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108th International Women’s Day marked

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KATHMANDU — A parade was held here in the capital on the occasion of 108th International Women’s Day on Thursday. The campaign was an initiative of the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare in which various individuals, organisations, social campaigners, and mediapersons participated.

The rally began from Bhrikutimandap and passed through Bhadrakali temple, Sahid Gate, New Road and converged into a corner meeting at the Shanti Batika in Ratnapark.

On the occasion, people gathered from different walks of life to express their solidarity toward women, social issues regarding women, and to raise their voices to stop violence against women.

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Individuals, women activists, women networks, women with disabilities, women’s band, women security personnel, students, men backing women issues, Nepali traditional bands, representatives from national and international organisations, among others walked together in solidarity.

Participants of the rally carried placards calling for an end to violence against women, human trafficking and building peace at home for world peace.

Speaking at the event, Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Thammaya Thapa called for women to be united to end violence against women.

The International Women’s Day is being observed across the globe since February 28, 1909.

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Girl raped in Mahottari

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GAUSHALA — A 13-year-old girl of Aurahi Municipality in Mahottari district has been raped on Sunday evening.

Police Inspector at Gaushala-based Area Police Office, Bhola Bhatta, said that two local youths — Rakesh Sada and Ritik Sada, both 15 years of age — allegedly raped the girl when she had gone to wash utensils at a nearby rivulet.

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Police have arrested Ritik while Rakesh has been absconding after the incident.

Meanwhile, necessary investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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