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Amnesty International Nepal submits 23,000 letters to home ministry

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Kathmandu, March 21

Amnesty International Nepal today submitted 23,247 letters to the Ministry of Home Affairs demanding concrete measures to end violence against women.

The letters were collected by Amnesty International Nepal’s members, activists and supporters during Amnesty International’s global campaign ‘Write for Rights’ that ran between 29 November and 20 December of 2018, according to a press release issued by Amnesty International Nepal.

The letters have been submitted with the aim of drawing attention of the home minister to the burgeoning trend of incidents of violence against women and the deepening culture of impunity in Nepal amidst the current dispensation of a changed political context with a stable government.

The letters also urge the home minister to take prompt and effective steps to end all forms of violence against women, bring the perpetrators to justice and take legislative initiatives on statutory limitation for filing complaints of rape by removing the current provision of one year’s limitation, read the press release issued by AI Nepal.

A delegation led by Amnesty International Nepal Director Nirajan Thapaliya submitted the letters to Surya Prakash Subedi, adviser/expert to the home minister, at his office.

 


A version of this article appears in print on March 22, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.


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