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HoR session: Justice demanded for rape survivor

2022 Jun 15, 14:10, Kathmandu
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Justice has been demanded for Niharika Rajput who is said to be a rape survivor.

Niharika has been on a hunger strike at local Basantapur Dabali for the past six days accusing one Shibaraj Shrestha of Bhimeshwor municipality-3, Dhanusha of drugging, raping and impregnating her while she was 17.

Speaking in a meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) today, former Minister and CPN (UML) lawmaker Thammaya Thapa drew the government’s attention towards the situation. As Thapa said, the government failed to give its heed towards the woman’s condition and her demands.

“Niharika has been on the strike for six days, she is crying for justice from the State, but the government is yet to pay attention to the voices of her,” Thapa said.

The woman accused the police administration of weakening her case since the beginning. As she said, she was denied justice as the District Court, Dhanusha gave a clean chit to her ‘rapist’ citing 'insufficient' claims.

A DNA test of her 21-months-old child and the hearing of a lawsuit registered at the High Court, Janakpaur four months ago at the earliest are among those demands put forth by the woman. She moved the High Court to challenge the district court’s verdict in the case.

  The lawmaker expressed her concerns over rising cases of violence including rape and murder against the women, and demanded stern action against perpetrators.

 Likewise, Rajendra Prasad Lingden said the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) was passed at the power of a majority, bringing the nation on the verge of trouble.

He demanded the government not to entertain any foreign agreement that would harm the nation.

He was of the view of the formation of an independent election government to hold the upcoming federal and local elections fairly and impartially. 


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