KATHMANDU, August 17: Social media accounts of notable personalities, especially politicians and government officials, are gradually being flooded with the '#JusticeforNirmala' tag for the last few days. People have flooded the social media accounts of personalities like Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, Nepal Communist Party Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal, President of Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba to Prime minister KP Sharma Oli with the tag.
KATHMANDU, July 31: Durga Devi was getting ready for work at Bhimdatta Municipality when she received a call early this morning today. Eight police officers, against whom she had filed a case for tampering with evidence in the rape and murder of her 13-year-old daughter Nirmala Panta, got a clean chit from the district court yesterday. This is a rare case where the complainant celebrates victory of defendants. Durga Devi was happy to hear of the court verdict. “I am not aware of the details of the complaint back then, but a sense of guilt later bothered me,” she told Republica.
KATHMANDU, Nov 28: The 16 days of activism against gender-based violence is currently unfolding in over 180 countries, and Durga Devi from a small village in western Nepal feels the connection as she has been at the receiving end for so long.
As the world, including Nepal, marked International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Sunday, and as the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence commenced the same day, an ugly, inconvenient and deeply disturbing truth of GBV is staring at the face of Nepal government, Nepal Police and the entire justice delivery institutions