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#Metoo Hits Nepal’s Government

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Expand The mother of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta, who was raped and murdered in Kanchanpur district, speaks at a mass rally calling for justice, Kathmandu, Nepal, September 15, 2018. © 2018 Narayan Maharjan/NurPhoto A senior political figure in Nepal, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, was recently arrested on suspicion of rape. Activists and lawyers had initially feared the case would be buried because of the police’s dismal record of responding to rape allegations. Failure to properly prosecute rape, particularly if the accused has more clout, has long been a problem in Nepal. At least three complaints…

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