A peaceful campaign has been launched against the exemption to those involved in rape case. Rape is a heinous crime against humanity.
The campaign has asked all concerned sides including elected representatives and police administration not to compromise on such cases.
On the occasion of the International Day of Non-Violence (October 2) on Friday, Human Rights and Peace Society organized a virtual campaign against rape.
The Society Chair Krishna Pahadi urged the concerned sides to draft necessary laws against rape reasoning it was a crime against human civilization. He said the laws that could be acceptable to civilized societies with the provision of maximum punishment except death penalty was imperative.
According to him, the provision of death penalty was however an old concept. It only creates terror and not a solution. Therefore, new laws should not be guided by death penalty.
Senior Vice-Chair of the Society Govinda Khanal and General Secretary Sushil Basnet, among others also spoke on the importance of launching nationwide campaign against rape.
The International Day of Non-Violence is observed every year on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy of nonviolence.
Source: National News Agency Nepal