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Case filed at SC against PMO alleging exclusion of Dalit representation in current govt (rep 14/05/2024)

Caste discrimination against Dalits is systemic and widespread: Amnesty International report : There is an urgent need to take special measures to improve the situation of Dalit women and girls, the organisation says in a new report (kp 11/05/2024) [see Amnesty International report], Reviewing Amnesty’s report on Dalits : Caste is so sacred for many Nepalis that they would rather go to jail or die than flout caste rules, by Mitra Pariyar (kp 14/05/2024), Who cares? Amnesty International issues scathing report on caste-based discrimination in Nepal (nt 17/05/2024)

Dalit women in local governance : Political parties must understand that quotas don’t ensure adequate and meaningful resources, by Sajhana Tolange (kp 05/05/2024)

Dalits and ritual pollution : Dalit freedom is impossible until they question the beliefs and practices of untouchability in rituals, by Mitra Pariyar (kp 16/04/2024)

Dalit ex-chief of district body alleges caste-based abuse : Somnath Portel accuses Dambar Giri, an ex-vice-chair of Haldibari Rural Municipality, of verbally abusing him with caste-related derogatory words, by Parbat Portel (kp 11/04/2024)

Songs of hate : Singers often overlook controversial subject matters, not least caste and gender discrimination, by Mitra Pariyar (kp 02/04/2024)

Equality For Dalits Remains A Far Cry, by Namrata Sharma (rn 27/03/2024)

Woman consumes poison in National Women Commission premises (kh 25/03/2024)

Nuwakot Dalits: A grim story : Water is considered a superconductor of ‘caste pollution’ in our Hindu-dominated society, by Mitra Pariyar (kp 19/03/2024)

Helvetas Nepal's InElam Project Transforms Dalit Women, by Keshab Poudel (ap 10/03/2024)

Love, a ‘deadly trap’ for Dalits!, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 17/02/2024)

Impoverished Netuwa community seeks recognition and rights as minority Dalit caste : The government provides a Rs4,000 monthly social security allowance to impoverished communities, but Netuwas are deprived of this benefit, by Amrita Anmol (kp 10/02/2024)

Dalit women: empowered or imperilled? We must ensure equitable access to resources to ensure Dalit women’s active political participation, by Samiksha Baral (kp 28/01/2024)

“Musahar Community in Nawalparasi requires immediate attention”, by Brikshya Gautam (kh 18/01/2024)

Silence and shame in Ajit Mijar’s killing : Caste hatred often precipitates caste violence, and hardly any criminal is sentenced to jail , by Mitra Pariyar (kp 09/01/2024)

Absence of Dalits in the private sector : Caste-based preference motivates workers to focus on ‘chakari’ rather than skills, by Abhishek Jha (kp 04/01/2024)

Biting cold afflicts Musahar people (kh 28/12/2023)

A security umbrella for Dalits : To ensure justice for the victims, we must create a neutral force of Dalits that cannot be swayed by politics, by Mitra Pariyar (kp 26/12/2023)

Society discourages Dalits from seeking legal recourse against caste-based discrimination : Most cases of caste discrimination and untouchability rarely go to the police. Such cases are usually settled in the village at the behest of local leaders, by Parbat Portel (kp 16/12/2023)

Dalit lives after Soti judgement : Unless the casteist elements of Hinduism are reformed, no amount of prison sentence will ensure human dignity, by Mitra Pariyar (kp 12/12/2023)

Rukum District Court sentences 24 in Soti incident, imposes life terms held guilty for murder of six (kh 05/12/2023) [Sentencing the Hindu mania that the fundamentalists want to reconstitute as normal!]

Earthquakes and Dalit victims : Natural disasters tend to hurt minorities and poorer sections of society more, by Mitra Pariyar (kp 28/11/2023)

Dalit community comes forward for culture conservation (rep 16/11/2023)

Dom community busy making variety of bamboo wares for Chhath festival (rep 16/11/2023)

No Dashain festivity for Badi community living on river banks (ht 20/10/2023)

Dashain and the Dalits : All their services notwithstanding, Dalits are still forbidden from entering Durga temples, by Mitra Pariyar (kp 17/10/2023)

Children of Musahar communities drawn to school (kh 02/10/2023)

'Dalit community still facing discrimination' (ht 01/10/2023)

Caste in the diaspora : In this age of international migration, caste has become a worldwide phenomenon, by Mitra Pariyar (kp 19/09/2023)

Caste-based discrimination rife in Doti : Dalit rights activists say non-Dalits refuse to interact with them, extend services, rent rooms or even sell them milk, by Mohan Shahi (kp 12/09/2023)

Saraswati casts net wide for justice : A Dalit activist from Nepal gets global recognition for her struggle against systemic discrimination, by Dhanu Bishwakarma (nt 08/09/2023)

Dalit politics: Identity or rights? There is a lack of awareness among youths that the term Dalit is not the same as untouchable, by Mitra Pariyar (kp 05/09/2023)

The outcasts : Nepalis at the grassroots for whom grassroots democracy has not delivered, by Chandra Kishore (nt 01/09/2023)

Caste system and religious conversion in Nepal, by Sushant Nepali (rep 21/08/2023)

Dalit students at a disadvantage in under-resourced community schools : Most villages in Kaski are emptying out due to outmigration with only impoverished Dalits left behind. With no other option, their children go to schools riddled with problems, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 10/08/2023)

Caste-based discrimination persists despite being outlawed in Nepali society : Dalit activists say lax legal provisions pose a significant challenge to swift justice delivery for cases of discrimination, by Rupa Gahatraj (kp 28/07/2023)

Rising Intolerance against Dalits in Nepal, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rep 27/07/2023)

Musahar children deprived of education for lack of birth certificates, by Shambhu Yadav (ae 27/07/2023)

Caste killing progress : Nepali Sarkis could have created luxury leather goods and become another Louis Vuitton, by Mitra Pariyar (kp 25/07/2023)

Dalit’s house torched for eloping with ‘upper-caste’ girl in Jumla : Police have arrested the girl’s brother on charges of criminal arson and caste-based discrimination, by DB Budha (kp 04/07/2023)

Dalit lives must matter, by Shristi Karki (nt 02/06/2023)

3 years after Rukum West killings, kin still await justice : Dalit activists accuse major parties of weakening the case to protect the accused, who are non-Dalits, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 24/05/2023), Justice running late : The justice process in the Rukum West killings should blaze a trail for other caste-killing cases (kp 25/05/2023)

Government’s policies and programmes disappoint the Dalit community : Prime Minister Dahal had made lofty promises but the document barely mentions Dalits, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 22/05/2023)

Cultural revolution needed : People don’t give up caste hatred even when they move from villages to more urban parts of Nepal, by Mitra Pariyar (kp 19/05/2023)

Eruption of Dalit rage : Political parties have little interest in resolving the pressing problems of the Dalit communities, by Mitra Pariyar (kp 07/05/2023)

Dalit Network objects demolition of Badi people’s huts (kh 04/05/2023)

Debating the discourse of discrimination against Dalits with JB Biswokarma : ‘The state must be inclusive, society needs to respect every member of the society equally regardless of gender, caste and ethnicity, and create an environment where everyone can have a dignified life’, interview by Simone Galimberti (nlt 02/05/2023)

Dalit freedom hinges on religious reform : The incompatibility between caste rituals and anti-caste laws has caused inevitable friction in Nepali society, by Mitra Pariyar (kp 27/04/2023)

Inclusion of Dalits, disadvantaged groups still negligible : Experts demand amendment to election laws to ensure inclusiveness as envisioned by the constitution, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 12/04/2023) [And please democratise the Political Parties Act at the same time, which in its present form only serves the authoritarian power of the incompetent party leaders!]

