Senior human rights activist Tek Nath Rizal has recently accused the present Government of Nepal (GoN) of making him hostage in Kathmandu.
In a letter addressed to the Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) on August 30, 66-years-old activist said his movement has been confined to just within Kathmandu as he has been denied of refugee identity card, and travel document.
According to Rizal, who has been diagnosed of chronic diabetes and high blood pressure, he has even not been able to travel to India or abroad for his treatment without identity card and travel document.
Nepal had issued him travel document years back, but his every request to renew the document was denied by a number of governments.
The Rizal’s letter requested the MoHA to understand his ‘pathetic’ conditions, and continue all possible supports for his survival.
According to Rizal, GoN has stopped providing the logistic supports that he had been getting to maintain his daily living in Kathmandu.
Following resettlement of his children in Canada in 2009, activist Rizal and his wife, Kaushila, have been living in Lalitpur for last 12 years.