‘Maximum efforts’ underway to control rape, claims home minister

File: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa

Kathmandu, September 30

Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa says the government has been making ‘maximum efforts’ to control incidents of rape across the country.

Thapa’s statement comes at a time when several rape cases have been reported from different parts of the country. Minister Thapa also acknowledges that, on average, six to seven women and girls are raped in the country every day.

“But, we are making maximum efforts, with dedication, to stop such crimes,” Thapa told lawmakers during a meeting of the State Affairs and Good Governance Committee in Parliament on Wednesday.

He also said various debates were going on about legal loopholes to control the crime.

Nepal Police Inspector General Shailesh Thapa Kshetri was also present at the meeting.

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