Incident Reports

Judge Bhuwan Giri’s wife stages protest, demanding action against him


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: A protest was held on the Supreme Court premises demanding the arrest and prosecution of Kapilvastu District Court Judge Bhuwan Giri.

On Tuesday, Judge Giri’s own wife protested on the Supreme Court premises, demanding action against him. Organizing the protest, Judge Giri's wife Aarati Giri Rawal said, “A criminal is occupying the chair of a judge of the court of law without being prosecuted. He should be arrested immediately and prosecuted.”

Aarati protested in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, wearing black clothes, saying that the action against Giri had not proceeded. Binu Yadav, who participated in the protest, said that even though they went to the judicial council many times, their case was not registered and their issues were not heard. She warned to continue the protest unless her demands were heard.

Binu said that her father-in-law’s brother repeatedly tried to rape her, but the perpetrators have not been prosecuted.

She said, “The judge is Bhuwan Giri, and Aarti Giri is his wife. We have knocked on the court’s door many times but the process has not been moved forward. Do we have to sacrifice ourselves for justice? We, the victims, will now take to the streets and protest. My father-in-law’s brother tried to rape me several times. Why hasn’t he been punished and why have we not been given justice?”

Similarly, Kritika Yadav, who came to protest, accused that judges are being sold in the courts of Nepal. She said that the judicial council refused to accept the complaint of the accused Giri. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media