Women’s novel protest today

Kathmandu, August 2:

Movement of the Struggle Committee to end Violence Against Women (MSCEVAW) said it would rally women in the capital tomorrow to pressure the government to form a high-level committee for investigating the murder of Laxmi Bohora. Bohora was murdered in Kanchanpur on May 6.

Demanding an impartial investigation into the murder, women rights activists have been staging a relay hunger strike in Maitighar Mandala for 21 days.

Accusing the government and political parties of not bothering to address their demand, MSCEVAW coordinator Sarada Chand said they were resorting to this novel form of protest to pressure the government to address their demand.

“Women rallyists will wear one-piece black cloth covering the body from chest to knee,” Chand informed.

The rally will be taken out from Maitighar Mandala and converge into an assembly in New Baneshwor.

Women affiliated to different organisations will take part in the protest, coordinator Chand said.