KATHMANDU, March 21: CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli has urged one and all to be active from their respective places to end the inhuman practice of caste and racial discrimination and untouchability.
In a message on the occasion of the 58th International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination today, Oli shared that it was necessary to launch an awareness campaign from all walks of life of society to end caste-based discrimination.
"Though the laws have restricted inhuman practices like untouchability, it has not been completely eradicated. It is necessary to launch awareness from all walks of life of society," reads the message.
Saying that the UML has been fighting against discrimination based on caste, gender, religion and culture, Oli opined that the UML-led government had played a leading role in policy-level reforms for economic empowerment and social dignity of victims of social discrimination.
The message reads, "All types of caste-based discriminations, injustices, superstitions, crimes, deprivations and violences should be ended to realize the national aspiration of 'Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali'."
Similarly, CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairperson, Madhav Kumar Nepal, has said it was necessary to stand against untouchability and caste-based discrimination for building a civilized society.
In a message on the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Chair Nepal mentioned that a society of co-existence would be built through social justice, equality and freedom if we all united against untouchability and racial discrimination.
Saying his party has been carrying out political activities since long to maintain equality making Nepali society free from such violence and discrimination, he pointed out the need for an awareness campaign against caste-based discrimination.
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has been observed on March 21 every year since 1966.