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“It is optimistic to see the police act proactively and it will help discourage individuals from following the custom,” said Radha Poudel, a Nepali activist, speaking with AFP news agency. Nepal banned the normal apply of exiling menstruating women and girls from their household houses in 2005 and criminalised it in 2017. But it stays widespread in some rural areas, where it is believed to dispel unhealthy fortune. Nepali police have arrested the brother-in-regulation of a woman who died in a so-called “menstruation hut”.

In Nepal, Tradition Is Killing Women

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