Minister Bishwakarma seeks unity among dalits to institutionalise rights

Kathmandu  , 14 Oct : Minister for Youth and Sports Jagat Bahadur Bishwakarma has sought unity among Dalits to institutionalize achievements of the Dalit community so far. 

Inaugurating a two-day international summit on ‘the role of caste-based discrimination in elimination of Nepali migrants’ here today, the Minister insisted on the implementation of Dalit rights enshrined by the constitution. He went on to say that the constitution had guaranteed almost all rights of dalits, but their enforcement continued as a challenge, speaking of the unity of all in the Dalit community at home and abroad and to a stage toward a struggle that ended.

He spoke of the need for systematising and modernizing Dalit occupations to make them international.

Similarly, Nepali Congress central member Man Bahadur Bishwakarma said unity among the Dalit women, Dalit, Madhesi, indigenous community and all the oppressed community was needed to bring their rights ensured by the constitution in practice.

Expressing his concern over what he claimed to be cases of caste-based discrimination and untouchability, the leader said the government was not serious about this.

Nepal Communist Party leader Tilak Pariyar said the latest Public Service Commission vacancy announcements posed a challenge in the implementation of the constitution. “

Lawmakers Laxmi Pariyar, and former Minister Jitu Gautam, Socialist Party Secretary Durga Sob, demanded that there be equal participation of Dalits in every state apparatus in real terms.

The event is organizing in support of several organizations including the North American Society for Oppressed Community (NASO), USA and the Global Forum Against Caste-based Discrimination (GFACD).

Dalit rights activists Dr Bishnu Maya Pariyar and Dr Nirmala Bishwakarma will give their paper presentations on the issues of rights of Dalit, current situation and future course of action.