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Those who are familiar with filmmaker Manoj Pandit’s work know he has a penchant for controversial topics. It is also no secret that he does not shy away from injecting his strong opinions into his films.
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British and American lawmakers have demanded an investigation into the government’s funding of the World Wide Fund for Nature, a day after the Post and BuzzFeed News published reports on how the global charity has been actively supporting paramilitary forces accused of abusing, torturing and murdering scores of people in national parks across Asia and Africa.
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Established in 1961 in Switzerland, WWF today has field offices in over 40 countries. Staffers in the charity’s in-country field offices are supposed to report any allegations of brutality back to its headquarters in Gland, Switzerland. But our investigation shows WWF staffers around the world have themselves been involved in questionable practices and continued to partner and advocate for those guilty of abuse and torture.
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Despite being outlawed by the Supreme Court in 2005, Chhaupadi is still widely prevalent in the country. More than 70 percent of women in parts of mid-western districts still practise Chhaupadi, according to the 2014 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey findings.
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Last week, a group of former students at the Tribhuvan University’s Department of Sociology told the Post how former lecturer Krishna Bahadur Bhattachan sexually harassed them for years. 
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