Catholic church is “best” in protecting human rights in Nepal

July 24, 2014 by  
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NepalNepal, July 23, 2014: The Catholic Church and Catholic organisations are the safest and most respectable groups in Nepal in the field of human rights, this according to activists and representatives of various religions who spoke to AsiaNews, responding to accusations – in other parts of the world – of abuse by some priests.

“In our country there are many cases of human rights violations, but none involves Catholics or their institutions,” activist and National Human Rights Commission member Subodh Pyakurel told AsiaNews. “Indeed, according to our data they are the most reliable for children and women.”

“We cannot speak for priests in other countries,” said Biswanath Upadhya, former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission and former president of the Supreme Court, “but those who work with us are a model for Nepali society.”

“We believe in the good seeds planted by Christians,” said Nazrul Hussein, Muslim representative on the Interreligious Council of Nepal. “As minorities we work together and Catholics are the best in promoting the human rights of children and women.”

– asianews

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