Province No. 2

Victims of crimes continue to be at the receiving end of panchayat justice

Most of them have no knowledge of legal proceedings while factors like lengthy legal process and financial burden drive them to seek justice from within the community, lawyers say.Victims of crimes continue to be at the receiving end of panchayat justice
A crowd attends a panchayat hearing at the District Police Office in Saptari. Panchayat meetings are called in many villages of Nepal to resolve societal disputes between the members of the society but of late in some parts they have also been settling criminal offenses, like rape cases. Abdhesh Kumar Jha/TKP
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Abdhesh Kumar Jha
Published at : October 11, 2020
Updated at : October 11, 2020 09:24
Saptari

Abdhesh Kumar Jha

Abdhesh Kumar Jha is the Saptari correspondent for Kantipur Publications.


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