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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.

“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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Attorney General Kharel directs police to file a case to seek life imprisonment to rapists





DHANUSA— Attorney General Agni Prasad Kharel has directed the police department to file a case seeking life imprisonment to the men arrested for raping and murdering 10-year-old girl Manika Yadav along with confiscation of all property.

He made this direction to Superintendent of Police Gobinda Thapaliya during an inspection of the office of district government advocate and high government advocate office in Janakpur.

Kharel also met Manika’s family at Aaurahi Rural Municipality.

During the meeting, he assured the bereaved family of action against the rapists and economic help to them.

The Dhanusa police have arrested Binod Mukhiya and Nathuni Pandit from the locality on the charge of raping Manika.

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