Stories Tagged 'Dalit'
The day the Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government made a controversial decision to lower the age bar for elderly allowance, the caretaker government also brought down the minimum age of Dalits and single women to claim the social security allowance, it has come to light.
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Dalits are likely to tip the ballance when Baitadi goes to the federal and provincial assembly polls, with one in eight Baitadi residents coming from the excluded community.
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In the third week of July, when I had planned to be in a village in mid-Western Nepal, I found myself instead in Bangalore, as a guest of the Government of Karnataka, attending a massive conference entitled ‘Reclaiming Social Justice, Revisiting Ambedkar’, on the 126th birth anniversary of the great Dalit leader Bhimrao Ambedkar. Could there be
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A woman candidate, who filed her nomination for ward member in Dhunibesi VDC-3 of Dhading district under the woman Dalit quota, for the local level elections committed suicide on Tuesday.
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A nine-year-old boy was beaten black and blue by a neighbouring family on Wednesday in Kunathari of Surkhet district.
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The incident is a classic example of how Dalits are still not only discriminated against but also easily manipulated even more than 25 years after caste discrimination was outlawed.
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