Saturday, December 10, 2022
  • New House of Representatives to be less inclusive
    As proportional representation votes are scattered among parties, women, Dalits, and Janajatis will be underrepresented. Post Tika R Pradhan With most Dalit, Janajati, and women candidates across parties failing to win the first-past-the-post (FPTP) elections for the House of Representatives, the upcoming parliament is set to become less inclusive than the last one. As many as 35 Janajatis, eight women, and only one Dalit have won parliament seats under the FPTP system of elections with almost …
  • Parties’ manifestos offer little to Dalits, Janajatis
    Rights activists have demanded a ‘Dalit decade’ to end deep-rooted caste-based discrimination through policies and programmes.Dalit and janajat Kathmandu Major political parties contesting the upcoming polls have made tall promises in their election manifestos to all sections and groups of the country in the hope of attracting voters, but activists and observers doubt the promises would be implemented. Big parties have made a few promises to the marginalised groups including the Dalits and …
  • New House of Representatives to be less inclusive
    As proportional representation votes are scattered among parties, women, Dalits, and Janajatis will be underrepresented. Post Tika R Pradhan With most Dalit, Janajati, and women candidates across parties failing to win the first-past-the-post (FPTP) elections for the House of Representatives, the upcoming parliament is set to become less inclusive than the last one. As many as 35 Janajatis, eight women, and only one Dalit have won parliament seats under the FPTP system of elections with almost all results from the November 20 elections already in. With just one Dalit candidate elected under the FPTP system, this will be the lowest …
  • Parties’ manifestos offer little to Dalits, Janajatis
    Rights activists have demanded a ‘Dalit decade’ to end deep-rooted caste-based discrimination through policies and programmes.Dalit and janajat Kathmandu Major political parties contesting the upcoming polls have made tall promises in their election manifestos to all sections and groups of the country in the hope of attracting voters, but activists and observers doubt the promises would be implemented. Big parties have made a few promises to the marginalised groups including the Dalits and janajatis in the federal and provincial polls, but the promises are not accompanied by plausible plans or strategies to ensure implementation. Observers …
  • Parties shortchange Dalits, women and Janajatis
    Weak representation of members of the marginalised communities as direct election candidates makes a mockery of major parties’ commitment to inclusion. Post Illustration Tika R Pradhan Nepal’s major parties that advocated proportional representation in state mechanisms and played vital roles in including the provision in the current constitution have miserably failed to live up to their promises by fielding a miniscule number of candidates representing women, Dalits and other marginalised groups under the direct election system. Janajati leaders have also criticised the parties for not ensuring their fair representation in candidacies under …

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