The government on Thursday decided to introduce a strong anti-witchcraft bill in a bid to curb torture and killing of people, mostly women, on the charge of practicing witchcraft.
A Cabinet meeting held at Singh Durbar on Thursday afternoon endorsed the anti-witchcraft bill that makes punishable crimes committed in the name of witchcraft. It also decided to provide Rs 2 lakhs to Sunita Pudasaini who was seriously injured and blinded after her relatives beat her up last week accusing her of practicing witchcraft.
The bill which the government is planning to table in the parliament soon has proposed 10 years jail for those involved in such crimes.
Similarly, the government appointed Ram Hari Aryal and Sriram Poudel in the Board of Directors of Nepal Rastra Bank. nepalnews.com