Scribes help rehabilitate displaced Dalits in Baglung

Kathmandu, August 16:

Some 50 Dalits, who were displaced from their residence due to Maoists atrocities, have been rehabilitated with the joint effort of Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) and Jagaran

Media Centre (JMC). “The displaced Dalits of Syaule situated at Bong Dovan VDC of Baglung, who were living at the district headquarters for the last two and half months, have been re-settled at their own places after the district leaders of the CPN (Maoists) apologised the locals for their grave mistakes,” said Suvash Darnal, JMC president at a press meet yesterday. “The Maoists have also committed not to repeat such incidents while the displaced Dalits explained the leaders all about the atrocities they faced from their cadres in the past,” Darnal said adding that the district committee secretary of the Maoists Anil has also assured them to take action against the guilty cadres.

According to him Maoists have already started returning properties of the displaced Dalits. Darnal had reached Syaule along with Purna Basnet, FNJ central member, to mediate for their rehabilitation. A report from Tansen said, a meeting of Dalit students undertaking higher education in Palpa took place here today. The meeting was organised by the Dalit students in cooperation of the Oppressed Class Development Centre, Tansen, with the view to discuss the difficulties faced by Dalit students. Participants stressed the need to strictly implement laws against discrimination so as to guarantee the rights of oppressed class people. They also demanded the government increase quota for Dalits in government jobs.