Dalit man insulted for joining feast for ‘upper-caste’ guests : Various political parties, their sister organisations and several social organisations deplored the incident and demanded legal action against the guilty, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 03/04/2023)

Musahar man kills self amid looming eviction : Twenty-four families of Musahars have been living on a piece of land at Kawilasi for the past five decades. They have now been ordered to move out, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 31/03/2023)

Resolution discussed in National Assembly to end discrimination against Dalits (rep 22/03/2023), National Assembly passes resolution to end caste discrimination : The 19-point motion aims to pressure the federal government to work effectively towards ending discrimination and oppression against Dalits (kp 23/03/2023)

Book on political representation of Dalit unveiled in Kathmandu (kh 21/03/2023)

Missing Dalits in research institutions : The issues of Dalits won’t be taken seriously when nobody is in the team to put them forward, by Sagoon Bhetwal (kp 12/03/2023)

Musahar children in Saptari village are still deprived of education : Lack of government identity cards and deprivation are forcing Musahar parents to keep their children away from schools, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 02/03/2023)

Social justice moving backwards : The leaders of the political parties are the biggest obstacles to achieving social justice, by Pradip Pariyar (kp 06/02/2023)

Lack of citizenship pushes Musahars deep into poverty : In 40 households of Shobhapur, more than 50 individuals above the age of 16 do not have citizenship certificates, by Bharat Jargha Magar (kp 02/02/2023)

Baitadi local unit changes names of Dalit settlements to assuage caste discrimination : Residents say name change is a good step but attitudes towards Dalits have not changed, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 17/01/2023)

Dalit Commission Is Working In Collaboration With Local Level, interview with Devraj Bishwokarma (sp 30/12/2022)

November polls fail to ensure fair representation of Dalits : The representation of Dalit community in the newly elected legislature—5.81 percent— is the lowest since the 2008 Constituent Assembly, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 13/12/2022), 15 Dalit leaders elected to HoR under proportional category (kh 15/12/2022)

Deprived and repeatedly duped, Musahars are losing faith in state : The residents of Musahari tole in Dhanusha say party leaders come seeking their votes before every election, but forget about them as soon as they get elected, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 15/11/2022)

Dalit women in Nepali politics: Underrepresented, undermined, discriminated and oppressed : If political parties are really serious about ending the social discrimination, they should not hesitate to provide enough opportunities to Dalit women, by Radha Nepali (nlt 02/11/2022)

Chhath’s essence is equality but Dalits still left out : For Dalits in Bara, the four-day festival was a stark reminder of the discrimination they have been subjected to for decades, by Laxmi Sah (kp 01/11/2022)

How the already-marginalized Dalit community is marginalized in Nepali politics : The representation of the Dalit Community, which accounts for almost 15 percent of the country’s population, in the parliament is expected to fall as only a few Dalit candidates got tickets from major political parties for the upcoming polls, by Laxman Darnal (nlt 31/10/2022)

For Achham’s Badi community, festivals are a grim reminder of poverty : Mangalsen mayor says his local unit has prioritised the community for succour and is working on new uplift plans, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 12/10/2022)

Ward chairman who beat up a Dalit man for entering temple lands in police custody, by Krishna Oli (rep 29/09/2022), Dalit man beaten up for entering temple : Police have detained three people, including ward chair, in connection with the incident, by Arjun Shah (kp 30/09/2022)

Dalit family deprived of govt facilities (ht 29/09/2022)

Dalit politicians being denied tickets : Political parties didn’t field women Dalit candidates in 124 wards in the local elections last May : The number of Dalit mayors decreased by half in 2022 polls compared to 2017, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 15/09/2022)

Applications sought from landless Dalits (ht 15/09/2022)

Dalits refuse to shift, 26 houses dilapidated in Humla, by Rajan Rawat (rn 11/09/2022)

Newly constructed settlement for Musahars in Itahari unoccupied for two and half years (kh 31/08/2022), Newly-built settlement for Musahars in Itahari unoccupied for two and a half years (rep 31/08/2022)

Dalit families living on road for two months in Kailali (ht 27/08/2022)

Derogatory names of Dalits in citizenship papers kick up a row (ht 09/08/2022)

The system changed, but the plight of Badi community did not (rep 10/07/2022)

Marginalized since birth : Despite legal provisions, the births of many Dalit children in the Madhes are not registered, mostly due to a lack of documentation on the part of the parents, by Rajendra Senchurey and Smriti Kafle (rec 28/06/2022)

Sublimation of the subaltern : Chasing the chimaera of emancipation through political ideologies is exhausting and meaningless, by CK Lal (kp 22/06/2022)

Parties are reluctant to ensure fair Dalit representation in politics, report says : Dalit advocacy group’s report regrets dwindling Dalit representation in local governance (kp 21/06/2022)

Fighting discrimination: Everyone's responsibility, by Simone Galimberti (ht 16/06/2022)

Subhash Nepali: ‘Writing helps heal the trauma of caste-based violence’, by Tom Robertson (rec 15/06/2022)

The caste struggle: Discrimination rife despite laws in place : 16 years ago, Nepal was declared free of untouchability and discrimination. But Dalits continue to suffer, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 04/06/2022), Empowering Dalits : We still have a long way to go to end all forms of discrimination because of the cultural mindset (ht 06/06/2022)

No escape from poverty for marginalised Chidimars : This year’s budget has not addressed the crushing poverty of the endangered Chidimars, a community that remains marginalised for generations, struggling to manage basic needs, by J Pandey (kp 04/06/2022)

Constantly spurned, how Dalits united to create history in local elections : A team of independent Dalit candidates wins four out of five seats in Ward 8 of Kanakasundari Rural Municipality in Jumla, including the post of chair, by DB Budha (kp 17/05/2022)

Despite law, Nepal fails to achieve Dalit women representation in wards : Parties say they failed to find candidates, an argument Dalit activists do not agree with, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 10/05/2022)

Baby on her back, Dalit mother on campaign trail : Mina Biswakarma is standing for municipality chair in Myagdi to uplift her community, by Anita Bhetwal (nt 06/05/2022)

Chandrapur adopts door-to-door campaign to make Dalit children attend school : The Education Unit of Chandrapur Municipality says that every possible step would be taken to help parents send their wards to school, by Shiva Puri (kp 30/04/2022)

Dalit youth thrashed to death over dispute (ht 28/04/2022)

Party leaders reach Musahar settlement after five years since last election (kh 21/04/2022) [This proves the whole disinterest of the politicians!], Call for meaningful participation of Dalits in local level polls (kh 22/04/2022)

Dalits demand respectable, proportional representation in upcoming elections (ht 18/04/2022)

Dalit women were elected in numbers. But have they been empowered? Despite holding posts, experience as decision makers was not encouraging as discrimination continued, they say, by Tika R Pradhan and Binod Ghimire (kp 16/04/2022)

Governments come, governments go. Badis’ condition as bad as ever : Ranked at the bottom even among Dalits, generations of Badi have endured extreme socio-economic marginalisation over the past century, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 10/04/2022)

