Bhairahawa, June 25
Various stakeholders have stated that old mindset of the people needs to be changed to end the deep-rooted ill practice of untouchability from the Nepali society.
Speaking at an interaction held among the dalits and non-dalits at Bhairahawa on Sunday, they said that such ill-practices should be eliminated for realising a prosperous and united society.
For eliminating such mal-practice there is a need of changing wrong perception among the people regarding caste-based discrimination.
Information Officer of District Development Committee, Rupandehi, and Top Lal Sharma said that the practice of caste based discrimination is a form of social exploitation. Therefore, everyone should be united to eliminate such ill-practice, he added.
Presenting working paper on "Caste Based Harmony, A Need Of Today," Yama Bahadur Rasaili said social transformation is a must to end the practice like caste based discrimination.
Culture expert Dr. Gitu Giri claimed that the class emancipation will be realised only when the case based discrimination will end. Cultural transformation is also crucial for this change, he added.
Education Expert, Mani Ram Bhattarai, said that awareness among the people of all castes is necessary to end the mal-practice.
Principal of Bhanu Secondary School, Balaram Sharma, said even after the implementation of the Caste-based Discrimination and Untouchability Act (Offence and Punishment Act) 2011, the practice is still prevalent in the Nepali society.
The stakeholders said every individual must be committed to end all forms of caste based discriminations to build an economically equitable and prosperous society.
During the programme, representatives of different non-government and government organisation of Padsari, Basantapur, Bagad, Hati Farsatikar, Dati Bangai, Rudrapur and Siddarthanagar were present.