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Prachanda pledges action against guilty in caste discrimination
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Prachanda pledges action against guilty in Caste discrimination

Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has pledged taking action against the incidents of Caste discrimination and untouchability taking place in different parts of the country of late. Prime Minister Dahal said this upon receiving a memorandum jointly handed by a delegation of Joint Political Dalit Struggle Committee and Dalit Civil Society at PMs Office in Singhadurbar. The ...

Caste discrimination stronger in Nepal

Sukhadeo Thorat, Professor Emeritus at Jawaharlal Nehru University since 2014, is the chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research. He also served as Director of Indian Institute of Dalit Studies. Republicas Kamal Pariyar caught up with Thorat while he was in Kathmandu to participate in Darnal Award for Social Justice and other lectures. How do you compare the situation of Dalit...

Ghalegaun residents launch homestay to remove caste-based discrimination

Despite various programmes being run against caste-based discrimination across the country, the ill-practice is still in existence. But, residents of Ghalegaun village, also known as SAARC village and a popular tourist destination, have adopted a noble idea to root out the practice from the village. They have launched a homestay service in a Dalit settlement in the village, which i...

UN Human Rights chief urges govt to ensure transitional justice, investigate Tarai violence

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein has urged the Nepal government to conduct a full and independent investigation into recent violence in the Tarai region, and to ensure a credible transitional justice process in line with international standards. Addressing the 31st session of Human Rights Council, Commissioner Al Hussein remarked that only little progress w...

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