Bajura Gandharvas Living In Makeshift Huts, by Sher Bahadur Sarki (rn 26/03/2022)

Musahar children in Rautahat deprived of formal education and state benefits : Musahar children are deprived of birth and citizenship certificates due to the apathy of local government, guardians say, by Shiva Puri (kp 24/03/2022)

Commercial farming empowers women from a Musahar community in Siraha : Self-employed women from the community are now able to send their children to school, by Bharat Jargha Magar (kp 27/02/2022)

First Dalit woman CDO says caste discrimination is an affront to society : Born as a girl in a Dalit family meant a lot of struggle for this 44-year-old civil servant, who is determined to work towards fighting the social scourge of casteism, by Anup Ojha (kp 20/02/2022), Belated but welcome : Caste-based discrimination is an abomination of our society (kp 22/02/2022)

Whether in Nepal or in the US, caste persists : Prem Pariyar’s advocacy has shed more light on caste-based discrimination in the US but back home, discrimination continues in Nepali universities and colleges, by Pranaya Shamsher JB Rana and Marissa Taylor (rec 17/02/2022)

Dalit Community In Earthquake-Hit Barpak Still Under Makeshift Huts, by Narendra Dhakal (rn 12/02/2022)

How a Dalit activist from Nepal made a US varsity add caste to its discrimination policy : Prem Pariyar says decision by California State University to ban caste discrimination is a major triumph, but the fight against casteism is not over yet, by Ankit Khadgi (kp 09/02/2022)

Girls in Pipalgaun deprived of education : There are more than 30 girls of school-going age in Pipalgaun, a Dalit settlement in Achham, and none of them goes to school as the parents want them at home to help run the household, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 31/01/2022)

SC orders to implement rights for Dalits (kh 31/01/2022)

Musahars on the margins : The Musahar community has long been marginalized and discriminated against, but the Covid-19 pandemic only made things worse, by Rakesh Prasad Chaudhary (rec 19/12/2021)

Dalits living in rented homes hesitant to reveal caste during census : Enumerators say they found many families who were not keen to disclose their last names fearing eviction, by Prakriti Dahal (kp 08/12/2021)

Dhanusha attorney office says no need to probe Musahar’s custodial death : District attorney’s office claims Musahar committed suicide. Family members say he was tortured to death, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/12/2021)

SP Chair Yadav advocates for change in socio-political system for Dalit liberation (kh 06/12/2021)

Dalit representatives complain of social discrimination : Ensuring Dalit rights as fundamental rights is not enough unless they get implemented, Dalit leaders say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/10/2021)

Protest held denouncing killing of Bharatpur’s Bhim Bahadur BK (kh 23/10/2021)

The lived experience of a ‘low caste’ Newa person : For a person belonging to an oppressed caste group, the path to reclaiming and embracing one’s culture and caste isn’t easy, by Ankit Khadgi (kp 23/10/2021)

Despite laws in place, justice still out of reach for Dalits in Nepal : As discrimination and deaths continue, experts say law needs amendment to lift the burden of proof off victims, by Parbat Portel (kp 19/10/2021)

In Bharatpur, a Dalit man gets brutally assaulted and killed for reportedly arguing for Dalits’ right to enter a temple : While Nepal Police say an investigation into the incident is ongoing, many locals, witnesses and rights activists have said that caste-based discrimination was what led to the incident, by Anushka Nepal (nlt 18/10/2021)

Earthquake Victims Of Barpak Dalit  Settlement Await Reconstruction, by Narendra Dhakal (rn 04/09/2021)

Biratnagar to build integrated settlement for Dalits : Biratnagar city, with financial aid from social organisations and lawmakers, is building houses for 145 landless families, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 02/09/2021)

People’s representative from Dalit community tied to a pole and beaten : Police nab 8 on assault allegation (kh 21/08/2021)

A voice from nowhere: Battling for rights away from Kathmandu : Manoj Ram, a Parsa-based Dalit rights activist, believes it’s his moral duty to struggle against all odds for his community, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 12/08/2021)

The Social Enigma behind Untouchability, by Rajaram Bartaula (rep 26/07/2021)

Dalit woman, son thrashed in Siraha (ht 25/07/2021)

Caste persists, nurtured by the state, by Shradha Ghale (rec 30/06/2021)

Dalit rights: No respite at the top. Those in power are allowed to get away with perpetuating atrocities against Dalits, by Deepak Thapa (kp 28/06/2021)

As a Dalit girl is denied a room to rent, an int’l report highlights poor representation of Dalits in  state’s judicial, law enforcement agencies, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 24/06/2021) [see report by American Bar Association - Center for Human Rights (18/06/2021)], Dalit Commission calls for impartial investigation into alleged refusal of a house owner to rent her premises to a woman of the Dalit community : In a statement, it has also questioned the role of the education minister in securing the release of the house owner while the investigation was ongoing (kp 25/06/2021)

The Failed Dalit Struggle : The dream of creating a classless society has remained just a dream. It could never become a reality, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 23/06/2021)

NHRC urges to ensure Dalit’s rights to justice and equality (kh 04/06/2021)

Chain of injustice : The perpetrators of the caste killings in Rukum West are yet to face justice (kp 25/05/2021)

Dalit journalists form international network (ht 03/05/2021)

Caste discrimination still prevalent in Karnali, by lalit Bahadur Budha (ae 22/04/2021)

Law implementation remains weak in cases of caste-based discrimination : A report says police are reluctant to register cases. And even if cases get registered, they lack evidence to back up the claims, which results in low conviction rate, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/03/2021)

17 Dalits killed after introduction of act against untouchability (ht 25/03/2021)

Musahars deprived of land for lack of citizenship (ht 17/03/2021)

Dalit Network urges govt to address Badi people’s problems (kh 11/03/2021)

Address Badis' woes : It is the responsibility of the government to provide basic amenities to the underprivileged groups (ht 05/03/2021), Badi people’s sit-in continues for two weeks : Around 400 people of the Badi community have come to Surkhet for the protest, demanding land plots, by Kalendra Sejuwal (kp 07/03/2021), Badi people end protest after 16 day : Provincial government of Karnali has pledged to address the demands concerning their rehabilitation and reintegration, by Kalendra Sejuwal (kp 1203/2021))

When will Dalit lives matter? Despite voices being raised in the Capital and across the country against the injustices inflicted on Dalit people, their plight remains the same.  The Post takes a look at the events that took shape last year and why they were not enough, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 23/01/2021)

Two Dalit Villages In Bajhang Renamed As Lalitpur And Bhaktapur For Previous Names Indicated Lowest Caste Settlement, by Shailendra Rokaya (rn 21/01/2021)

New rules for providing land to landless Dalits, squatters (ht 23/12/2020)

जात–व्यवस्थाको जाँतोमा मानवअधिकार : अधिकांश राजनीतिक शक्ति दलितमाथि भएका अन्यायविरुद्ध नबोल्नु विभेदकारी जात–व्यवस्थाको पक्षपोषण गर्नु हो [Human rights in the mill of caste system : The fact that most of the political forces do not speak out against the injustice done to the Dalits is to support the discriminatory caste system], by JB Bishwakarma and Rup Sunar (np 10/12/2020)

“I am not angry at what happened to Nabaraj. I am scared that it will happen to me”, by Binayak Sundas (rep 09/12/2020)

