Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has assured to amend the bill relating to the rape case.to remove time limitation A bill to withdraw the statute of limitation for registering a complaint against rape would be introduced, said the Prime Minister.
While addressing the main celebration programme organised on the occasion of the Fourth National Women Rights Day in Kathmandu on Monday, the Prime Minister vowed to adopt a zero-tolerance against women violence and implement the rights to inclusion, equality and equity guaranteed by the Constitution.
Stating that though it was taking time to identify and arrest people involved in the murder of Nirmala Pant, he expressed his hope that one-day justice would be delivered to her.
“Nepal takes a lead in South Asia in closing gender gaps,” he claimed, adding that policy and legal provisions were in place to increase women’s access to education, health, employment and property. “The government is working to see the women’s meaningful participation and presence in every state mechanism.”
Also speaking on the occasion, Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens, Uma Regmi, recalled the contribution of senior women rights activists to achieve rights for women. She underlined the need of fighting for 50-percent of woman participation in every state organ in the future. President of Women and Social Committee, House of Representatives, Nirudevi Pal expressed her concerns over hurdles facing
Nepali women to pass on citizenship to their children, despite the guarantee of the right to equality mentioned in the Constitution. She urged the government to make provisions for removing such hurdles.
As per the government decision, Jeth 16 each year in the Nepali Calendar is being observed as the National Women Rights Day since 2076 BS in commemoration of the day (Jeth 16, 2063 BS/ 30th May 2006) when the then reinstated parliament had endorsed a 4-point resolution ensuring 33 percent women’s participation in each state organ.