Dalits for inclusive statute

Kathmandu, December 16:

International Dalit Solidarity Network and Dalit NGO Federation have jointly urged the government, political parties and international donors and community to ensure inclusion of Dalits in all areas.

IDSN director Rikkie Nohrlin, in a press meet organised here today, said Nepal had an

opportunity to ensure Dalit rights in the new constitution and eliminate discrimination, inspiring other countries in the region.

Dr Krishna Bhattachan, leader of the Nepali study team, said five books compiling the issues concerning Dalits in each of the five South Asian countries — Nepal, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh — had been published. The book on Nepal will be provided to all the CA members, political leaders and donor agencies, he said.