Dalit family thrashed in Siraha; one critical (ht 22/11/2020)

सामान्यीकरण : बढ्दो जातीय हिंसा तथा अपराधको कारण . मानव भएर जिउन पाउने नैसर्गिक अधिकार खोसेर समाज र राज्यसत्तामा रमाउनेहरूका विरुद्ध विद्रोह नगरुन्जेल दलित समुदायले सामाजिक न्याय नपाउने निश्चित छ [Generalization: Due to increasing ethnic violence and crime : It is certain that the Dalit community will not get social justice unless it revolts against those who rejoice in society and state power by depriving them of their natural right to live as human beings], by Prakash Bik (ka 18/11/2020)

राजनीतिमा दलित महिला सहभागिता : अहिले करिब ६,६८२ वडासदस्य, २८ प्रदेश सांसद र संघीय संसद्मा १३ जना दलित महिला छन् [Dalit women's participation in politics : At present, there are about 6,682 ward members, 28 state parliamentarians and 13 Dalit women in the federal parliament] , by Tika Kumari Bishwakarma (np 13/11/2020)

Participation of Dalit in media will be prioritized: Minister Gurung (kh 06/11/2020) [You are the only one who believes in this statement! Only male Bahuns are prioritised!]

दलित आयोग गठनमा ढिलाइ : सरकारले कानुन निर्माण प्रक्रियामा दलित आयोगले खेल्न सक्ने भूमिकालाई छल्न खोजेको त होइन , by Sushil BK (ka 03/11/2020)

मधेसमा पिटिएको पिटियै दलित समुदाय : प्रहरी र अदालतमा होइन, कथित पञ्चायतमा टुंगिन्छन् कुटपिटका घटना, by Bhola Paswan (np 02/11/2020)

Local government moves Musahar families to homes without basic amenities : Kankai Municipality has built 14 houses without road connectivity, electricity and water supply, by Parbat Portel (kp 30/10/2020)

Dalits stage protest against violence (ht 16/10/2020)

COVID-19’s impact on Dalit community in Nepal, by Binita Bishwakarma (News Himalaya 14/10/2020), Dalits suffer hardship, discrimination during pandemic, new study finds : A nationwide study on the impacts of Covid-19 pandemic on Dalits shows they have been hit hard because of various measures put in place to contain the spread of coronavirus, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 17/10/2020)

Caste aside, Dalits battle stigma : Nepal’s Dalits say ill-treatment and discrimination is worse among the educated in the city, by Nunuta Rai (nt 09/10/2020)

Musahar people and police clash over forest logging, by Santoh Singh (kp 11/09/2020)

Yet another Dalit death puts spotlight on culture of torture police custody : Family members and rights activists demand investigation into the death of Bijay Mahara detained over a murder case, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/08/2020)

‘I’m shocked it happened to me’. Record-breaking athlete encounters discrimination : Chandra Kala Lamgade, who has represented Nepal in two South Asian Games and an Asian Championship, was allegedly attacked for standing up against caste-based discrimination, by Parbat Portel(kp 28/08/2020)

Seven persons charged with Dalit youth’s murder paraded (ht 21/08/2020)

Dalit lives matter: We do not know how many Nabarajs have to sacrifice their lives in the name of caste if the state fails to come up with the constructive and meaningful strategies to address such issues, by Mandip Lamichhane (rep 20/08/2020)

Untouchability Living With Discrimination, by LB Thapa (rn 18/07/2020)

Blood on the hills: Though insufficient, the parliamentary probe committee's recommendations on the Soti killings must be implemented to provide justice to the victims (kp 16/07/2020)

Police fire warning shots during demonstration by Dalit Struggle Committee: The protest was launched demanding justice for two Dalit youths who died in the past month; one at an isolation centre in Dhanusha and the other in Sabaila police custody, by Santosh Singh (kp 03/07/2020)

Rupandehi District Court remands in custody three people arrested in connection with murder of Dalit teen: Prosecutors filed a charge sheet against the trio on June 21 and presented them before the court on Tuesday, by Sanju Poudel (kp 26/06/2020)

Reports suspect police negligence, political protection for murderers in Rukum killings: They doubt a strong case will be presented to prosecute the perpetrators, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 17/06/2020), Kin of the youths killed in Soti continues protest demanding justice: Protesters demand to scrap of the alleged ‘falsified’ postmortem report, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 17/06/2020), Dalit killings in Rukum village spark outrage over caste discrimination (ht 18/06/2020)

Non-Dalits are not shaken to the core; the response is hollow: Dalit youths, by Anjali Subedi (rep 17/06/2020)

Cases filed against 34 people demanding life imprisonment for Dalit youth killings in Soti: Homicide, attempted homicide and caste-based discrimination and untouchability charges have been filed against them, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 15/06/2020), Relatives of youths killed in Soti question 'ambiguous' post-mortem reports: Protesters accuse doctors of caving under political pressure and vandalise Jajarkot hospital, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 16/06/2020)

In Saptari, a Musahar woman is accused of practising witchcraft and beaten: Despite being beaten bloody with a metal plate, Manjudevi Sada has been ordered by the village panchayat to settle with the perpetrators and not file a case, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 11/06/2020)

For Dalits, love is forbidden: A woman’s family harbors a dislike for an inter-caste marriage only when the groom belongs to a ‘lower caste’. The dislike is greater if he happens to be a Dalit, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 11/06/2020)

Digging for justice: Keep an eye on the parliamentar committee’s probe on Soti killings (kp 10/06/2020), Nawaraj: The spark that will light the fire: Nawaraj was brave. He walked up fearlessly and while outnumbered still tried to reason. This is the courage we will all require. Let his death not go in vain, by Binayak Sundas (rep 10/06/2020)

Discrimination against Dalits continues to stain Nepal’s social fabric: Two recent incidents resulting in the killings of seven Dalit individuals have once again brought to light the uncomfortable fact that caste-based discrimination is alive and well, by Elisha Shrestha and Aditi Aryal (kp 03/06/2020), Parliamentary committee directs formation of Dalit cell in Nepal Police: Panel on law and justice calls for separate unit to deal with cases of caste-based discrimination, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/06/2020)

Soti incident premeditated, a team of provincial assembly members concludes: Karnali state legislators call for an impartial investigation into the Dalit killings and punishment for the perpetrators, by Bhim Bahadur Singh & Hari Gautam (kp 31/05/2020)

How ‘communists’ betrayed Nepal’s Dalits, by Hisila Yami (rep 31/05/2020)

Still untouchable: Navaraj BK and his friends died because he loved an upper-caste girl. He won’t be the last, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 29/05/2020)

UN, AI demand impartial probe into Rukum incident (ht 29/05/2020), Nepal: Bachelet condemns Dalit killings, calls for independent investigation (OHCR 28/05/2020), Nepal: Authorities must deliver justice for Dalit killings (AI 28/05/2020), UN condemns Dalit killings in Rukum (West) and calls for independent probe: Despite constitutional guarantees, impunity for caste-based discrimination and violence remains high in Nepal, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says (kp 29/05/2020)

