KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai has urged Dalits to renounce Hinduism, describing it as the source of atrocities being committed against the so-called untouchables in the name of the caste system.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: President of Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged one and all to keep exerting pressure on the government to implement the constitution.

Capitalism and Dalits

June 22, 2019 00:05 am

According to Marxism, history is all about the struggle between bourgeois and proletariats, former seeking to enrich themselves, latter fighting for equality. The proletariats, Carl Marx believed, can liberate themselves only by intensifying class struggle to bring the revolutionary transformation in the society. In Hindu system, conflict happens between atheists and theists, Aryans and non-Aryans, feudal lords and landless, the ruler and the ruled, and higher castes and Dalits

GULMI, June 12: The law has criminalized caste-based discrimination and the practice of untouchability.

RUPANDEHI, June 5: A week ago, Dalit rights activist Mina Pariyar reached Butwal, the temporary capital of Province 5 and searched for a room on rent.

Why Dalits convert

April 14, 2019 01:25 am

One might argue, quite legitimately, that Manusmriti was written years ago, many things have changed since then and therefore it is pointless to discuss Hindu caste system. I don’t agree with this view because Nepali laws until 1951 and even recently were guided by old Hindu values, norms, customs, royal edicts and rituals.

BAJHANG, Feb 25: Working hard for years and seeking loans from others, Kailash Bahadur Okheda of Kotdeval in Bjahang had opened Kotdeval Meat Shop in his locality. Okheda, however, was forced to shut the shop and bear a loss of more than Rs 300,000 "for being a Dalit."

Justice deferred for Dalits

February 6, 2019 01:00 am

Many reports have pointed out that the police hardly register the cases of crimes of caste-based discrimination and rarely carry out investigation

BAJHANG, Aug 6: Mangal Aauji of Masta Rural Municipality - 1 still remembers several bitter incidences from his childhood, where he was discriminated on the basis of his caste. He remembers how people belonging to the so-called higher caste would treat him lowly but he would fail to understand for doing so.

LAHAN, May 26: With the objective of leading underprivileged and marginalized communities toward the path of development and progress, a provincial level Dalit conference kicked off in Lahan on Friday.

DOLPA, March 25: Members of the Dalit community recently took a big step, entering the renowned temple of Bala Tripura Sundari Bhagwati at Tanke Danda of Tripura Sundari Municipality-1, Dolpa for the first time.

No toilets for Dalits in ODF Rukum

February 20, 2018 05:00 am

RUKUM, Feb 20: Rukum was declared an Open Defecation Free (ODF) zone on December 22, 2014, after the successful construction of toilets in 97 percent of the houses and dozens of public areas.

Dairy farm raises hope for Dalits

February 5, 2018 12:10 pm

DADELDHURA, Feb 5: Laxman Koli, 65, is quite happy and busy these days. “I remain active from early in the morning till late evening as I have to look after so many cows and buffalos,” he said while sharing that in a day he sells around Rs 400 worth milk.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the government to ensure free education for Dalits as well as people from the indigenous communities and women as guaranteed by the constitution.

MYAGDI, Nov 11: Candidates of various political parties have time and again reached to the Dalit community of Beni Municipality-5, Purunne and assured them of various rights and privileges which were hardly fulfilled. There were days when these fake promises offered some respite to the locals at least till the elections, but not anymore.

KHOTANG, Nov 3: People of the underprivileged Dalit community in Khotang district have expressed great disappointment with the political parties for using them only as a 'vote bank'. During a program organized at Hotel Shuvadin in the district headquarters Diktel on Thursday, Stakeholders of various authorities discussed caste-based discrimination, untouchability and the national and international laws regarding them.

LAHAN, September 12: Dalits are not given a due space while choosing candidacy for major posts by political parties for the upcoming third the phase of local level election in Siraha district.

RAJBIRAJ, Sept 12: In Tirhut Rural Municipality of Saptari, Dalit communities accounts to almost half of the total voters. Despite having 44 percent of the total voting population, ie 7,369 voters out of the total 16,818 voters, none of the political party has given election ticket to Dalit aspirants.

RAJBIRAJ, Sept 12: In Tirhut Rural Municipality of Saptari, Dalit communities accounts to almost half of the total voters. Despite having 44 percent of the total voting population, ie 7,369 voters out of the total 16,818 voters, none of the political party has given election ticket to Dalit aspirants.

Poor Nepali Dalits

July 9, 2017 01:00 am

Only special packages for poverty-reduction among Dalits will bring meaningful change in their lives.

Dalits in leadership

May 22, 2017 00:10 am

JAJARKOT/ BAGLUNG May 22: The local level elections announced after a gap of almost two decades has turned out as a major milestone for Dalit and marginalized communities with many of them securing positions in the local units. A good representation of Dalits in the local units has made the election historic for the Dalit community.

Where Dalits can’t buy milk

April 18, 2017 08:13 am

BAJHANG, April 18: Though Kalpana Nepali is aware her caste can put her in difficult position, it’s not possible for her to avoid it. A resident of Patadeval village last week she was once again traumatized for being a Dalit. A milk seller in the district’s headquarter Chainpur refused to sell milk to her just because she is a Dalit.