Call for attention to consumers' interest

07/21/2019

Birendranagar, July 21: Stakeholders have stressed on the need to draft laws relating to consumer protection considering the interest of the consumers. As consumer rights also entail fundamental human rights, sensitivity needs to be observed while developing the laws, they said. Speaking at a discussion on the Bill designed to protect consumer rights, 2075 tabled in Karnali State Assembly, they said that the laws should be consumer-friendly. The programme was organised by Karnali Foundation with support of the UNDP. On the occasion, senior advocate Narayan Ghimire said attention should be paid to the interest of the consumers while drafting the State laws while they should also not contradict with the federal law. He also pointed out to the complex definition of terms in the draft. Ghimire said that the preamble of the draft should also make it clear the constitutional source that delegates the right to the State government to draft an Act. MP and Social Development Committee Coordinator Raju Guindel said that the Act would be finalized only after extensive deliberations on the draft. MP Bindaman Bista said Karnali that has always suffered from hunger has never seen anyone raising consumers' rights. Other speakers including MPs Padma Khadka, Amrita Shahi, Mina Singh Rakhal and Devi Woli praised the effort made to hold deliberations on the draft while drawing attention towards ensuring the interests of the consumers in it. RSS

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