NWA slams Tamang’s remarks

Kathmandu, July 23

Nepal Women Association has condemned the remarks of Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Sher Bahadur Tamang related to Nepali girls studying medicine in Bangladesh.

Issuing a press release today, NWA has criticised the statement of Minister Tamang and alleged that he was trying to hamper diplomatic relations between Nepal and Bangladesh.

The statement reads that the remarks of Minister Sher Bahadur Tamang about female students studying medicine being bound to surrender their honour to obtain certificate is very cruel and reckless. It has hampered the prestige and identity of female students. The worthless remarks of Minister Tamang can impact the diplomatic relations between two countries.

His statement has drawn the attention of NWA and we condemn it. All the responsibility should to be taken by KP Oli’s government, it said. It also says no one has any liberty to express reckless things about Nepali girls. Occupying the high position of minister, Tamang should have thought before speaking in public. NWA has demanded Tamang’s dismissal.

NWA also demanded Tamang’s resignation. The government’s unwillingness to address the demand for changes in the Medical Education Bill and remarks about female students doing MBBS studies in Bangladesh has led all the 77 NWA district offices to protest.