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‘Ordinance meant for combatting violence against women ineffective due to opposition’s protest’

Khabarhub

October 12, 2021

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‘Ordinance meant for combatting violence against women ineffective due to opposition’s protest’

Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens Uma Regmi in Chitwan on Tuesday.

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KATHMANDU: Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens, Uma Regmi has said the Ordinance to regulate the sale and distribution of acid and other harmful chemicals have got neutralized due to the parliament obstruction from the main opposition CPN-UML.

Talking to media persons in Chitwan Tuesday, the Minister said the Ordinance meant for combatting primarily the violence against women had turned to be ineffective because of the ongoing House obstructions from the main opposition. The document will be reactivated for the justice of women, according to the Minister.

“The Ordinance was not abrogated, it just turned to be ineffective,’’ she said, adding that the government would leave no stone unturned to deliver justice to women. She further vowed the full enforcement of laws regarding women, children and senior citizens.

The Minister took time to assure that the government would provide security allowance for senior citizens and people with disabilities at their doorsteps bearing in mind the inconvenience they are facing to visit banks to draw the amount. “Now, COVID-19 vaccines for children is the priority of the government.’’

With the government getting a full shape, all stalled works would see progress, the Minister added.

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