Tag Archives: Dalit

OHCHR goes public on critiquing status of Dalits

About time… Continued plight of the ‘untouchables’ They occupy the lowest levels of strict, hierarchical caste systems founded on notions of purity, pollution and inequality. They face marginalization, social and economic exclusion, segregation in housing, limited access to basic services … Continue reading

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Discrimination against Dalits finally recognised in EU

Why has it taken until 2012 for the Europeans to wake up to this happening? European Parliament adopts historic resolution on Dalits Full EU Dalit Resolution > A strongly worded resolution on caste discrimination in India was debated and adopted … Continue reading

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Right to access water and Dalits

Always wondered whether the shortening of Bishwa Karma to BK is okay or not? Nepal: Dalits beaten for requesting access to drinking water Two Dalits Karna Bahadur BK and Bimala BK in Dailekh district have been beaten for requesting access … Continue reading

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Hindus protect Hinduism by pushing Christian concept of blasphemy

It’s pretty shocking when those defending Hinduism pinch an Abrahamic concept like blasphemy and try and force it locally. These people have clearly never read the Sutras because if they had, they would realise that unlike the Bible or the … Continue reading

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Murders for marriages

Sad story: NEPAL: Killing of a young man due to inter-caste love affair yet to be properly investigated five months on ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-104-2012 19 June 2012 ——————————————————————— NEPAL: Killing of … Continue reading

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Dalits once again victims of the UN

Has India once again got in the way of IDSN from registering with the UN? UN Committee on NGOs accredits 129 NGOs, defers 130 The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) held its resumed session in New York from 21-31 of May 2012. … Continue reading

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High number of statelessness rumbles on

Seven per cent is a huge number of people remaining stateless, particularly after the previous-previous-previous(?) government’s promise to deal with it. NEPAL: Undocumented residents excluded from state services KATHMANDU, 17 May 2012 (IRIN) – Some 7 percent of Nepal’s almost … Continue reading

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Gurung Kakshapati photographs

The Rights Exposure has done an interesting interview with Nayantara Gurung Kakshapati from photo.circle whose beautiful photos of men and women recently appeared in the Nepali Times.  

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Treaty findings and recommendations for Dalits

Two good resources from IDSN for those interested in the treaty observations and recommendations regarding Dalits: UN_TBOverview UNTB_Overview1_Apr2010

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Al Jazeera video on Dalits

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