Dalit Residence Construction Struggle Committee has declared an agitation against the discrimination and exploitation of the Dalits and irregularities in the name of the People's Residence programme.

Dalit leaders gathered at Gonahi Museum of Rautahat's Dewahi Gonahi Municipality said they were compelled to resort to agitation. As per the agitation programme, Dalits will hold a demonstration at Gaur and submit a memorandum to the district administration office on Tuesday and picket local levels on Friday. Speaking at the gathering, former minister Prabhu Sah expressed his regret over people's suffering and problems under the present democratic system.

"There are conspiracies to weaken Dalits in this country that is embroiled in anarchy and irregularities, but Dalits are no longer weak and are ready to fight for their rights," he added.

A version of this article appears in the print on September 25 2021, of The Himalayan Times.