Incident Reports

Dalit youth fined for entering non-Dalit's house


Lumbini, Gulmi, Kaligandaki, Ward 5

Locals have made Shyam Bahadur Pariyar, a Dalit man, pay Rs. 1500 as a fine for entering the house of Netra Kaucha, a Magar, in Kaligandaki Rural Municipality-5 of Gulmi. 

The victim shared that he was made to pay the amount for 'cleansing' the house after he entered the house of a non-Dalit. Pariyar sheltered himself from a storm at Kaucha's house on May 4. After the rain stopped, he went back to his house. However, it caused a commotion in the locality and the locals decided that he had to pay Rs 1500 as compensation.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Public humiliation
Primary Cause Related to discrimination against Dalits
Actor 1 - Number of people 10
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Dalit
Actor 2 - Youth unknown