9 June, Kathmandu. Akhil (revolutionary) near CPN-Maoist Center has demanded cancellation of the time limit in the rape case. Recently, a beauty pageant organizer has repeatedly sexually assaulted a young woman.
The leaders of Akhil Krantikari went to Singha Darbar on Monday and submitted a memorandum to Law Minister Govinda Bandi demanding amendment in the law and removal of the time limit. “As per the provisions of the Civil Code, 2020, the time limit for filing a complaint of rape was only 35 days,” the memorandum said.
Similarly, in the new Criminal Code 2075 BS, a period of one year has been fixed. The above facts confirm that the law is being amended as required.
We strongly demand that the relevant law be amended to immediately eliminate the time limit for denial of justice to the victim and to boost the morale of the offender given the limited time limit for crimes against women such as rape.
Akhil Krantikari has also demanded proper management of the security of the victims keeping in mind the pressure and impact that such incidents have on the victims and their families.