Incident Reports

Complaint filed on charge of caste discrimination in Dhading


Bagmati, Dhading, Netrawati

A case has been filed on behalf of 47-year-old Battai Bishwakarma, a resident of Nilkantha municipality-4 on February 16 against 33-year-old Purna Gurung of the same locality, stating that the former was discriminated by Gurung based on his caste. A complaint was filed at the District Police Office stating that the Gurung discriminated and verbally abused Bishwakarma, saying that he belonged to a low caste. In the complaint filed the victim has demanded charges to be pressed against the accused under the Untouchability Act of Nepal. Copies of the complaint have also been sent to the NHRC, National Dalit Commission and Prime Minister's office. District Police Office has informed that legal action will be taken against the accused, Gurung if found guilty. 
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Public humiliation
Primary Cause Related to discrimination against Dalits
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth