Special rights for Dalits in new constitution urged
Last Updated : 2010-01-26 11:23 PM
The Himalayan Times
Himalayan News Service
KATHMANDU: Speakers at a programme organised today in the capital
underlined the need to incorporate rights of the Dalits in the new
constitution and appealed to all to express solidarity in their fight
against caste-based discrimination and 'untouchability'
Parshuram Ramtel, Constituent Assembly member representing Dalit
community, urged for special rights to Dalits so as to empower them in
He, however, said separate federal state for Dalits was not required
as they had settled in every nook and corner of the country.
Another CA member Ratna Lal Pariyar urged the government to scrap some
controversial clauses in the bills tabled in the House.
Nilambar Acharya, Constitutional Committee Chairman argued that since
the historical CA had space for all the marginalised communities and
Dalits, it would address all the issues in the new constitution.
"I disagree with the frequent allegations that CA has sidelined the
woes of Dalits," he added.
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