Incident Reports

Dalit families discriminated in Chhath puja in Mahottari


Province 2, Mahottari, Gaushala, Ward 5

7 Dalit families of Gaushala Municipality-5 Shivabhakti have faced discrimination while celebrating Chhath festival on the bank of Soni river. They were discriminated by 28 Non-Dalit families living in the same place.

According to the Dalit families they were threatened not to perform Chhath prayers at the same side of the bank as the Non-dalit families. The Non-dalit families built prayer sites on good spot of the river bank on Friday by threatening the Non-Dalit families. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Banishment/shunning
Primary Cause Related to discrimination against Dalits
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Dalit
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media