Nepal: Rights forum calls for anti-witchcraft law

The National Women’s Rights Forum today demanded a separate and stringent anti-witchcraft law to deal with gender-based violence at a time when many women across the country are facing physical and mental torture on the charge of practising witchcraft.

The forum demanded an effective law to punish the perpetrators. Renuka Malla Thakuri, president of the forum, expressed concern about incidents of violence against women taking place across the country. 

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