KATHMANDU: Women for Human Rights (WHR) yesterday filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court demanding a stay order against the government's monetary incentives provisioned in the budget for single women remarriage.
Lily Thapa, the WHR director, said the writ was filed yesterday by following the legal process. "We are waiting for a hearing on January 13 and we hope to get justice," Thapa said, adding that they had also discussed with single women Constitutional Assembly members regarding the withdrawal of the government decision.
WHR had received official information from the National Planning Commission that the regulations for endorsing the policy have been finalised and were to be approved by the Ministry of Finance soon.
Talking to The Himalayan Times, Thapa said that the CA members lent their support in raising a voice against the provision in the cabinet and would remove the word 'helpless' that has been used to denote single women.
The government under the social security scheme has provisioned a reward of Rs 50,000 to a person who marries a single woman.