Posts tagged ‘Dalit

Nepali Headlines (satire) (press release) (blog) UML in favour of Madhesi, Dalit: Oli – Nepali Headlines,Nepal News …Nepali Headlines (satire) (press release) (blog)11 Feb, Kathmandu: CPN (UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said that people's rights can be safeguarded by keeping country's sovereignty and independence …My Republica – UML in favour of Madhesi, Dalit: OliRepublicaसभी १ […]

In Pictures: The Dalit Quest for Dignity in Nepal

Posted on: Sunday, Dec 11, 2016

The Dalit community in Nepal consists of 26 castes—seven of which are Hill Dalits and 19, Madhesi Dalits. Although the government of Nepal has made some efforts to address issues of caste-based discrimination and untouchability, such as the establishment …

‘Dalit women deprived of constitutional rights’

Posted on: Saturday, Oct 22, 2016

She said Madhesi Dalit women were especially battling discriminatory practices such as untouchability, child labour, and child marriage, and were deprived of education and job opportunities. At a press meet on the ‘Issues of Madhesi Dalit women and Role …

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress Election Committee on Saturday announced winners of Central Working Committee membership election under Janajati, Dalit and Madhesi reservation categories. The Election Committee is yet to announce results of total 45 vacant …

Dalit movement: Gains made but desires remainE KantipurThe Madhes movement changed the power equation in national politics. The current Cabinet has 60 percent Madhesi members while even the President and the Vice President are from the Madhesi community. “This is but a figure. For instance, Shankar Das …and more » mithila OR maithili OR madhesi – […]

Debt-ridden Dalit man commits suicide

Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012

A man from the Dalit community committed suicide by consuming poison in Khotang on Tuesday evening. The deceased has been identified as Bishnu Pariyar, 37, of Haunchur-5. Ekantipur News

Big-three top brass ready to induct Dalit rep in SRC

Posted on: Thursday, Nov 24, 2011

Top brass leaders of the major three parties on Thursday agreed to induct an additional member from Dalit community in the State Restructuring Commission. Ekantipur News

“Dalit queen” sent jet to collect sandals?

Posted on: Wednesday, Sep 7, 2011

A powerful Indian politician dubbed the Untouchables Queen once sent a jet to pick up her favorite brand of sandals Ekantipur News

About Mithila

Mithila is an ancient cultural region of South Nepal and North India lying between the lower ranges of the Himalayas and the Ganges River. The Nepal border cuts across the top fringe of this region. The Gandak and Kosi Rivers are rough western and eastern boundaries of Mithila. The Ramayana records a dynastic marriage between Prince Rama of Ayodhya and Sita, the daughter of Raja Janak of Mithila. The town of Janakpur, in the northern Nepali section of Mithila, is believed to be Janak's old capital.