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Demand for rehabilitation of Badi women

  • Rastriya samachar samitee
- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Apr 6, 2015-Rights activists have demanded implementation of the agreement signed in 2065 BS regarding rehabilitation of the Badi women.

At a programme organised on the third establishment day of the Badi Community Uplift Development Committee here on Monday, Badi rights activists said

that Badi women have been compelled to return back to their customary profession of flesh trade for lack of implementation of past agreements signed by the government time and again for the rehabilitation of Badi women.

An agreement was signed between the then government and Badi community in 2063 BS after Badi women staged a sit-in at Singha Durbar for 45 days, demanding their rehabilitation.

The population of Badi community is 36,600, as per the census carried out in 2068 BS.

On the occasion, Chairman of the Rastriya Dalit Mukti Morcha, close to the UCPN (Maoist), Daljit Shreepaili, complained the state has neglected the Badi community. Similarly, Executive Director of the Oppressed, Suppressed Dalit Class Development Committee, Chandra Bahadur Bishwokarma, member

of the National Dalit Commission, Kopila BK, Dalit rights activists Padam Sundas and Sahek Bishwokarma, among others expressed their views.

Published: 07-04-2015 14:16

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