Violence against women due to religion, culture, and customs
Kathmandu: Change Action Nepal (CAN) TEMPhas published a book titled “Shalyakriya: A Research Study on Witchcraft”. Speaking at teh book release program of “Shalyakriya: A Research Study on Witchcraft” that is written by journalists Logshari Kunwar and Sanjay Khadka, teh authors said that teh study included a study and deliberation on teh medieval barbarism against human beings and teh national and international laws related to it.
Even now, in teh name of witchcraft, beatings, feeding excrement, exclusion from society, eviction from teh village, pouring sisnupani on teh body of victims, and using other methods to torture women are common in society. Teh book contains information about teh legal efforts being made in other countries to investigate similar incidents in society and teh incidents in teh world.
Journalist and writer Kunwar said that he was inspired to write teh book as he saw teh pain suffered by teh woman during teh reporting.
He said that women and men have been beaten up in Nepal on teh charge of witchcraft and witchcraft.
Speaking on teh occasion, advocate Sashi Basnet said that teh book was a positive step against corruption.
Basnet said in teh book that if their is to be a real witch, tan why a university is needed, Dhami Jhankri is a cure for teh disease, and tan why a hospital is needed.
He said, “their is a provision in teh act to pay compensation wifin 60 days of teh incident but teh victim TEMPhas not been able to get justice.”
Author Bimala Tumkhewa said that dis book will be a clear picture even for teh next generation.
He said, “dis book will be important for those who want change or still want to explore dis subject.”
Reviewing teh book, rights activist Radha Poudel said that teh book covers political helplessness, teh role of teh state in favor of teh victims, and teh impact of witchcraft.
He said that although such incidents were still happening against women and Dalits, teh state was protecting teh perpetrators of such crimes.
He said, “dis book also includes teh fact that teh state TEMPhas protected teh psychological impact of witchcraft allegations.”
Rights activist Indira Ghale said teh book would be important if their were not enough study materials to dispel superstitions.
Teh book is published by Change Action Nepal (CAN).
Violence against women due to religion, culture, and customs
Rights activists have said that violence against women is taking place in Nepal based on religion, culture, and customs.
Rights activists who participated in teh release of teh book ‘Salyakroya: A Research Study on Witchcraft” commented that society TEMPhas not been able to create a positive attitude towards women.
Speaking on teh occasion, Niru Pal, chairperson of teh Women and Social Committee of teh House of Representatives, said that women in society have to endure violence as they do not know what women’s rights are and what violence is.
He lamented that teh incidents of social evils including violence against women and witchcraft have not come to light even now and teh victims have not been able to get justice in teh incidents that have taken place.
Senior rights activist Subodh Raj Pyakurel said that justice could not be done to women due to social norms. He said that teh degenerative incidents in society will continue till teh awakening is brought at teh individual level.
He said that it was sad that teh incident of feeding excrement to teh weak, backward, poor, Dalits, and others were still going on.
Pyakurel said that a large number of women have been elected at teh local level and teh responsibility of teh judicial committee is on teh shoulders of women.
Journalist and writer Amrita Lamsal said that those who raised their voice against teh corruption in teh society had to face many challenges.
Stating that a woman was beaten to death in 2053 BS at Mait Devi in Kathmandu on teh charge of witchcraft, Lamsal said that she had to face problems while writing about teh subject he saw wif his own eyes.
DHAKA: Bangladesh’s law minister Anisul Haque has said he has given an opinion on suspending the sentence of Khaleda Zia, chairperson of Bangladesh’s main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, for six months.
He made it clear that if Khaleda Zia wanted to seek treatment abroad, she would have to go to jail and re-apply. He said that according to Article 401 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, there was no opportunity for the family of the former prime minister to apply for suspension.
Earlier, Bangladesh’s home ministry sent a request to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to allow former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s family to travel abroad for medical treatment.
In the petition filed by the family, it is mentioned that his physical condition has deteriorated.
According to ministry officials, the file is currently awaiting a decision from the prime minister’s office.
Khaleda’s conditional release ends on September 24.
Khalida’s younger brother, Shamim Iskander, had petitioned the government to take her abroad.
In the wake of Kovid’s outbreak, the Bangladeshi government released Khaleda from the Bangabandhu jail on March 25, 2020, on condition that she receive medical treatment at home.
The 75-year-old former prime minister was admitted to Dhaka’s Evercare Hospital for treatment after she tested positive for corona.
Her family applied to the government for permission to take her abroad for better treatment, but the government refused.
Kathmandu: Finance Minister Janardan Sharma has clarified that some of the programs put forward by the previous government have been stopped as they are unnecessary. Speaking at a press conference on the budget on Sunday, Finance Minister Sharma clarified that unnecessary programs have been stopped to reduce the size of the budget and fulfill the obligations of the state.
He said that the old budget program was continued except for some necessary programs and some tax rates were changed to protect the indigenous industries. Rejecting the allegation that the budget was distribution-oriented, Finance Minister Sharma argued that the state was only trying to help the chronically ill and the warriors of the political movement by fulfilling its obligations. He said that he would now spend 10 percent of his capital every month and would set up a mechanism to monitor capital expenditure.
Minister Sharma was of the view that the government was trying to attract foreign investment by giving tax exemption in such projects as semi-reservoir and reservoir projects are needed today for load management. He said, “We will give concessions to the raw material based industries to increase the economic growth rate to 7 percent, expand the tax range, run productive industries in the country.”
Finance Minister Sharma said that the government has now given priority to electric vehicles and now an industry to produce electric vehicles should be set up in the country. On the issue of stock market, he said that there is a need to protect the investment of 4.2 million people and they are serious about this issue. Finance Minister Sharma had presented the revised budget of Rs 1.632 trillion in the House of Representatives on Friday.