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Transgender couple registers marriage for the first time in Nepal

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KATHMANDU — A Nepali transgender couple has registered their marriage in Dadeldhura — for the first time in Nepal — despite the lack of law regarding transgender couple and same-sex marriage in the country.

Speaking at a press conference organised in the Capital Saturday, husband Ramesh Nath Yogi (22) and wife Monika Shahi (40) shared their joys for getting married. They have got married on May 7 and have already got married certificate from Dadeldhura.

Shahi expressed her happiness over her new marital status and said further that she hoped that her marriage would be a representative for the transgender community, breaking the stereotypical thinking of the Nepali society.

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“This will pave way for other transgenders to live their life with dignity without hiding the identity as a transgender,” she said.

Claiming that their marriage would set an example in the South Asian countries, where same-sex marriage is still distant,Shahi further said : “This is just a first step towards change. The government needs to enact necessary laws regarding the same.”

Her husband Yogi also expressed his happiness and urged the government to introduce the laws regarding same-sex marriage in the coutry.

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Dipak Manange sent to Dilli Bazar jail

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KATHMANDU — Absconding murder accused Rajib Gurung, aka Deepak Manange, who was arrested on Thursday, has been sent to Dilli Bazar jail today.

Manange,who had won the PA seat from Manang in the provincial election from Provice 4, was presented at the Kathmandu District Court and sent to Dillibazaar jail as per the court’s verdict, according to police.

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The Supreme Court (SC) in January had convicted Manange in an attempted murder case and sentenced him to five years imprisonment. He was on the run since the Apex Court upheld the Patan Appellate Court’s verdict to jail him for five years in an attempted murder case.

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