KATHMANDU, APRIL 16
The House of Representatives Committee on State Affairs and Good Governance has endorsed the report on amendment and integration of laws relating to prison.
The meeting of the committee held in Singha Durbar approved the report on Thursday, recommending the reproductive rights to the women inmates.
Similarly, province governments could also be granted authority on prison management.
The report further recommended not handcuffing the inmates while staying in prison while documenting their statements, and furnishing views before court.
If any prisoner is sexually harassed by another prisoner, the oppressor would be slapped with two more years' imprisonment or fined up to Rs 20,000, or both.
Chairperson of the State Affairs Committee, Sashi Shrestha was of the view that those involved in gang rape and rape of children could not be condoned at all.