KATHMANDU: Lawmakers have demanded conducting parliamentary investigation to check violence against women including rape cases.
MPs speaking during the ‘zero hour’ in the meeting of the House of Representatives today voiced their opinion citing increasing reports of rape in the country.
Drawing the government’s attention to the need of bringing the culprits of such incidents to book and taking strong action against them, lawmakers suggested setting up a new section within the Nepal Police to address issues related to rape and violence against women.
They also drew the government’s attention, through the parliament, to the urgent need of systematization of the foreign employment sector, expediting the construction of the Nijgadh International Airport and fixing the capitals of the provinces at the earliest.
MPs Binda Pandey, Bimala Bishwakarma, Birodh Khatiwada, Sher Bahadur Tamang, Sarita Kumari Giri, Sarita Giri, Sitadevi Yadav, Sujata Koirala, Sujata Pariyar, Sanjaya Kumar Gautam, Gyan Kumari Chhantyal, Gyanendra Kumar Karki, among others, made their statements at the zero hour.RSS