Nepali woman’s account of rape prompts wave of protest over laws

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Calls grow for repeal of statute of limitations and widening of definition of rape after former model makes allegations on TikTok

A young woman’s account on TikTok of being drugged, raped and then blackmailed by a beauty pageant organiser when she was 16 years old has provoked outrage in Nepal and prompted calls to reform the country’s “grossly inadequate” rape laws.

In one of a series of videos, which together have been viewed millions of times, the former model and child actor broke down in tears as she talked about Nepal’s statute of limitations that dictates survivors must report cases of rape within one year of the offence being committed.

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Written by Sarah Johnson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/jun/03/nepali-womans-account-of-rape-tiktok-prompts-wave-of-protest-over-laws under the title “Nepali woman’s account of rape prompts wave of protest over laws”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.