Govt taking steps for protection of human rights
Action Plan for Human Rights is being implemented with particular focus on marginalized groups.
Government has taken a number of steps for the protection of human rights in the country.
According to official sources, Action Plan for Human Rights approved by the Prime Minister last year is being implemented with particular focus on protection of rights of women, children minorities and marginalized groups.
The Action Plan provides monitoring mechanism in order to ensure the protection of human rights in the country.
The Government has also established an empowered Commission on Human Rights to take action against any human rights violations.
Similarly, National Institute of Human Rights has been set up for free legal aid to the victims of human rights violations. A helpline 1099 has also been launched for legal advice and addressing the grievances of victims.