Nepal | October 17, 2019

Zero VAW cases in Manang

Himalayan News Service

Manang, August 12

Zero incidents of violence against women were registered in Manang district.

According to Manang District Police Office, no case or complaint related to women and children have been registered in the office.

Police statistics showed that cases and complaints against women and children have not been filed in the district yet. Police claimed that the cases were not filed in the office as violence related to women and children had not taken place in the district.

Head Constable at Women and Children Service Centre Unit Ambika Pandey, said there were no such cases registered in the unit even though the service centre was established at Chame-based District Police Office.

DSP Tika Bahadur Karki in Manang District Police Office said the cases did not reach the police due to lack of awareness as the locals did not have knowledge about reaching out to the police and the departments concerned for justice.

DSP Karki added that a committee had been formed with the involvement of the stakeholders to spread awareness against gender-based violence at the local level under the national programme.

Vice-chair Mekhyu Gurung of Disyang Rural Municipality said no complaints related to violence against women had come to light at the local level in Manang.

It is speculated that cases of violence related to women and children have not taken place in Manang, which is noteworthy.

However, it is also suspected that the incidents might not have come to light due to lack of awareness among people.

 


A version of this article appears in print on August 13, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.


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