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काठमाडौंमा वायुको गुणस्तर: ६५

Racism, Policy and Intentions

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The 1965 International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination recognized that all races are equal in law. Article 24 of the Constitution completely prohibited untouchability and discrimination.

Racism, Policy and Intentions

Rights of Dalits Article 40 also ensured proportional and inclusive representation of Dalits in the state bodies, while Article 18 stated that the state should not discriminate among citizens on any basis and have the right to equality.

Racial and Other Social Untouchability and Discrimination (Crimes and Punishments) Act 2068 and Racial Discrimination and Untouchability (Crimes and Punishments) Regulations 2074 prohibits the use of custom, tradition, religion, culture, customs or any other name of origin, caste, clan, community, profession or It said that there should be no untouchability and discrimination on the basis of occupation or physical condition. The Constitution also established the right of every person to live in equality, freedom and dignity. Section 12 of Public Health Service Act 2075 states that equal treatment should be done. Section 6 of the Labor Act 2074 also said that there should be no discrimination. The Safe Maternity and Reproductive Health Rights Act 2075 also said that no one should be discriminated on the basis of their origin, religion, race, caste, gender, community, profession, business.

Section 6 of the Right to Employment Act 2075 states that discrimination shall not be made on the basis of origin, religion, race, caste, gender, language, region, ideological belief or similar, except in cases where special provisions are made for a certain class or community. The Local Government Operation Act 2074 also says that touching should not be done. The list of laws and policies made to end caste discrimination is long. But the caste discrimination practices against Dalits are still alive in social folk practice. There are also examples of those who committed caste discrimination being made partners in the punishment. But due to the series of oppression of caste discrimination in the society, more challenges have been seen in the implementation of the law against caste discrimination.

The Dalit community, which has been suffering from caste untouchability for centuries, is not satisfied with the behavior of the state. There is a group trying to implement Manusmriti, which gives institutional support to caste discrimination, into social practice. It has been seen that Dalits who are discriminated against, are not allowed to reach the door of law. It is futile to expect that policies and laws alone will eradicate caste discrimination. The blood of the caste system is still being communicated in the veins from the individual level to the society, community, and nation level. Because of this, Dalits are experiencing caste discrimination which is considered a social crime. The state does not know that the narrow-minded spirit growing unknowingly within the caste system is destroying the dream of a discrimination-free society. The crowd of those who hide the social reputation and slander the discrimination against the Dalit caste is increasing in the society.

Caste untouchability is said to be an abnormal behavior of stigmatized and oppressed nation, but in reality, it is very different experience. The cases of discrimination against the Dalit community have not become a common problem and there is no attempt to make it. If the intention is wrong, the policy will not become alive. In the case of caste discrimination that is happening regularly in the society, there are pictures of the policy being inactive and the social practice of bad intention being active.

Citizens are always seeking guardianship from the state. The state should take the responsibility of making its mechanism active in accordance with the citizen's opinion. But for the Dalit community, there are many scenes where the state entertains the silent audience. The state level has not seen the courage to eliminate the discriminatory spirit that is entrenched within the caste system. It is a very sad matter that the social practices of the past continue to embarrass our standards in caste discrimination. It is seen as a serious problem that the social injustice and oppression seen yesterday cannot be modified and refined according to time in today's social behavior. People are also forgetting to identify those who make the issue of caste discrimination a weapon to fulfill their political goals. Because of this, social transformation is not possible. Incidentally, those who have the hope and confidence of change who raise the issue of Dalits vehemently are in the role of guardians of the citizens. Unfortunately, the Dalit community, which is struggling to break the roots of the caste system, is suffering from discrimination.

How long will you continue to cry that the Dalit community has been racially insulted and discriminated against? Because of fear in the society, customs like sati and halia were removed and became history, but why caste customs and discrimination customs were not removed? When will Dalits get freedom from the caste system? In the journey from panchayat to multi-party system to republic, if there is any system that is becoming oppressive, it is the caste system. It should be a shame for the nation that the Dalit community, which has become the backbone of the system change in the belief that caste discrimination will be eradicated from the political level, continues to be ignored within the changed system.

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