When we reached the village where the Chepangs lived, I saw houses supported by wooden logs and many of these had roofs barely covered with grass. Kids were barefoot and clad in torn and tattered clothes.
Elitism has an inverse relationship with the underprivileged and marginalized. However, many people often rise to the ranks of elitism championing the cause of the underserved and downtrodden. But most of them transform into defenders of elites or establishments in no time. Power and influence play hide and seek with them. This mostly coincides with the rise and fall of political establishments and cultural and social forces of the day.
KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Various constitutional bodies formed to protect and promote the rights of women and other marginalized groups in the country have been facing difficulties carrying out their mandated work due to budget crunch and shortage of personnel, officials said.
GULMI, Sept 24: Nepali Congress (NC) central member Chandra Bhandari has announced to construct houses to the marginalized Bote, Majhi and Dalit settlements scattered in different parts of the district.
KATHMANDU, June 21: The local level elections this year have witnessed the emergence of new leaders from various walks of life. The inclusive spirit seen in the first round of elections has continued in the second phase also. Here are two representative cases that reflect the depth of inclusiveness political parties has adopted themselves to:
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.