Violence against women increase in Nepal

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Posted by Anup Baral March 30, 2015 :
Nepal has witnessed most number of rapes since three months. According to the source, out of More then 60 rape cases were reported in last three months. Three cases of rape, two of them on minors were reported in different cites in past three days. The cases of rape and rape attempts are on rise in Nepal.

According to the Police, after Kathmandu, most of the rape cases were reported in Eastern Development Region which witnessed 9 cases and least in Far Western Development Region with 1 case reported. Although the Police record states 30 rape cases, according to the organizations involved in women’s rights and news covered by media more than 50 rapes occurred throughout the nation. Recently, a 7 year old was raped and murder last kartik similarly Ashish Sah, son of Motilal Prasad Shah , was found dead about 400 meters from his home. Ashish Scummed to a serious injury to his skull. Different studies in Nepal also show that the perpetrators in rape cases being reported over the last few months are teachers, neighbours and even close relatives. Around 104 cases of rape and 10 cases of attempted rape were reported in a period from April 14 to June 14, 2013, according to a report prepared by Women Rehabilitation Centre. Mostly relatives, neighbours and teachers were the perpetrators in the reported rape cases. The prominent reason behind the widespread increase in sexual abuses against women is also the discriminatory provisions in the existing laws.
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