Saturday, August 13, 2022
  • Home Ministry to stop issuing citizenships with disgraceful names
    DIGNITY REPORTER  KATHMANDU, AUGUST 8: The Home Ministry has decided to stop issuing citizenship certificates with disgraceful names and correct such names if the concerned citizens asked for it. The Home Ministry’s statement has come after lawmakers raised the issue that many Dalits were given disgraceful names by civil servants after some media including Kantipur national daily reported the issue with the citizenship certificates. “Our attention has been drawn by some news reports about the …
  • Mainstream Nepali media ignoring Dalit issues, says writers, rights activists
    Biru Nepali KATHMANDU, AUGUST 6: Writers and rights activists have raised questions on why Dalit issues have not got proper space in Nepali media.  While speaking at a dialogue with writers on ‘Dalit issues in Nepali media’ organized by Jagaran Media Centre on Friday, most of the writers and activists have said Nepali media have not given proper space for Dalit issues in the last few years.  In the month of Jestha of Nepali calendar 2079 BS, among the total 395 articles published in the opinion …
  • Home Ministry to stop issuing citizenships with disgraceful names
    DIGNITY REPORTER  KATHMANDU, AUGUST 8: The Home Ministry has decided to stop issuing citizenship certificates with disgraceful names and correct such names if the concerned citizens asked for it. The Home Ministry’s statement has come after lawmakers raised the issue that many Dalits were given disgraceful names by civil servants after some media including Kantipur national daily reported the issue with the citizenship certificates. “Our attention has been drawn by some news reports about the citizenship certificates issue with derogatory names and surnames,” said Phanindra Mani Pokhrel, spokesperson of the Home Ministry issuing a statement …
  • Mainstream Nepali media ignoring Dalit issues, says writers, rights activists
    Biru Nepali KATHMANDU, AUGUST 6: Writers and rights activists have raised questions on why Dalit issues have not got proper space in Nepali media.  While speaking at a dialogue with writers on ‘Dalit issues in Nepali media’ organized by Jagaran Media Centre on Friday, most of the writers and activists have said Nepali media have not given proper space for Dalit issues in the last few years.  In the month of Jestha of Nepali calendar 2079 BS, among the total 395 articles published in the opinion pages of the five national dailies 307 were from the Brahmin Chhetri community which accounts for 77. 72 percent while only 11 were from Dalit …
  • Book including 12 incidents of Dalit human rights violations launched
    KATHMANDU, AUGUST 4: A book that incorporates a dozen of incidents of Dalit human rights violations was released amid a function here in Kathmandu on Thursday.  The book entitled ‘Nyayako pahunchma Dalit?’– Access to Justice for Dalit–edited by Bhim Bahadur BK, Biru Nepali, and Krishna Darnal was jointly launched by chairman of the parliamentary Law, Justice and Human Rights Committee Krishna Bhakta Pokharel and Devraj Bishworkarm, chairman of National Dalit Commission.  The book published by Jagaran Media Centre has incorporated the incidents of human rights violations of Dalit and marginalized communities.  Despite the fact that …

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