Every year, the 20th of February is designated as the World Social Justice Day by the United Nations which reflects the significance of social justice for world peace, security, and advancement. The day serves as a platform for raising awareness of social justice issues worldwide and creating a society that is socially integrated. It stands on the principles which shed light on human rights, participation, access and equity.
To abide by the norms of social justice, the Constitution of Nepal has made some provisions related to it. Article 42 of the Constitution is concerned about poor, vulnerable and marginalized groups and inclusivity through employment in state structures, special opportunities in various sectors. Special provisions for the physically impaired are explained by this article. It also discusses the access to agricultural land for peasants. The families of those who sacrificed their lives in various people’s movements, rebellions, conflicts and revolutionsl, the families of those who were disappeared, the victims of conflict and displaced, those who were physically injured — all these should be given priority, by law – to education, health, employment, housing and social security.
While we urge all concerned stakeholders to underscore the social justice needs of the above, we at the NFRK pledge to keep social justice as one core aim of the organization.