Dalits denied a right to public drinking water
According to a krishnasenonline report written by journalist Sudarshan Khatiwada from Dhading, so-called high caste Brahmins have banned the Dalit community from drinking water at Jyamarung-7, Dhading.
A group of Brahmins led by Chet Bahadur Neupane stopped a 17-year Sita Basyal from filling her water pot. They dismantled the water pipes installed at the Dalit settlement.
Dalits of the village had got access to public drinking water facility during the State of Emergency. They had paid Nepali rupees 500 to 1,000 for the fitting of water pipes in the village.
In Nepal, it is very common to discriminate and suppress Dalits—so called lower caste people—in the name of ritual caste untouchability.
Dalits in rural parts are still treated as animals despite the end of caste discrimination in the country’s constitution.
Tags: Water , Nepal , Discrimination , Human Rights , Constitution
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