Monday, June 20, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Lawmakers for stern law against untouchability

Lawmakers for stern law against untouchability

Added At: 2011-06-19 3:41 PM

Last Updated At: 2011-06-19 4:11 PM

KATHMANDU: The Dalit lawmakers have stressed for drafting strong law
against untouchability.

Speaking at an interaction organised by the sub-committee under the
Women, Children and Social Welfare Committee of the
Legislature-Parliament, strict regulations should be prepared and that
should implemented strictly.

Madhav Ghimire, Chief Secretary of the government said nobody is dalit
on the basis of caste but if there are, they are because of poverty.
He added that the government should change the clause regarding the
untouchability in the civil code (Muluki Ain).

He said the government has made policies to uplift the ethnic classes.
However, the Dalit lawmakers should be serious for the implementation
of such regulations.

Lawmakers Govinda Nepali, Him Kumari Sunuwar, Lila Subba, Bimal Nepali
and Shila Katila complained that the government is ignoring the
problems of dalit communities.

The committee will hand over the report to Main Committee after the
extensive study and researches by August 30, said coordinator of
Sub-committee Binod Pahadi.

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