Dalits’ problems will be resolved soon: PM

Kathmandu, December 15:

Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala today expressed commitment to make efforts to resolve problems the Dalit community has been facing.

At a meeting with the delegates of the Dalit community, who came to submit the resolutions approved from the three-day National Dalit Conference concluded yesterday, at Baluwatar this morning, Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala committed to sort out problems faced by the Dalit community at the earliest.

Around 300 Dalit representatives from across the country participated in the conference. PM Koirala assured them of formulating rules and regulations in favour of the rights and prosperity of the Dalit community after discussing the resolutions in seven-party and cabinet meetings.

The resolutions passed from the conference stressed on adopting federal democratic republican inclusion while restructuring the country and ensuring 20 per cent representation of women, Dalit, Madhesi community in Constituent Assembly (CA) election in a proportional way.

The resolution also includes that constitutional arrangement to be made for the representation, participation and access of Dalit community in all levels, National Dalit Commission to be made powerful, and proportional and inclusive, progressive land reforms to be enforced to ensure ownership of landless Dalits, among others.

On the occasion, a Dalit Bijul Biswokarma said that people from Dalit community are

aware about their rights, and added Prime Minister Koirala was positive towards resolution of their problems.