Bodies of two Dalit men recovered from Bheri River: A Dalit man went to marry a girl from ‘upper-caste’ but her family and villagers chased them into the river, by Hari Gautam and Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 25/05/2020), Serious human rights violations against Dalits reported during lockdown: Parliamentary committee orders the government to book culprits, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 26/05/2020), One more body recovered from the Bheri River on Monday: The third victim was among the 18 who had accompanied Nabaraj BK to Soti in Rukum (West). The deceased Nabaraj was killed in his pursuit of a girl whose family deemed him ‘untouchable’, by Bhim Bahadur Singh & Hari Gautam (kp 26/05/2020), 15 including ward chair arrested in connection with Nawaraj BK’s killing, by Dinesh Kumar Shrestha (ht26/05/2020), Caste-based discrimination ends a beautiful relationship: Even a locally-elected representative was against their relationship, by Lokendra Khanal and Ganesh Bishu (rep 26/05/2020), Government forms team to investigate the death of three youths in Rukum West: Lawmakers have demanded a parliamentary probe committee to study discriminations against Dalits throughout the country (kp 27/05/2020) [This is an extremely severe criminal case, based on Hindu fanatic thinking! Why are representatives from ministries participated? Or are you loking for ways to eliminate outdated Hindu social thinking and behaviour?], Cracks in the melting pot: The various rights bodies need serious political support to truly stamp out discrimination (kp 27/05/2020), Fourth body recovered: from Bheri River: Family members and relatives of the deceased had found the body on Wednesday, by Hari Gautam (kp 28/05/2020), One more body recovered from Bheri River; death toll of Soti incident reaches five: Search is on for another missing person, police say, by Hari Gautam and Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 29/05/2020), Soti incident: Sixth missing body found after 10 days: The deceased along with his 18 friends was attacked by Soti villagers while the group was accompanying Nabaraj BK to bring home his 17-year-old girlfriend as his bride, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 03/06/2020)

Cycle of discrimination: Caste system in Nepal, among other impositions, is one example of how a rudimentary form of thinking that entails divide and conquer subsequently took form of a discriminatory tradition, by Sarans Pandey (rep 18/03/2020)

The media’s portrayal of Dalits is incomplete: Narratives of Dalits as just being victims of caste hierarchy ignores many stories of resistance, by Sarita Pariyar (kp 12/03/2020)

Musahar children are enrolled in schools but only a few go to classes: Officials say despite annual enrolment campaign and mid-day meal programme, children from the Musahar community are not regular to school, by Shiva Puri (kp 05/03/2020)

Caste-based discrimination continues across Nepal: Report: “Dalits are unable to sell dairy products due to superstitious beliefs in society”  (ht 05/03/2020)

Banke Dalits discriminated against on Shivaratri festival: Dalits were barred from offering prayers to Lord Shiva, by Rupa Gahatraj (kp 23/02/2020)

Jesus, Mao or Ambedkar: Who is the best or most suitable to free the Musahars from the bondage of caste domination?, by Pramod Mishra (kp 13/02/2020)

Dalit children drop out of school due to poverty, by Janak KC (rep 06/02/2020)

What can a mere prayer to Saraswati do? Dalits and people from other castes must organise and ask for their right to an equitable education, by Pramod Mishra (kp 30/01/2020)

Jayaprithvi Municipality pays off loans of Badi people: The municipality also plans to run various income-generating programmes to make them financially independent, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 18/01/2020)

Tarai cold wave hits Dalits hard, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 24/12/2019)

A Musahar settlement in Rautahat lacks land to build toilets: Local government-run open defecation free programme fails to take off, by Shiva Puri (kp 21/12/2019)

Impoverished Dalit families in Khamtoli plea for help from state: For lack of education and employment opportunities, most of them are living a life of poverty and destitution, by Tripti Shahi (kp 26/11/2019)

In Rautahat, people from Dalit communities continue to face ostracisation during Chhath celebrations: On a recent ground trip, the Post found that the people from separate castes were celebrating the festival in separate spaces, by Shiva Puri (kp 03/11/2019)

A discrimination case riles up Dalit activists in Morang district: A Dalit rights group has demanded the authorities launch a fair investigation, by Binu Timsina (kp 19/10/2019)

Dalits must unite to institutionalise rights, says Minister Bishwakarma (ht 15/10/2019)

Land Rules amended to benefit landless Dalits (ht 14/10/2019)

Dalits await houses under People’s Housing Programme in Baglung: Although the plan was to construct 109 houses for Dalits in the district last year, construction has been left incomplete due to budget shortage, by Prakash Baral (kp 12/10/2019)

How a Dalit woman fell victim to caste-discrimination in Pokhara, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 03/10/2019)

Discovering caste system, by Shikhar Gurung and Logan Hunnicutt (rep 30/09/2019)

A majority of Musahar children in a Rautahat village don’t go to school: On school days, children from the impoverished community are seen running and playing in the village, by Shiva Puri (kp 28/09/2019)

In Bardiya, even elected Dalit representatives face caste-based bigotry: Untouchability and caste discrimination may have taken a backseat in public places and platforms, but it is still prevalent on an individual level, say Dalits, by Kamal Panthi (kp 25/09/2019)

Times are changing for the dhobis of Kathmandu: With young people pursuing alternative career options and elder people taking up initiatives to modernise the laundry service, the traditional means of laundry is adapting with changing times, by Alisha Sijapati (kp 11/09/2019)

Discrimination against Dalits still rife, continue to be left out of decision making processes: Marginalisation of members of Dalit communities still persists even though several laws and constitution bar discrimination, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 08/09/2019)

Province 2 Dalit empowerment bill: Scholarships, ration cards, health benefits to poor Dalits proposed, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 08/09/2019)

Deuba vents ire against gov't for dissolving Dalit Development Committee, by Kamal Subedi (rep 06/09/2019)

Bhattarai urges Dalits to renounce Hinduism (rep 06/09/2019)

Attendance of Dalit students severely low in Kalikot: Guardians lament that they can’t send their children to school because they need manpower to make a living for the family, by Tula Ram Pandey (kp 02/09/2019)

Dalit women representatives in Pokhara say they continue to face discrimination: The representatives say they are disrespected by colleagues and are often relegated to the sidelines, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 25/08/2019)

Locals lament the 'emptiness' of the historical village of Gairagaun: Gairagaun is where the pioneering Dalit rights activist, Bhagat Sarbajit Bishwakarma, was born and started his activism, by Prakash Baral (kp 20/08/2019)

Man on the lam after ‘thrashing Dalit woman’ arrested, by Ganesh Bishu and Govinda KC (rep 18/08/2019)

Badi women can’t detach themselves from social stigma: From propositions of sex to straight out sexual favours from strange men, Badi women bear the burden of their surnames, by Rupa Gahatraj (kp 29/07/2019)

‘People refuse to rent me a room when I tell them my surname’: New study says despite laws in place, caste-based discrimination is rampant across the country, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/07/2019)

Rise against discrimination: How many Dalits possess land in cities? How many Dalit students are enrolled in top-notch private schools and colleges? How many Dalit politicians are there in higher ranks?, by Sangita Chalise (rep 18/07/2019)

Nepal can lead Dalit empowerment movement, says Indian rights activist (ht 09/07/2019)

No more caves, Badis get registered land, by Lokendra Khanal (rep 03/07/2019)

Dalit settlement to light up for the first time in Dadeldhura: Dalit households in Ganyapdhura had been living in darkness for lack of financial resources to connect to electricity, by Pant (kp 02/07/2019) [???]

