Government serious towards addressing Dalits’ problems: Minister Nidhi

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Kathmandu,Sept 14:Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi has said the government was serious about the constitution amendment issue which was according to him expected to pave the way for the smooth enforcement of country’s main law, winning confidence from the people of all walks of life.
Inaugurating a seminar on’ effective implementation of constitutional provisions for guarantee of Dalits rights and their representation’, here today, he said preparations were going on to amend the constitution with the participation of all political parties. The event is organised by National Dalit Commission and Nepal National Dalits Social Welfare Association.
The DPM said the government was committed to addressing all sorts of problems being faced by Dalits who had remained as a backward community since a long time due to caste-based discriminations against them.
He appealed for people’s support in the enforcement of the constitution.
Also speaking on the occasion, CPN (UML)’s secretary Pradeep Gyawali said practice of untouchability against any community in this 21st century was a crime and it must be eliminated with the introduction and implementation of stricter laws against this.
Lawmakers Man Bahadur Bishwakarma and Min Bishwakarma demanded the equal participation of dalits in every state apparatus.
The two-day seminar will hold discussions on four working papers on different topics relating to dalits’ rights and conclude, issuing a Kathmandu declaration. RSS

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