Sarthak Dasgupta, the writer and director of the upcoming film "200 - Halla Ho", says that the film, based on a true story, intends to deliver an important message on the lives of Dalit women in our country. The trailer of the film was released on Thursday.
Kathmandu, June 23: Since last week, Nepali press and social media are abuzz with news about how a Dalit girl was denied to rent a room in Kathmandu, expossing the deep-rooted caste-based discmrination in Nepal. Rupa Sunar, a journalist from the Dalit communty was denied to rent a room by a landlady in Kathmandu as she came to know she belonged to a so-called lower caste. The 2015 Constitution of Nepal, the country’s criminal code, and the Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability (Offense and Punishment) Act, 2011 prohibit all forms of discrimination against vulnerable communities, including Dalits.
Caste system is deeply rooted in the Nepali society and has been in practice since ancient times. The caste system has been divided into pure and impure domains based on the life practices. The Tagadharis (thread wearing people) and Matawalis (liquor drinking people) are placed under pure and Dalits or Acchuts (untouchable) are placed under impure castes. Such social stratification was based on the profession they carried which has no meaning and sense in the twenty first century globalized world but created division back then. There is no system of moving Dalits to higher castes despite practicing good Karmas (work) and acquiring better knowledge. This has given space to people from upper castes to suppress Dalits till the date.
KATHMANDU, June 25: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has begun talks to form alliance with fringe parties in order to revive the identity movement which has been losing steam since the promulgation of the new constitution in 2015.
It was reported on May 31, 2018 that Bikash Karkidholi, eight years old, was not admitted in Shree Krishna Dwarpayan Gurukul Bedbidhya Asharam in Bhadrapur, Jhapa because he was a Dalit. I wanted to know if all Sanskrit schools are denying admissions to Dalit children. I went to Bhagwat Sanyas Ashram located at Ram-Mandir site in Pashupatinath temple premises.
KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Lawmakers representing Dalit community have expressed displeasure over the government preparation to come up with the Employee Bill by slashing the existing arrangement of reservation.
BHOJPUR, Aug 16: Members of a Dalit family from Arun Rural Municipality-4 of Bhojpur, who arrived in the district headquarters demanding security after being displaced from their village, has returned home after security assurance and legal action against the guilty.
KALIKOT, June 7: Terming it as a murder and nothing else, Dalit activists in Kalikot have demanded due action against the accused for killing Mana Sarki, ward member of Naraharinath Rural Municipality - 9. They have handed over a memorandum to the District Administration Office urging justice to the victim's family.
KATHMANDU, June 6: She was fine until four o'clock on Saturday afternoon. What happened next took away her life. Ward member of Narahari Village Municipality - 9 in Kalikot, Mana Sarki was a mother of six, and she leaves behind a family devastated by their loss.
KATHMANDU, June 5: Lawmaker Kaludevi Bishwakarma shared her month-long struggle to rent an apartment in Kathmandu, at a meeting of the House of Representatives on Monday. There was pin-drop silence in the chamber for a few minutes when she was speaking.
KATHMANDU, May 24: In the memory of Sujata Shakya, late member of Inner Wheel Club of New Road City, the club distributed school bags, uniforms, shoes, and other educational materials to students of Sundar Adharbhoot School of Gajuri in Dhading district, on May 19.
RAJBIRAJ, Jan 10 : The local administration has distributed blankets to the cold wave affected people in Saptari district. Normal life in Tarai districts including Saptari has been adversely affected due to cold for the past one week.
DOLPA, Jan 6: There were days when the Dalit people of Dolpa had to walk for three long hours to fetch water from a local river. Despite knowing that the muddy water of the river is harmful to their health, they had no other option but to drink it for survival. However, there days have changed for good after a drinking water tap was installed in their locality for the first time.
KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Dalit activists have expressed deep disappointment over the exclusion of Dalits from the Madhes region in the central and provincial parliaments. They have also criticized the major parties for this failure.
KATHMANDU, Dec 22: When the Nepali Congress (NC) proposed Nripa Oda as the party’s mayoral candidate in Dhangadhi Sub-metropolitan City last summer, a section of leaders within the party opposed the idea, saying someone like Oda won’t enjoy the support of upper caste voters.
KATHMANDU, Nov 10: The two-day 'Nepal Dalit Youth Conference – 2017' organised with the main slogan of participation of Dalit youth in the elimination of caste-based discrimination and 'untouchability' concluded, issuing a 14-point Kathmandu Declaration.
The construction of Dalit Museum in Gaunsahar of Thumkidhada is about to finish. With the establishment of the museum, the area is expected to be a visitors’ hub. Gaunsahar also boasts a persuasive home stay facility, initiated by the District Development Committee, for its guests.
BAJURA, April 19: The Dalit rights activists have been infuriated at the prospect of being denied an opportunity to run for the top posts in the ward, village council and municipalities during the forthcoming local level elections here.
RAUTAHAT, April 6: Bishwanath Malli of Gaur - 11 has a dream. He wants a beautiful house and a good toilet. However, since he belongs to a Dalit community, who are referred to as ‘Doom’ in the locality, construction workers refuse to build his family’ toilet.
JAJARKOT, March 22: Seven-year-old Laxmi Nepali of Bhagwati Aulagurta VDC of Jajarkot district wakes up early in the morning and rushes toward a nearby school. While most of the children of her age carry books and other educational materials, she is seen holding a sack on one hand and a hammer on the other en route to Nepal National Secondary School.
KATHMANDU, Feb 28: One of the key demands of the people’s movement in 2006 was increased representation of women, Dalits and people from marginalized communities in various state structures. The local elections scheduled to be held on May 14 are set to largely address this demand.
KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Parliament is set to endorse the Local Level Election Bill that sets out criteria to significantly increase the representation of women, Dalits and marginalized groups in local bodies from the upcoming local elections.
KATHMANDU, Dec 9: The Dalit community has been found suffering much with the violence against women in Nepal. Such information was shared by Secretary at National Women’s Commission, Ram Prasad Bhattarai, during a programme on Thursday.
KATHMANDU, June 24:Nepal Dalit Journalist Association has been officially announced on Wednesday. The newly-formed association declared a 11-member working committee amidst a function that was inaugurated by Minister for Information and Communications, Sherdhan Rai.