The new law stipulates a three-month jail sentence or a 3,000 rupee fine, or both, for anyone forcing a woman to follow the custom.
10 Aug 2017 12:55 PM
Supreme Court banned chhaupadi more than a decade ago but it is still followed in parts of Nepal, particularly in remote western districts.
09 Aug 2017 6:48 PM
The practice of 'chhaupadi' banishes menstruating girls and women to animal sheds for the duration of their period.
11 Jul 2017 12:47 PM