Incident Reports

Action demanded against Bhagwanpur rural municipality chairperson on the charge of discriminating against Dalits


Madhes, Siraha, Bhagawanpur

Ugranarayan Yadav the Chairperson of Bhagwanpur rural municipality in Siraha has been accused of allegedly discriminating against the Dalit community during his mother's 13th day of the funeral ritual on March 6. The rural municipality chairperson allegedly formed a different line for Dalits and non-Dalits. The accused put up a sign board for so-called touchable and untouchable for the sitting arrangement as well. National Dalit Network condemned the Chairperson's action issuing a press release and demanded action against him.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Public humiliation
Primary Cause Related to discrimination against Dalits
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Dalit
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media