Incident Reports

Dalit Struggle Committee burn effigy of Education Minister in Rupandehi


Lumbini, Rupandehi, Butwal

Samyukta Dalit Sangharsh Samiti Rupandehi protested against caste discrimination by burning the effigy of the Education Minister, Krishna Gopal Shrestha, at Butwal's Traffic Chowk on June 28.  The effigy was burnt demanding the resignation of Minister Shrestha.

There has been widespread criticism and Dalit community agitation after Minister Shrestha took the accused Saraswati Pradhan, who was arrested on the charge of not renting a room due to caste, in his own car. Dalit activists allege that the government has protected caste-based discrimination.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Other forms of non-violent protest
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Secondary Cause Related to discrimination against Dalits
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Dalit Organizations
Actor 1 - Youth na
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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