HoR session: Lawmakers draw govt's attentions to VAW, natural disasters

Published On: June 25, 2023 01:16 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 25: In the session of the House of Representatives (HoR) on Sunday, lawmakers raised concerns over increasing cases of violence against women (VAW) and the cases of floods and landslides nationwide. They urged the government to come up with prompt actions to address these issues.

They have demanded stern action against those engaged in the offenses against women.

Seeking time in the lower house meeting today, lawmaker Pratiksha Tiwari drew the government's attention towards the killings of women in Kavrepalanchowk and Bhojpur in recent days. Poverty, lack of women empowerment and lack of legal awareness are among the reasons contributing to the rising incidences of violence against women, according to the lawmaker. "Violence against women must be prevented."

Similarly, lawmaker Sushila Thing demanded the government ensure proper compensation to those affected by recent monsoon-induced floods and landslides, informing the House that Golanjar Rural Municipality in Sindhuli had been largely affected by floods. The disaster has posed a grave threat to Tinmane and Bhalukhola, according to Thing.  

MP Devendra Paudel apprised the House of the losses of lives and property due to lightning in Dhorpatan of Baglung and in road accidents as well. He urged the government to provide compensation to the affected people.

Lawmaker Shiba Nepal spoke of the need for making citizens aware of disaster preparedness and possible preventive measures.  He informed the House that lately three people were killed by lightning in Dang and other parts of the country also reported lightning fatalities. He called for government's measures to mitigate losses from natural disasters.



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