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Links to articles: Documents and websites:

Campaign against casteism: Reframing the narrative around caste-based discrimination warrants a different outlook, by Rajendra Senchurey (kp 24/03/2019)

Structural blindness: The foundation of modern Nepal lies in the caste system of governance, by Subhash Nepali (kp 05/02/2019)

Brahmins in Dailekh refuse to observe Rakshya Bandhan, by Govinda KC (rep 27/08/2018)

Even local representatives not spared of caste-based discrimination, by Binod Pariyar (rep 18/08/2018)

'Joint feast' to end caste-based discrimination, by Govinda KC (rep 17/03/2018)

The Bahun narrative: Caste hierarchy is seen as a Bahun-Chhetri phenomenon, but all societies have caste- and race-based discrimination, by Trailokya Raj Aryal (rep 24/05/2017) [A typical example of failed understanding of the issue: The problem of Nepal is the identification of state and nationalism with the social thinking and culture of the male Tagadhari elite, especially that of the Bahuns, over centuries. Dalits, Janajatis, Madhesis and women in general always had to respect this Bahun conception as given and were left without any chance of inclusion till today!!]

Caste-based discrimination still rife in Bajhang villages, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 19/02/2017)

Question of empowerment: Caste or class?, by Atindra Dahal (ht 16/12/2016)

Caste in doubt: If the struggle is for the rights of everyone, how can that ‘everyone’ not include Dalits?, by Deepak Thapa (kp 01/12/2016)

A question of rites: I have come to realise that Hindu rituals need to be redefined and reformulated, by Shiva Rijal (kp 03/01/2016)

Caste as culprit: Was the recent acid attack on two schoolgirls an outcome of a lover’s rejection or of being rejected by society?, by Hritika Rana (kp 10/04/2015)

Caste out: When it comes to caste-based discrimination, we orthodox ‘upper-castes’ are victims of our own ways of thinking, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 11/08/2013)

Chhetris, Brahmins seek indigenous status, delisting from ‘others’ group (ht 02/07/2013)

Man seriously injured after being attacked with sickle for entering a 'high-caste' house (nn 23/10/2012)


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