Dalit women representatives and decision making: They are entering positions of power in their own right, not thanks to the quota system, and need to be respected, by Sarita Pariyar (kp 27/06/2019)

Nurse accuses colleagues of practicing caste-based discrimination, by Sandesh Shrestha (rep 24/06/2019)

Capitalism and Dalits: When capitalism stands supreme, the caste order will loosen its grip. Dalits must trust capitalism as a crusader against caste-based discrimination, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 22/06/2019)

Casteism is so deeply entrenched, not even law can deter it: Elected representatives from Dalit communities say they are discriminated by their own colleagues (kp 19/06/2019)

New bill curtails  Dalits’ right to  education: Activists, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 15/06/2019)

Dalits used as ‘vote banks’ by parties forgotten after elections, by Pant (kp 06/06/2019)

Caste discrimination still a hindrance for Dalits, by Binod Pariyar (rep 05/06/2019)

Musahars in Siraha forced to drink contaminated water (ht 29/05/2019)

Musahar families denied access to water after an intercaste marriage dispute, by Binu Timsina (kp 16/05/2019)

One’s identity, one’s pride: No need for consolation, by Mim Bahadur Pariyar (ht 07/05/2019)

Sanskrit for Dalits: In the past, untouchables were not allowed to read and write Sanskrit. Sanskrit was considered to be the subject meant only for Brahmins.The situation has not changed, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 07/05/2019)

Two arrested for misbehaving with and thrashing "low-caste" principal (rep 06/05/2019)

Caste-based discrimination still prevalent in Dolpa schools, by Bishnu Prasad Devkota (rep 02/05/2019)

Untouchability thriving in rural Bajura (ht 26/04/2019)

Non-Dalits attend wedding but skip feast: Committee formed to investigate the matter, by Binod Pariyar (rep 23/04/2019), Wedding guests apologize to Dalit family for boycotting feast (rep 28/04/2019)

84 Dalit families to get homes under housing programme: A budget of Rs 10.8 million has been allocated in the current fiscal for the project, by Sangita Timilsena (kp 21/04/2019)

Why Dalits convert: Dalits are strong Hindu believers but they have been segregated and are not allowed to enter Hindu temples while other castes are, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 14/04/2019) [The Bahun and Chhetri 'leaders', especially those from RPP and Nepali Congress, are against conversion and pro Hindu state only because they want to preserve the discrimination and servitude of the Dalits!!]

Musahar settlement in Rautahat at risk of flood, by Shiva Puri (hkp 10/04/2019)

Dalit priests arein charge of Salmuni Temple in Doti village, by Mohan Shahi (kp 09/04/2019)

Storm-hit Dalits living under open sky, by Prabhat Kumar Jha (ht 04/04/2019)

Campaign against casteism: Reframing the narrative around caste-based discrimination warrants a different outlook, by Rajendra Senchurey (kp 24/03/2019)

Read, write and bring about changes: The Dalit voice is seldom heard in the mainstream, but its time we changed that, by Subhash Nepali (kp 10/03/2019)

Nepal’s Badi community finds itself in a bottomless pit of despair: Although the community is slowly weaning off the world’s oldest profession to keep their  hearths burning, they are also struggling to shrug off the history they are burdened with, by Basanta Pratap Singh and Dipesh Khatiwada (kp 03/03/2019)

The moment of truth: Dalits see converting to Christianity as an escape from the caste system, by Rajani Maharjan (kp 03/03/2019) [Probably this is one of the most important reasons why a number of male Tagadharis call for a return to Hindu state: They want to keep the Dalits under suppression and exclusion!]

Dalits in Bajhang shut down meat shops as non-Dalits refuse to buy, by Jagat Khadka (rep 26/02/2019)

Badi community threatens protest (ht 13/02/2019)

A Dalit settlement awaits land ownership for over four decades, by Govinda KC (rep 12/02/2019)

Justice deferred for Dalits: Many reports have pointed out that the police hardly register the cases of crimes of caste-based discrimination and rarely carry out investigation, by Saraj Ray (rep 06/02/2019)

From tika to ashes: There are layers upon layers of injustice in the rape of Dalit women, by Sarita Pariyar (kp 25/01/2019)

Dalit community practises untouchability, by Mohan Budhair (kp 22/01/2019), Caste-based discrimination rampant, by Tularam Pandey (kp 22/01/2019)

Third space of conversationIt should be a space for transformation for Dalits and non-Dalits, men and women, by Sanjeev Uprety (kp 13/01/2019)

Badis urge govt to implement decade-old agreement, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 09/01/2019)

Unlike others, Mushahar children inherit debt, by Upebndra Lamichhane (rep 05/01/2019)

Dalit homestay blazes a trailin fighting ‘untouchability’: Community homestay, started two years ago by Dalits, has housed tourists from 18 countries, by Pratap Rana and Bibhu Luitel (kp 29/12/2018)

‘Untouchability’ culture among Dalits weakens anti-discrimination drive, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 28/12/2018)

Dalit settlement sold after ward chair errs (ht 17/12/2018) [????]

Girl disowned by in-laws for being Dalit, husband out of contact since months, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 16/12/2018)

Dalit ward members excluded from decision-making, by Pushparaj Joshi (rep 27/11/2018)

No festive joy forMusahar families in Bishariya: Festivals are only for the well-off families, Musahar people barely manage two square meals a day, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 15/10/2018)

Groups clash in Bara after boy teases priest (kp 13/09/2018)

Enduring importance of Darnal: Suvash Darnal was an ardent and effective spokesman against caste discrimination, by Carl Gershman (kp 28/08/2018)

Dalit kids yet to get nutrition allowance (ht 23/08/2018)

Landless Dalits to get land (ht 23/08/2018)

Activist honoured for helping cause of landless Dalits (kp 16/08/2018)

Dalit family agrees to return home after security assurance, by Akson Rai (rep 16/08/2018)

Cops beat up Dalit man 'without reason' (rep 15/08/2018) [Cops don't have the right to beat anybody, espexcially not the downtrodden Dalits!!]

Badis in Bajhang turn to begging to feed themselves: Poverty, illiteracy and unemployment are rife among Badi people, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 06/08/2018)

Hypocritical politicians sustain caste system: Dalits, by Jagat Khadka (rep 06/08/2018)

Woman sacked by school ‘for being Dalit’ seeks justice (kp 04/08/2018)

Court jails two persons for assaulting Dalits (kp 12/07/2018)

Dalit leaders warn of stir over commission criteria (kp 27/06/2018) [related to Province 2]

Appointment of Dalit cook halts mid-day meal programme (ht 14/06/2018), Shameful act: That caste-based discrimination and untouchability still continue in the country in this day and age is but a national shame (ht 15/06/2018)

Darnal Award selects Baitadi activist (kp 10/06/2018) [on Saraswati Nepali]

Casteism denies Dalit lawmaker rental apartment in Kathmandu (kp 05/06/2018), Dalit MP’s difficulties in renting quarters in capital (rep 05/06/2018)

Dalit ward member killed, three women held (kp 05/06/2018), Dalit ward member dies after beating by paramor's children, by Anjali Subedi (rep 06/06/2018)

Province 2 organizes conference to discuss the prosperity of Dalits, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 26/05/2018), Dalits should launch organised protest for their rights: CM Raut (ht 27/05/2018)

Badis turning to Christianity to ‘overcome poverty, caste discrimination’, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 15/05/2018)

