Youths staged a symbolic protest with black blindfolds in Banke on June 26 in support of Rupa Sunar, who was denied a room in Kathmandu due to her caste. They protested against Minister Krishna Gopal Shrestha took the accused Saraswati Pradhan home in a government flagged vehicle, accusing the state of protecting caste discrimination. More than 30 independent youths from Kohalpur in support of youths of the non-Dalit community participated in the rally.
Stating that Rupa is a representative character fighting against injustice, journalist Sobhakar Bishwakarma, who participated in the protest, said that they will continue protesting till justice is served.
|Violent / Non-violent||Nonviolent|
|Onesided / Twosided||Onesided|
|Collective / Interpersonal||Interpersonal|
|Primary Cause||Issues related to legal action and access to justice|
|Secondary Cause||Related to discrimination against Dalits|
|Actor 1 - Number of people||30|
|Actor 1 - Affiliations||Citizen/Individuals , Dalit Organizations|
|Actor 1 - Youth||youth|
|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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