Incident Reports

Caste Based Discrimination Accused Arrested


Gandaki, Kaski, Pokhara Lekhnath, Ward 16

Police have arrested Janak Thapa, Dev Bahadur Thapa and Ram BC of Pokhara Metropolitan-16 on 5 May 2020, accusing them of caste-based discrimination.

They were accused of not allowing the Dalit community to enter the final rituals’ house located in Pokhara Metropolitan-16. The complaint was filed by the victim, Mohan Sunar on 30 April 2020 at the Kaski District Police Office.

The group of accused did not let Mohan Sunar complete the final rituals of his elder brother Sammar Bahadur Sunar and also did not allow him to use the building for the 13 days’ rituals. They insulted and verbally abused him. Sunar was prohibited to enter the building.

The accused are arrested and kept in the Ward Police Office, informed DSP Raj Kumar KC.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Public humiliation
Primary Cause Related to discrimination against Dalits
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
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