Is Nepal’s #MeToo movement finally taking off?

But in Nepal, #MeToo stories have led to more counter accusations than introspection. Two alleged perpetrators, for example, pushed back -- former Kathmandu mayor Keshav Sthapit decried the “rape of men’s rights”, while former Tribhuvan University lecturer Krishna Bahadur Bhattachan accused the women of trying to attack the indigenous people’s movement with “baseless allegations”.
Sunil Pokharel (second from left), was accused of accused of sexual harassment by several female theatre actors. But Pokharel, the founder of the now-defunct Gurukul Theatre, has denied all allegations. Post File Photo
Bhrikuti Rai
Published at : May 11, 2019
Updated at : June 28, 2019 16:52

Bhrikuti Rai

Bhrikuti Rai is an investigative reporter for The Kathmandu Post, covering technology, environment and human rights. Before joining The Kathmandu Post in 2019, she was a reporter at Nepali Times and South Asia Check. She loves all things audio, and is co-creator of the Boju Bajai podcast.