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  • The Dalit Parliament
    Published Date: 01/11/2018

    Kalawati Bhand’s journey from a young Dalit rights activist to an elected leader in Dadeldhura district is quite inspiring for many women of her marginalized Badi community, which is still struggling for social justice in Nepal.One of Nepal’s most marginalized Dalit sub-caste groups, the Badi have a history of exploitation,…

  • Dalits seek civil services seats in proportion to their population
    Published Date: 01/11/2018

    Kathmandu, November 10Dalit rights activists have demanded that the draft of Federal Civil Services Bill should ensure reservation percentage for Dalits in proportion to their population.The bill proposes that out of total reserved seats under general quota, 12 per cent will go to Dalits and out of total reserved seats…

  • Petition filed seeking Dalits’ proportional representation
    Published Date: 01/11/2018

    Kathmandu, December 26A writ petition was filed today at the Supreme Court, demanding proportional representation of Madhesi Dalits in provincial assemblies and the Parliament.The petition filed by Dalit rights activists has named the government, the Election Commission, the Parliament and all five national political parties — CPN-UML, Nepali Congress, CPN-Maoist…

  • Protect political rights of Dalits: NHRC chair
    Published Date: 01/11/2018

    Kathmandu, December 22National Human Rights Commission Chairperson Anup Raj Sharma said Dalits could not be empowered economically, socially and culturally until their political rights were protected.  Speaking at a programme organised by Dalit Social Service Association, Sharma stressed on promoting political and economic rights of Dalits.“All Dalit leaders representing various political…

  • Dalit activists file plaint at Election Commission
    Published Date: 01/11/2018

    Kathmandu, November 10Dalit rights activists today lodged complaint at the Election Commission against political parties for not including Madhesis and Dalits in the proportional representation list for the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections.In the complaint lodged at the EC, Dalit Concern Forum and Dalit Youth Alliance claimed that some parties…