Nepal minister quits for remarks on Nepali girls studying in Bangladesh

Diplomatic Correspondent | Published: 01:54, Jul 25,2018

 
 

Nepal’s law minister Sher Bahadur Tamang resigned on Tuesday amid criticism from different quarters for his controversial statement involving girl medical students of the country studying in Bangladesh.
Tamang announced his resignation at a press conference in Kathmandu on Tuesday, according to The Kathmandu Post.
The minister had said at a function on July 20 that Nepali girls who ‘are studying or have studied’
MBBS in Bangladesh were bound to compromise their honour to get their certificates.
Bangladesh lodged a protest with Nepal against the statement of Tamang on Monday.
Nepal ambassador Chop Lal Bhusal was asked to see foreign ministry director general for South Asia Tareque Muhammad who, on Monday, conveyed strong reservation of the government against remarks of Tamang involving Bangladesh.
Nepalese authorities on Tuesday informally informed the Bangladesh government about the resignation of minister Tamang.
He was under pressure from within the government and his party to step down from his post, The Kathmandu Post said.

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