Kathmandu, July 9: The National Women's Commission on Tuesday held an interaction programme to collect feedback on topics of amendment to the Domestic Violence (Crime and Punishment) Act-2066 BS.

Broad discussions were held about the range of domestic violence against women.
The participants of the programme called for removing some existing loopholes in the Act with its revision to put an end to the domestic violence against women. Post-marital rape, physical and mental torture and sexual abuses against women are some of the forms of domestic violence against women.  

Speaking on the occasion, spokesperson for the commission, Mohana Ansari stressed the need of making revision to the Act as per the need of time.

Similarly, Joint-Secretary at the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, Upendra Adhikari, suggested the Commission to formulate practical and strong law against violence against women.  

The participants called for ensuring legal provision about the live-in relations, formulating a law to end violence resulting from such relation, providing compensation to the victims, empowering the women cells and for making clear legal provisions about post-divorce violence against women.

Commission member and Spokesperson Mohana Ansari said a compilation of the feedback will be submitted to the government for amendment to the Act. RSS 

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