Incident Reports

Dalit vets lodged complaint of caste-discrimination in Gorkha


Gandaki, Gorkha, Bhimsen, Ward 7

Preeti Gaire and Bishal Sirmal, animal health workers of Gorkha Veterinary Hospital lodged a complaint on June 22 against Meera Poudel alleging her of discriminating against them on the basis of their caste. They had gone to vaccinate Poudel's cow at Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality Ward No. 7 Japri on June 20 under the Animal Vaccination Campaign launched on June 19 but were not allowed to touch the cow saying they belong to a lower caste.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Banishment/shunning
Primary Cause Related to discrimination against Dalits
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Education sector/teachers (private and public) Dalit
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media