IN BRIEF

Support for minorities

KATHMANDU: Lawyers' National Campaign against Untouchability-Nepal on Friday demanded that the government solve the issues of Dalit, Janajati and other marginalised groups in the new legal framework. Ratna Bahadur Bagchand, advocate and president of LANCAU-N, said the new constitution should suggest a solution rather than stating the problem in it. He asked the government to find out the root cause of discrimination among various castes. The problem was not being a Dalit but the society's view of them. The lawyers are organising a national conference on Sunday to voice their concerns. — HNS

Shelter for orphans

Kathmandu: Helpless Children Protection Home, established in

1998 in Ranibari, has been providing shelter and care for orphans and jailed children to help them reestablish in the society for the past decade. This establishment has been helping

children of such background to develop skill and knowledge. The group has been helping children who have been compelled to spend thier lives in jails as their parents have had to serve jail time. — HNS