Police reach residence of Ram Kumari Jhakri to arrest her

Published On: February 11, 2021 12:03 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Police have reached the residence of Ram Kumari Jhakri to arrest her.

Following her controversial comment on President Bidya Devi Bhandari a week ago, police have reached the residence of Jhakri, a leader of Dahal-Nepal faction of Nepal Communist Party, to arrest her.

Talking over a phone call, Jharki confirmed that a team of police is outside her residence to arrest her.

Senior Superintendent of Police Deepak Thapa, chief of the Metropolitan Police Crime Division, also confirmed that Jhakri has been asked to furnish her clarification over her “controversial” remarks on the president.

“The leader has been called for interrogation today,” Thapa told Republica. 

Jhakri had made ‘controversial’ remarks on Bhandari a week ago at a program 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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