Incident Reports

Dalit leaders protest in Maitighar


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

After a meeting with all the Dalit student unions and leaders of Dalit movement on Saturday, the Dalit Development Committee announced the formation of a Joint Struggle Committee for the protest against the advertisement published by the Public Service Commission. 

Soon after the announcement, they reached at Maitighar mandala, protesting against the advertisement saying it has violated proportional and inclusive principles. They also demanded that the advertisement issued by the Public Service Commission be rejected. The Committee has claimed that the advertisement issued by the Public Service Commission has rejected the reservation received by the Dalit community through the inclusive and proportional system. 

Speaking at a discussion of the Dalit Development Committee, Tilak Pariyar, Coordinator of Nepal Dalit Open Organization, said that no one could take away the rights of Dalits by going against the constitution. 

The executive director of the Dalit Development Committee, Dr.Budhi Nepali, claimed that the rights of Dalit as guaranteed in the Constitution are being taken away in a planned way and that they would reclaim their rights through the protests.   

Dalit rights activist and social scholar Dr.Nirmala Biswakarma argued that the Public Service Commission should abolish the advertisement. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Issues related to policies and regulations internal to the government bureaucracy (e.g. civil servants wages, work conditions and promotions)
Actor 1 - Number of people 30
Actor 1 - Affiliations Dalit
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media