Int’l Property Rights Index (nn 29/03/2012)

Right to information: Silent revolution, by Chiranjibi Kafle (rep 14/02/2012)

Right to information: Open up, by Simone Galimberti (rep 26/01/2012), Right to information (kp 30/01/2012), RTI Revision Invites New Trouble, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 01/02/2012), The right to dissent: Public protests are a democratic and human right (kp 31/01/2012), On 2nd stay order, FNJ withdraws stir (kp 02/02/2012), SC stays govt bid to deny access to info (ht 06/02/2012), Pride and prejudice, by Narayan Kandel (rep 08/02/2012)

No citizenship in mom’s name: DAO, by Laxmi Maharjan (ht 20/01/0212)

Open sesame, by Chiranjibi Kafle (rep 15/01/2012)

5 charged with practicing untouchability released (rep 10/01/2012) [?? You are talking about severe thrashing and beating! This is a fundamental crime and not a practice of anything! How can such criminals be released oin bail??]

Vague clauses stymie citizenship via mom's name, by Anjali Subedi (rep 01/01/2012)

New Fronts, Brave Voices: Press Freedom in South Asia 2016-17, by International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), 3 May 2017 [Nepal on pages 72-77]

“Building inequality": The failure of the Nepali government to protect the marginalised in post-earthquake reconstruction efforts (Amnesty International 25/04/2017) "What I want is for the government to help". Nepal: Ensure the right to adequate housing for the marginalised in post-earthquake Nepal (Amnesty International 25/04/2017)

Right to Information Act, 2064 (2007)

Right to Information Rules, 2065 (2009)

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