Doms still treated as ‘untouchables’ (ht 09/05/2018)

Casteised economy: State failed to support traditional leather makers even as leather industry booned, by Subhash Nepali (kp 22/04/2018)

Dalits still treated as ‘untouchables’ (ht 20/04/2018)

Exclusion story: In Nepal, nobody wants to take responsibility for the injustice perpetrated in the name of caste and gender in the past, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 19/04/2018)

Water shortage in Musahar settlement, by Shiva Puri (kp 14/04/2018)

We shall overcome: Dalits still face discrimination due to state-protected ideology and undeclared exclusion in politics and profession, by Dhana Bahadur Mijar (kp 25/03/2018)

Dalits enter temple for first time in 960 years, by Bishnu Prasad Devkota (rep 25/03/2018)

Times change, mindsets don’t: For how many more years will the people need to wait to see an inclusive Nepal?, by Raj Pariyar (kp 23/03/2018)

Girls of Badi community being deprived of school education (ht 17/03/2018)

Still in the dark ages, by Prakash Bhattarai (kp 01/03/2018)

No toilets for Dalits in ODF Rukum, by Ganesh BK (20/02/2018)

Damai community struggling for livelihood, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 12/02/2018)

Badi MP hopes to uplift her community, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 04/02/2018)

Uma Devi Badi: An epitome of struggle, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 13/01/2018)

Mushahar's endless suffering in no man's land, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 11/01/2018)

Dalits hit hard as temperature  plummets (ht 09/01/2018)

Musahars take to vegetable farming (ht 30/12/2017)

Dom families in Saptari have no land to build latrines (ht 28/12/2017)

Dalit presence in Parliament still seen as tokenism, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 22/12/2017), Protect political rights of Dalits: NHRC chair (ht 23/12/2017)

Badi voters seek guarantee of permanent settlement, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 25/11/2017), Musahar community  neglected by candidates in Bara, by Pushpa Raj Khatiwada (ht 25/11/2017)

Dalit leaders demand fair distribution of tickets in second phase elections (ht 28/10/2017)

16 Dalit families receive land deeds (kp 18/10/2017)

Dalits in Saptari disappointed over election ticket snub: 'Political parties have taken us only as vote banks', by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 12/09/2017)

Dalit women come forward to assume leadership (kp 10/09/2017)

Remembering Ambedkar in Bangalore: Nepali Dalits lack the generations of affirmative action through reservations in politics, the civil service and other state organs, by David Gellner (kp 31/07/2017)

Where’s the will? The constitution is largely Dalit-friendly but sadly few of its implementers, by Dhana Bahadur Mijar (rep 24/07/2017)

Written by the winners: Things are improving for the Dalits, but not fast enough; we must do more to ensure an inclusive state, by Dhana Bahadur Mijar (kp 20/07/2017)

Dalit candidate elected Dhangadi mayor, by DR Panta (kp 09/07/2017), Nripa Bahadur Od: The first dalit mayor of a sub-metropolis, by Dil Bahadur Chhantyal (rep 09/07/2017)

Poor Nepali Dalits: Only special packages for poverty-reduction among Dalits will bring meaningful change in their lives, by Hira Vishwakarma (rep 09/07/2017)

Livelihood training empowering Dalit women in rural areas (ht 08/07/2017)

Dalit beaten for entering temple (kp 29/06/2017), Dalit thrashed for entering temple in Bode Barsain Municipality (ht 29/06/2017)

Dalit fined Rs 2,000 for touching cowshed, by Krishna Oli (rep 26/06/2017)

Caste-based discrimination, untouchability punishable (ht 25/06/2017)

Badi women continue to be deprived of citizenship, by Anita Shrestha (ht 01/06/2017)

Musahars deprived of allowance for not having toilets, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 01/06/2017)

Houses for Dalits limited to paper (ht 25/05/2017)

Come, all ye faithful: Why would Dalits stand outside a closed door when the next one says welcome?, by Rajendra Senchurey (kp 23/05/2017)

Dalits in leadership: Dalit community is hopeful that they will no more have to fight for their rights, by Janak KC and Sangam Gharti Magar (rep 22/05/2017)

Technically included, practically left out: The number of Dalit candidates for top jobs in municipal and village councils is near zero despite commitments for inclusion in the constitution and party documents, by Bhola Paswan (The Record 13/06/2017)

Food, shelter, clothes our main concerns: Badi locals, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 11/05/2017)

Dalit women candidates face discrimination, by Janak Nepal, Tularam Pandey and LP Devkota (kp 09/05/2017)

Disastrous discrimination: Dalits left behind as Nepal slowly recovers from the earthquake two years ago, by Patrick Barron (nt 21/04/2017)

Badi kids out of school in Bajhang, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 19/04/2017)

Caste discrimination: Where Dalits can’t buy milk, by Jagat Khadka (rep 18/04/2017)

Dhurmus Suntali Foundation gifts homes to Musahar community, by Bharat Jargha Magar (kp 15/04/2017), Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation gifts 53 new houses to Musahars, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 15/04/2017), A New Year Gift To Mushar, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 15/04/2017)

The pariah problem: PM Dahal’s suggestion that discrimination against Dalits will end with federalism is too simplistic (kp 14/04/2017)

Musahar community at mercy of kala-azar, by Santosh Sigh (rep 12/04/2017)

Mahottari Musahars to get brand new homes, by Mahesh Kumar Das (ht 12/04/2017)

Water crunch hits Udayapur Dalit settlement (ht 11/04/2017)

Govt moves to address Musahars’ woes: Long deprived of drinking water, the community now gets tube-well, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 08/04/2017)

A Dalit caste’s struggle for toilet, by Madan Thakur (rep 06/04/2017)

New homes, New Year for Musahars (kp 03/04/2017)

Neighbours thrash Dalit boy for entering kitchen, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 01/04/2017)

Dom youth from Rautahat clears PSC examination (ht 01/04/2017)

The never ending miseries of Musahars, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 01/04/2017)

Dalits in civil service: They got in through seat quotas, but they are no less capable and skilled than others, by Pradeep Pariyar (kp 28/03/2017)

Dalit children crush stones to buy books, by Janak KC (rep 22/03/2017)

Untouchability: Still entrenched; The state should apologize for its historically inhumane treatment of the Dalit community, by David Kainee (rep 21/03/2017)

13 years on, society yet to accept Maoist leader who married a Dalit girl, by Ram Hari Gajurel (rep 08/03/2017)

Devoid of aid, Badi women continue sex trade (ht 05/03/2017)

PM pledges to raise Dalit issues at UN (kp 28/02/2017)

Conference on Dalit concerns starts in Capital (kp 26/02/2017)

Musahars submit memo to PM, by Santosh Singh (rep 20/02/2017), Musahars lament lack of land ownership certificate, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 21/02/2017)

Questioning the Questions: Caste struggle against structural minds: Let’s challenge the system by re-imagining, redefining, re-narrating and retelling our story, by Sarita Pariyar (kp 18/02/2017)

The marginalised: Toilet and school, still a dream for Musahars, by Santosh Singh (rep 14/02/2017)

2 temple priests held for abusing Dalit worshipper (kp 08/02/2017)

Less equal: We must aim for a socially inclusive country that ensures the welfare of a broad section instead of serving few elites, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 17/01/2017)

Battling illiteracy: Youths launch tuition classes for community's children, by Santosh Singh (rep 09/01/2017)

