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Where even Buddhist nun isn't spared

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Kathmandu, Nepal -- They get leered at and even harassed publicly. They continue to get abused and attacked. Everybody knows that violence against women is very common in this part of the world: Nepal doesn’t look better than India, which, according to a recent survey, is amongst the world’s "five worst places" for women.

But what happened in eastern Nepal in the last week of June was very uncommon, very rare and very shocking: A Buddhist nun who was returning home on a public bus was forced to spend the night inside it. There, she was assaulted and gang-rape


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The worst part of this story was that the Nun was told she could no longer be a nun ..

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