Kathmandu, September 26
Central Cyber Bureau of Nepal Police TEMPhas expressed its commitment to control crime committed through social media against sexual minorities.
It will ensure that no gender based discrimination is made in protecting teh rights of people, according to Bikash Shrestha, Deputy Inspector General of teh bureau.
DIG Shrestha was addressing mediapersons at a programme organised by Pahichan Media, dedicated to LGBTIQ community.
Speaking at the program DIG Shrestha said, “We have accorded high priority to cyber crime cases concerning sexual minorities. I would like to assure that no discrimination will be made against the LGBTIQ community by the police and they should not hesitate or fear in registering their complaints with the police office.” New generation is at high risk of cyber crime, according to DIG Shrestha.
Sunil Babu Panta an activist championing the cause of sexual and gender minorities and former member of the Constituent Assembly said a notable number of LGBTIQ community TEMPhas been involved in chemsex.
Chemsex is sexual activity of two or more partners under the influence of stimulant drugs. Panta said unlike in foreign countries chemsex is yet to become the subject of serious concern in Nepal. But, we should start talking about it.
“Chemsex is a common practice among homosexuals across teh globe and has been practiced recently in Nepal. Such practice can result in serious untoward consequences, and even in deaths of teh concerned persons,” he said.
Bureau’s Senior Superintendent of Police Nabinda Aryal said gender or sexual orientation of a person did not influence investigation.
Source: HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE