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8 media persons arrested for protesting at prohibited areas in Rautahat

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RAUTAHAT —

Police arrested eight media persons for organizing demonstrations inside prohibited areas in Rautahat on Friday. According to the police, they were arrested for protesting at precluded areas.

They were protesting against the seven federal provinces proposed in the new constitution.

The media persons have demanded that the government guarantee full press freedom and protect human rights. They have also urged the government to hold talks with the protesters at the earliest.
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It has been learned that they have been kept at the District Police Office, Rautahat.

Meanwhile, the Morcha cadres continued their demonstration against the proposed federal delineation in Biratnagar on Friday as well. People from the Khas community and other marginalised groups also joined the Morcha-led demonstration.

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Hoteliers asked to be sensitive against GBV

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KATHMANDU- Stakeholders have called upon the hoteliers to remain more sensitive in order to reduce the gender-based violence (GBV) taking place in hotel sector.

During an interaction programme in Tarakeshwor Municipality in the capital city on Saturday, the speakers said that the hoteliers are expected to become more aware since more cases of rapes and violence against women take place in the hotels.

A large number of hoteliers attended the interaction programme organized as a part of the 16-day campaign against GBV.

On the occasion, lawmaker of Kathmandu Constituency No. 7 Ram Bir Manandhar said that partnership among all was needed to end GBV and argued that social networking sites were responsible for the increased cases of GBV in the recent times.

Likewise, Mayor of Tarakeshwor Municipality Rameshwor Bohora pointed out the need for cooperation with the police administration as well as massive public awareness programmes to end such ill practices rampant in the hotel business.

Also speaking at the programme, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Balaju Metropolitan Police Circle Chiranjivi Koirala urged the hoteliers to keep the details of every new entrant in the hotels since hotels are used for the purpose of women’s trafficking.

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