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Parliamentary Committee directs for revisions of Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Act-2018


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2021 Jul 27, 15:39, Kathmandu
CPN UML chairperson KP Sharma Oli, senior leader Subas Chandra Nembag among others participate in the Parliamentary Party meeting in kathmandu, on Friday, July 16, 2021. Photo: NepalNews

The Law, Justice, and Human Rights Committee of the parliament has directed rescinding the Chapter on Crime against the Protection of Fetus in the Penal Code-2017.

During the discussions held on Monday, the Ministry of Health and Population; and the Ministry of Law, Justice, and Parliamentary Affairs were instructed to amend the definition of Right to Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Act-2018 and its Chapter 4 and Crime and Punishment.

In the meeting, lawmakers Laxman Lal Karna, Sher Bahadur Tamang, Meen Bahadur Bishwakarma, and Health Secretary Dr Roshan Pokhrel underlined the need of amending the contradicting laws.

Women, Law and Development Forum's executive director Sabin Shrestha apprised the meeting of problems of contradicting laws. 

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