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ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Saturday, May 25

- Post Report, Kathmandu

May 25, 2019-

Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (May 25, 2019).

A rape survivor’s account shows how society and state fail those who report crimes

An age-wise breakdown of police data on rape crimes show that a majority of victims are young girls under the age of 18. Over 1,400 incidents of rape were reported to the police between just July 2018 and March 2019. More than 60 percent of the victims were minors.

And most rapists, according to police, are people familiar to the victim, family members and close family friends which makes it more difficult for victims to report incidents.

Click here for more by Tsering D Gurung.

House committee assures to revise ‘controversial’ bill to amend human rights law

Following widespread criticism of the bill to amend the National Human Rights Commission Act-2012, a parliamentary committee has pledged to revise the controversial provisions in accordance with the spirit of the constitution and international practice. Binod Ghimire with the story here.

Prime Minister Oli to visit Switzerland, UK and France next month

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is embarking on a weeklong visit to three European countries next month, officials familiar with the prime minister’s plan told the Post on Friday.

According to Kundan Aryal, Oli’s press adviser, the prime minister will visit Geneva, Switzerland; Oxford, United Kingdom; and Paris, France from June 9 to 15. Preparations are under way to finalise the prime minister’s agenda for the trip. Anil Giri brings you more here.

Published: 25-05-2019 19:30

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