Cine artist Thapa to launch campaign to end gender discrimination; CM criticized for the move

Rekha ThapaRautahat / Nov 28: Actress and chair of Rekha Foundation, Rekha Thapa on Wednesday denounced government’s failure to book the guilty behind rape and murder of Nirmala Panta.

“State’s inability to book the guilty of rape and murder has supported violence against women,” the actress said while pointing illiteracy and lack of self defense education among girls as main reasons behind the increase in cases of violence against women.

Speaking at a press meet organised in Rautahat as a part of Province 2 government’s social campaign for girls “Beti Bachav Beti Padhav”, the actress requested all to support the campaign as to curb child marriage and end violence against girls.

The actress and her NGO have been assigned to carry out programmes under “Beti Bachav Beti Padhav” campaign of Province 2.

Province 2 CM criticised for involving Rekha Thapa in ‘Beti Padhau, Beti Bachau’ campaign

Meanwhile, Lawmakers of the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) have expressed their dissatisfaction over Province 2 Chief Minister Lal Babu Raut’s move to involve actress Rekha Thapa in the ‘Beti Padhau, Beti Bachau’ campaign.

Speaking at the zero hour of Province 2 assembly meeting, NC lawmaker Shiva Chandra Chaudhary said that it was unfortunate to involve actress Thapa in the ‘Beti Padhau, Beti Bachau’ campaign.

Is this province’s campaign or Chief Minister Lal Babu Raut’s personal campaign? Chaudhary questioned. He urged the government to involve the Madhesi actress in the campaign.

In the meeting, another NC lawmaker Naresh Yadav urged the province government to involve Madhesi actor in the campaign. NC lawmaker Saraswoti Chaudhary also said that it would not send a good message to involve actress Thapa in the campaign.

Also speaking in the meeting, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) lawmaker Sarita Sah urged the government to involve women lawmakers in the ‘Beti Padhau, Beti Bachau’ campaign.

Nepal Communist Party lawmaker Jwala Sah alerted the government that some people are misusing the budget of the campaign.

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