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The following is a series of case stories of human rights violations, atrocities and injustices meted out to Dalit people of Nepal on daily basis.
Water tap incidents rife
becomes another victim of tap water untouchability.
The incident happened on 9th of May 2005 early in the morning in the Chandrapur of Pattharkot
Renu couldn’t bear the torture meted out
to her, and approached Downtrodden Upliftment Society
(DUS) of Hariwan, Sarlahi,
which is a member organization of DNF for help to get justice. DUS informed the
local police to charge Shila Devi.
Police Station forwarded two letters to the
Again in the 26th May and 2nd June the same incident repeated. This time there was one more lady named Yonjanni along with Shila Devi. So, this practice seemed to increase day to day.
DUS in the association of DNF and other Human Rights Organization arranged a peace rally in the 11th of June in the same village. But the so called high caste people of same village interrupted the rally and started hitting the participants of the peace rally with sticks and bamboos. As a result of which 17 year old Uttam Pariyar, one of the participants, was badly injured.
In the of 12th of June, Narbu Lama, Mangal Singh and Darlami Kale threatened the Dalits that they would rape the Dalit females, hurt, kill to other who so ever raises this issue.
DNF to support this movement has visited National Human Rights Commission & National Dalit Commission, today on the 14th June, to inform the incident and ask for necessary actions. DNF is also planning to meet Ministry of Home tomorrow to take necessary action on this incident.
The practice of untouchability and increasing abuse upon Dalits in public water taps must stop! All the concerned organizations and individuals should get organized with a common voice should get organized to combat the social evils of this practice.
Report by Pratik Pande [
Continuing Dalit atrocity must be condemned
A 17 years old girl of Bishwakarma Caste has been physically assaulted by members
of a so called upper caste family of her neighborhood in Lekhanath
Municipality of Kaski district. She was seriously
injured making her unconscious. One of the key family members who assaulted her
is no other than Hemant Shahi,
who was the elected Chief of a Ward Committee of a now dissolved
It is another ridiculously outrageous case that the victim was accused of having touched the water pot of the so called higher caste neighbours while she was herself filling the water from the common water tap. It is reported that police and human rights activists have been informed of the incident. More on this story [The Kantipur daily]
Report by: Rupesh Silwal based on the news report by Prem Nepali.
households in Ramechhap Sukajaur
Victim of casteist husband now a disabled
Anita, a resident of
Excesses and Violence against Dalits Continue on…
people have their ways to commit excesses of caste discrimination on dalits in many hill districts of
If a dalit drinks a cup of tea with the milk from a buffalo belonging to non-dalit homestead, buffalo cow’s mammary glands will go sore and the blood will flow out from her teats even if the dalit person would not have seen the buffalo. This is an outrageous but very common reason in many hill districts for many non-dalit households not to sell or give away milk outside their close family circle. This is one thing that any responsible and functioning government can change without much difficulty through both regulatory provision and extension education. For a true story of a related incident reported from far-western district (in Nepali press), please click here >>> The Kantipur News (Nepali)
If any member of a dalit family does something wrong in a village in