Ordinance moots 20-year jail term for acid attacks in Nepal

Nepal's Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs has prepared the draft of two ordinances proposing to increase jail term for acid attackers to 20 years and to regulate the sale and distribution of acid

Sep 26, 2020
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Nepal's Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs has prepared the draft of two ordinances proposing to increase jail term for acid attackers to 20 years and to regulate the sale and distribution of acid.

Under the existing law, perpetrators of acid attack face a maximum jail term of eight years. According to a source, the government has proposed a jail term of 20 years and a fine of Rs 1,000,000 for acid attackers if the crime causes serious injuries to the victim.

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari was expected to promulgate the two ordinances, but since Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa was out of Kathmandu, the government did not send the ordinance to the president for promulgation.


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