Incident Reports

Dalit community holds symbolic protest in Janakpur against systematic discrimination

2020-07-28

Province 2, Dhanusha, Janakpur

Members of the Dalit community have staged a demonstration in Janakpur on Tuesday against continuous systematic discrimination against them. They staged the demonstration in protest against the ongoing incidents of rape, murder and beating of Dalits by banging plates and blowing whistles. They also staged a sit-in in front of the district administration office against police administration. Dalit youth Shambhu Sada was found dead hanging while in the custody of Area Police Office Sabaila. The protestors are planning to hold a series of protest programs on July 30 and indefinite hunger-strike in front of DAO from August 2

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Secondary Form Other forms of non-violent protest
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Dalit
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
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