Political parties urged to be sensitive on issues of LGBTIQ community

KATHMANDU: The political parties have been urged to be more sensitive regarding the issues of the sexual and gender minority community.

Speakers at a programme organised by the Blue Diamond Society here on Tuesday complained that the LGBTIQ people have been deprived of their fundamental rights due to the delay in making the laws.

Lawmaker and Rastriya Swatantra Party leader Sobita Gautam called on all the political parties to be sensitive for providing the civil rights stipulated in the constitution. She said there should not be politicisation in the Parliament, the law-making body, on the issue of endorsing the bill related to gender inclusion.

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) member Lily Thapa stressed on ending all forms of discrimination for ensuring social justice, equality and human rights in society.

Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens, Ramhari Gaire informed the programme that the Ministry has recognized its responsibility for making laws and was working to that end by formulating the annual action plan.

Society president Pinky Gurung complained that the state was not serious regarding implementation of laws drafted for the identity and rights of the LGBTIQ community.

 

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