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Congress lawmakers demand action against Prasai

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KATHMANDU — Lawmakers of the main opposition Nepali Congress have registered a motion of urgent public importance demanding action against Jhapa based entrepreneur Durga Prasai.

Lawmakers Dila Sangrula, Laxmi Pariyar and Pramila Rai have demanded action against Prasai — the executive director of Jhapa-based B and C Medical College — for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Nepali female students studying medicine in Bangladesh.

They said Prasai had hurt the honour and lowered the dignity of female students studying medicine in Bangladesh.

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Article 18 (2) of the constitution stipulates that no discrimination shall be made in the application of general laws on grounds of origin, religion, race, caste, tribe, sex, physical condition, condition of health, marital status, pregnancy, economic condition, language or region, ideology or on similar other grounds.

Likewise, Article 38 (2) of the constitution stipulates that no woman shall be subjected to physical, mental, sexual, psychological or other forms of violence or exploitation on grounds of religion, social, cultural tradition, practice or on any other grounds.

Such act shall be punishable by law and the victim shall have the right to obtain compensation in accordance with law.

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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