Poornima Vrata/International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances | Hamro Patro

ब्लग - साहित्य / चाडपर्व तथा दिन विशेष सामग्रीहरू

Poornima Vrata/International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Last day of Shukla Paksha
The last day of Shukla Paksha is the full moon day. On this tithi, the moon is the brightest and magnificent. It is believed that fasting on this day brings immense lunar grace to health, prosperity, and peace. On the full moon day, Lord Shiva and Vishnu are especially worshiped. Special worship to Lord Vishnu is done in the form of Satya Narayan Puja. Satya Narayan Puja is usually performed whenever possible, although the fruits of this puja performed on the day of the full moon are very abundant.

From a scientific point of view
From a scientific point of view, it is said that gravity will have a great effect on the earth on the day of the full moon and self-purification will be done by fasting on this day and remembering the name of God. By fasting on this day, the metabolic process will be strengthened, gastric problems will be solved and positive energy will increase in the body.

This day is fasted from sunrise in the morning to moonrise in the evening. Some people observe this fast without drinking water, while others observe this fast by eating only one meal and eating no salt (alino) food. In the evening, after the moonrise, the fast ends with the sighting of the moon. Happy Purnima to everyone this year.

Let there be an end to the flood and landslide, let there be the protection of both religion and the followers of religion.

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

On December 21, 2010, the United Nations General Assembly officially proclaimed August 30 as the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. The UN General Assembly on December 21 expressed its deep concern about the increase in enforced or involuntary disappearances across the world.

More than a human rights violation against an individual
Enforced disappearance has frequently been used as a strategy to spread terror within society. The feeling of insecurity generated by this practice is not limited to the close relatives of the disappeared but also affects their communities and society as a whole.

Enforced disappearance has become a global problem and is not restricted to a specific region of the world. Once largely the product of military dictatorships, enforced disappearances can nowadays be perpetrated in complex situations of internal conflict, especially as a means of political repression of opponents. Of particular concern are:
the ongoing harassment of human rights defenders, relatives of victims, witnesses, and legal counsel dealing with cases of enforced disappearance;
the use by States of counter-terrorist activities as an excuse for breaching their obligations; and the still widespread impunity for enforced disappearance.

Special attention must also be paid to specific groups of especially vulnerable people, like children and people with disabilities.
Hundreds of thousands of people have vanished during conflicts or periods of repression in at least 85 countries around the world.

Transitional justice in Nepal
In Nepal, during the period of conflict, there is a disturbing fact that thousands of individuals have been rendered missing over the course of a decade or so. However, it is incredibly saddening that even after nearly two decades of the cessation of the conflict, the establishment of justice seems almost unattainable. Internationally, human rights organizations such as Amnesty International, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the International Committee of the Red Cross have been conducting global campaigns to pressure the government and insurgents alike, shedding light on individuals missing due to armed conflict in Nepal.

In Nepal, during the past decade-long armed conflict between the security forces and the Maoists, a significant number of citizens suffered grievously. Even after the conclusion of the prolonged period of armed conflict and the subsequent peace agreement, many individuals who had suffered harm from both the state and the insurgent side have not yet been able to establish contact. The commissions established for transitional justice also progressed sluggishly and were influenced by political interests, resulting in delayed justice for those affected. There is a pressing need to ensure a renewed distribution of justice for the victims of violence and injustice in Nepal.

The Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances has recorded that during the course of the armed conflict, a total of 31,014 individuals have been reported as missing, who were victims of enforced disappearance, from both the state and the former insurgent side. The wait for justice is shared by all, and heartfelt best wishes for a meaningful resolution.

Suyog Dhakal

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