The Himalayan country Nepal has about 20% of her
27 million population still suffering from age-old socio-economic and
political oppressions due to discrimination based on hierarchical Hindu caste
system. The forms of these oppressions are manifold; "untouchability" is the most outrageous one, which is
a grave crime against humanity. It is only recently that hardships and
atrocities meted out to Dalits in the country have
started to surface out. Due to the struggle put forward by Dalit movement of Nepal more effetively from the beginning the 21st century, a little
attention has been apparently paid to the contemporary issues of Dalits. However, Dalits, as
they still are excluded from the socio-economic and political mainstream in
the country, are an entity very little known to the outside world.
This website aims to bring out the ground
realities, contemporary issues and relevant information serving as a resource
database relating to Nepalese Dalits in efforts of
contributing to three steps in the path of their upliftment,
"education, organization and struggle" as laid down by Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar.
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Nepali Dalits represented in the 6th US
On Thursday, October 6, 2005, a delegation of NASO Community led by its President Dharam Bishwokarma, with its
members Bishnu Pariyar, Sharda Khati, Sitaram (Chandra) Bishwakarma
and Prakash Nepal represented Nepali Dalits to the 6th US Congressional Hearing on Caste and Untouchability. >>>More
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THE MISSING PIECE
OF PUZZLE: CASTE DISCRIMINATION AND THE CONFLICT IN NEPAL
August 11, 2005: Caste discrimination is a root cause and an insidious
consequence of the civil war in Nepal, the Center for Human Rights and
Global Justice, New York University School of Law charged in a
new report released today. The conflict will remain unresolved without a
sustained commitment to ending caste-based abuses.
65-page report, titled %u201CThe Missing Piece of the Puzzle: Caste
Discrimination and the Conflict in Nepal,%u201D exposes the as yet
undocumented impact of the civil war on Nepal%u2019s most vulnerable
citizens: Dalits or so-called untouchables. The
report was released in Geneva today during the
two-week meeting of the U.N. Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection
of Human Rights.
Analysis of Dalits in Nepal
An in-depth analysis report
on the current situation, as a part of National Dalit
Strategy Report prepared for National Planning Commission, The HM's
Government, Kathmandu, Nepal by
Dilli Ram Dahal, Yogendra Bahadur Gurung, Bidhan Acharya, Kamala Hemchuri &
Dharma Swarnakar (2002).
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Inter-caste marriage, a way to
Bride Laxmi Achhami [Sarki] and Groom Madan Khatri during their wedding
[Photo: Narendra/DWO, Info Source: Dinesh Kumar Pariyar/ DWO]
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