Incident Reports

Caste based discrimination in quarantine, food cooked by the Dalit boycotted in Arghakhanchi


Lumbini, Arghakhanchi, Malarani, Ward 4

Some people of the so-called upper caste have boycotted the food cooked by a Dalit youth in Arghakhanchi. The incident took place at the Social Welfare Primary School quarantine of Malarani Rural Municipality-4.

Krishna Bahadur BK, who has been working as a volunteer through the ward office, has been cooking in the quarantine. Dinesh Ghimire from Shit village, a returnee from Delhi, boycotted the food he cooked on Tuesday. ' He drank water that I fetched but did not eat the food I cooked' said BK, '‘‘After eating food cooked by the Dalits, I get nightmares, shivering and sick, he replied.' According to Ward Chairman Bishnu Prasad Pokharel, Ghimire was shifted to the quarantine of Kalika Nepal National Secondary School after he boycotted the food cooked food. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
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 unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Dalit
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
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