Dalit family banished from village for inter-caste marriage
Friday, 18 June 2010 13:51
A Dalit family in Prasawani VDC in Saptari has been expelled from the
village for inter-caste marriage, state-owned news agency RSS reported
The six-member family of Gugali Rajak Safi has been displaced from the
village after beatings and threats from the so called upper caste
people after he married Basanti Kumari Chaudhary as his younger wife.
Safi has come to district headquarters along with his elder wife,
younger wife and two children after the family of Chaudhary thrashed
and threatened him with life. He said he came to Rajbiraj after he was
threatened to quit the village.
Safi had married to Basanti with the consent of his elder wife
Gitadevi and legal recognition of the district court four months ago.
They had been working in India and had returned home just a few days
Basanti said she is three-months pregnant and the villagers thrashed
her even when she told them about her condition. She urged the media
persons to help create a situation for rehabilitation and security for
them in the village. Currently, they are taking refuge at a Maoist
office in Rajbiraj. nepalnews.com
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