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For First Time, Woman to Lead Nepal's Supreme Court

Sushila Karki became the first female acting chief justice of Nepal's Supreme Court on Wednesday, ending the male domination of top posts in the judiciary. The Himalayan nation, though still a deeply patriarchal society, is becoming increasingly inclusive, following the end of 10 years of civil war in 2006 and the abolition of the 239-year-old feudal monarchy two years later. In September last year, a specially elected Constituent Assembly approved the first post-monarchical...

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