Incident Reports

Dalits stage rally against violence and discrimination towards them

2020-10-16

Province 2, Saptari, Rajbiraj

Led by the Joint Dalit  Struggle committee, hundreds of Dalit community leaders and members of the community staged a demonstration in the district headquarters Rajbiraj on October 16 against the increasing cases of violence, murder and ongoing discrimination of their community members .

Participants started a rally from the local Raj Stadium and took a round of the bazaar before returning to the same place and converging in a protest meeting.Dalit leaders vented their ire against political parties and accused them of letting the community down by showing little concern about increasing crimes against them.

Dalit leaders such as Bahujan Samaj Parishad Chair Harinandan Ranjan, Rajaram Paswan, Rajesh Bidrohi and Yuktilal Majhi spoke at the protest meeting held under the chairmanship of Joint Dalit Struggle Committee Saptari Chair Prathamlal Ram. Former lawmaker Asarfi Sada was the chief guest at the meeting.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Actor 1 - Number of people 100
Actor 1 - Affiliations Dalit
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
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