Badis protest in Kailali demanding support (kp 08/01/2017)

The Dalit Question: The least well-meaning Nepalis can do is acknowledge that caste discrimination has occurred structurally against the Dalits in the past, by Shreya Paudel (kp 07/01/2017)

Dalit community submits 5-point demand to PM (kp 30/12/2016)

Home ministry tells DAO to study reality of needy Dalit kids (ht 27/12/2016)

Make it a crime: The state should do more to end discrimination against Dalits because the people won’t, by Dhana Bahadur Mijar (kp 23/12/2016)

National Dalit Commission: Panel starts taking suggestions on bill (kp 21/12/2016)

Winter hits poor Dalit households, by Shankar Acharya (kp 15/12/2016)

Caste in doubt: If the struggle is for the rights of everyone, how can that ‘everyone’ not include Dalits?, by Deepak Thapa (kp 01/12/2016)

Dalits demand additional budget (kp 27/11/2016)

Displaced Badis yet to return home (ht 19/11/2016)

Classes being run for Dalit girls, by Byas Shankar Upadhyay (ht 13/11/2016)

Capturing a community’s quest for dignity: Dalit: A Quest for Dignity touches upon three important axes—gender, law and literacy—that require immediate attention if the practice of hereditary discriminations is to be unravelled, by Kurchi Dasgupta (kp 16/10/2016)

Dalits deprived of social security allowance (ht 14/10/2016)

Dalit man from Bajhang tortured for ‘defiling temple’ (kp 04/10/2016)

Allures of respectability: Ambedkar’s call to “educate, agitate and organize” is applicable for all dominated groups everywhere, by CK Lal (rep 22/08/2016)

Chamar receives Darnal Award, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 16/08/2016), Together we stand: The Darnal award to Chamar shows the marginalised of the hills and the Madhes have a common agenda to pursue, by Pramod Mishra (kp 18/08/2016)

A consummate democracy activist: Suvash knew that real change would require activist institutions of civil society capable of collective action, by Carl Gershman (kp 16/08/2016) [on Suvash Darnal]

Sorry about that: Madhesi social activists have started a campaign apologising for past discrimination, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp 31/07/2016)

Badi community struggling (ht 06/07/2016)

Still talking: Caste-based discrimination and untouchability persist in different parts of Nepal despite efforts to promote equality, by Kirpa Ram Bishwakarma (kp 15/06/2016)

Funds shortage stalls housing programme (kp 06/06/2016)

Caste-based Discrimination Of Dalit Children, by Roshan Kumar Jha (rn 28/05/2016)

Badi women demand security, by Kamal Panthi (kp 25/05/2016)

Lack of roads isolate Musahar village (ht 22/05/2016)

Badis upset by rehab delay: Warn of protest to stir the government into action to implement the eight-year-old plan; In 2008, the government had decided to provide land and teach income-makingskills to Badi people (kp 19/05/2016)

Saptari Dalit families fear destitution (ht 04/05/2016)

Panchthar Dalits vow to stamp out caste-based discrimination, by Laxmi Gautam (ht 24/04/2016)

Badis in Kailali turning to Christianity for variety of reasons, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 07/04/2016)

Fighting discrimination: Dalits are deprived from exercising their human rights, by Bharat Nepali (rep 21/03/2016)

Dalits in Saptari deprived of social security allowance (ht 17/03/2016)

Caste away: Untouchability and discrimination cannot be ended without strong state intervention, by Ratna BK (kp 13/03/2016)

Writing for change: Dalits should write their own stories; Writers from other communities cannot capture their feelings, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 27/02/2016)

Civil society demands proportional representation of Dalit community (ht 21/02/2016)

Double trouble: The Dalit community has faced discrimination in relief distribution after the Great Quake, by Raj Pariyar (kp 30/12/2015)

Dalits recommend to end untouchability (kp 28/12/2015)

Kailali Dalit women take social leadership (ht 24/02/2015)

Discourse on dignity: The first step to dignifying Dalits is to consistently address Dalit issues, by Steven Folmar (rep 08/10/2015)

Double jeopardy: Upper caste people use their social, economic and political power to silence the Dalit women, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 12/09/2015)

Ensure Dalit rights in statute: Dalit Civil Society (ht 12/09/2015)

Dalit blues: The draft constitution has taken a step back from the Interim Constitution when it comes to Dalit's rights, by David Kainee (rep 17/08/2015), Rights of the Dalits, women have indeed been reduced, interview with Baburam Bhattarai (kp 17/08/2015)

Paying a moral debt: We need to support Dalits in their struggle to better their economic and social status, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 16/08/2015)

Dalits stage alertness rally (ht 16/08/2015)

Police help Dom family gain access to village well, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 06/08/2015), Dalits barred from well: Ministry seeks clarification from Siraha authorities (kp 08/08/2015), Rights groups clamour for legal remedy to Dom family, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 08/08/2015)

Dalits in Gulmi village unable to sell milk, by Bishal Bhattarai (ht 06/08/2015)

Dalits suffer due to lack of sec school (ht 03/08/2015)

Lantern rally for Dalit rights (ht 02/08/2015)

We’ve had enough: The new constitution should empower Dalits and break the legacy of discrimination, by Dhana Bahadur Mijar (kp 26/07/2015)

Neglected Badi community in a lurch, by Bharat Koirala (kp 15/06/2015)

Dalits: Empower them; Earthquake taught us that we are just a puppet in the hands of existence, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 13/06/2015)

Time to say sorry: As a successor to the state that entrenched untouchability, it behooves our govt to apologise to Dalits, by Deepak Thapa (kp 23/04/2014)

Broken dreams: There is a need to critically discuss the Dalit movement in Nepal to move forward, by Santosh Pariyar (kp 19/04/2015)

Demand for rehabilitation of Badi women (kp 07/04/2015)

Dalits changing caste for shelter (ht 06/04/2015)

Caste-based discrimination rife among Dalits: BK family refuses to accept daughter-in-law whose caste is Nepali (ht 29/03/2015)

Plight of untouchables: I was beaten black and blue by upper caste people when I attended a religious ceremony as a child, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 28/03/2015), Dirty design: Division of labor is strategy of upper-caste people to dominate, divide and rule over the lower castes, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 11/04/2015)

Eight houses gutted in Dalit settlement (ht 11/03/2015)

Poor sanitation among Madhesi Dalits attributed to extreme poverty, by Nirjana Sharma (rep 14/02/2015)

Dalits demand ‘or’ provision on citizenship (kp 05/02/2015)

Dalit children deprived of education in remote Mugu, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 27/01/2015)

Dalit students declining in govt schools (ht 27/01/2015)

Documents / Websites

“No-one cares”: Descent-based discrimination against Dalits in Nepal, report by Amnesty International 2024

Challenges for Dalits in South Asia’s Legal Community. Chapter I: Dalit Justice Defenders in Nepal, by American Bar Association - Center for Human Rights (18/06/2021)

Dignity Initiative, a Kathmandu-based not-for-profit, not-government organisation, which works on knowledge production on the issues of social exclusion and human rights of Dalits

International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN)

Dalit Representation in National Politics of Nepal, by Krishna Khanal, Frits Sollewijn Gelpke and Uddhab Prasad Pyakurel. Kathmandu: Nepal National Dalit Social Welfare Organisation 2012

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