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Even right activists and teachers observe criminalised Chhaupadi in western Nepal
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Nepal, Jan. 11 -- Although the government has already criminalised Chhaupadi, the practice of banishing women to secluded huts during their menstrual periods, many people's representatives, right activists and teachers have been found following the barred practice in various parts of Achham, Bajura and Bajhang districts.
In 2005, the Supreme Court banned Chhaupadi. Then in August 2017, a new law came into force that criminalised the practice. However, despite all the efforts that have been put to end the practice, the superstition runs so deep in the mindsets of the people in the region that many women die in their Chhaupadi huts even to this day.
"I don't want to hurt the feelings of my father-in-law and mother in-law. That's why I sta...
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