Arrest warrant issued against Jhakri for "crime against the state"

Published On: February 11, 2021 12:55 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Police have handed an arrest warrant to Ram Kumari Jhakri after the cadres of the Dahal-Nepal faction of the Nepal Communist Party protested against the government for sending police to arrest her without an arrest warrant.

As per the arrest warrant, Ram Kumari Jhakri has committed a “crime against the state”.

Jhakri is being arrested for making “controversial” remarks on President Bidya Devi Bhandari a week ago in Gorkha district.

Speaking at the event, Jhakri, who is an emerging leader of the rival faction of the NCP, recently broached the 'White Sari' issue, stating that it was ill-intended to present President Bhandari in a white sari during elections.

The comment sparked controversy on social media. Social media users, mostly women rights activists, opined that Jhakri's comment was an insult to all single women across the country.

Following Jhakri’s remarks, the women wing of the Oli-led faction of the NCP submitted a memorandum to Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa demanding action against Jhakri for such “slandering comment” on the country’s head of the state.


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