Curbs on alcohol needed to fight violence against women: Thapa

Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa

Kathmandu, October 12

Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa says curbs on alcoholism is necessary to fight rising cases of violence against women.
Speaking at a programme organised by the Ministry,  Thapa said that 70 per cent of VAW cases are related to alcoholism. Campaign against alcohol is necessary at the local levels.

Secretary at the Home Minister, Prem Kumar Rai, highlighted the need of efforts from the local governments to control alcohol abuse and regulate and systematise its business. He went on to say the government was seriously working to minimise the cases of violence in the society.

Kathmandu Metropolis mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya said the Metropolis had installed closed circuit cameras at various locations to check cases of violence. He added that the Metropolis was ready to cooperate with the traffic police for traffic management in the town, by finding a solution to the issue of haphazard parking.

Published on October 12th, Friday, 2018 8:33 PM

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