KATHMANDU: Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has said his generation must end the caste-based discrimination which is still rampant in Nepal.
While talking to the delegation of Dalit community and people’s representatives who had met him to handover the 15-point declaration endorsed by the two-day second national conference of people’s representatives from Dalit community on Tuesday said government is committed to implement the provision of the constitution restricting such discrimination.
The national conference entitled ‘Role of people’s representatives to ensure Dalits rights’ was held on October 24-25 in Kathmandu.
“It would be a great achievement if we can end caste-based discrimination in our generation. Coming generation that comes after us need not raise this issue again,” said Khand. “What we all think is that our coming generation should not spend their time on this issue.”
According to one member of the delegation, Khand also told the delegation that the government is sensitive on any kind of discrimination against the members of the Dalit community during the festivals anywhere in the country. He said the Home Ministry has already issued a direction to all the concerned security forces.