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CALL FOR ACTION

in NEPAL, 27/07/2004

The Nepalese Supreme Court has asked the gov't to give its opinion on whether homosexual rights groups and activists should be banned

Dear all,

Blue Diamond Society is the only organisation in Nepal working on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights for/with/by sexual minorities. Our activities are HIV awareness, safe-sex education, condom promotion, and fighting violence against sexual minorities. 
A writ has been filed in the Supreme Court on the issue of same sex relationships and marriage. The translation of the writ is attached below. As a result of this writ, on July 12th, the Supreme Court issued a show cause notice to the Home Ministry regarding open homosexual activities in recent years.

According to the apex court order issued by Justice Ram Prasad Shrestha, the Ministry is required to reply to the apex court ruling within 15 days giving its opinion on whether homosexual rights groups and activists should be banned or not. The government will respond to the Supreme Court by the end of this week.

Please write to the Government including Home Ministry, Law Ministry, and Kathmandu DACC expressing your concern and will be watching closely the development on this matter.  

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,
Sunil B Pant
President
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