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PM Dahal pledges to strongly voice Dalit issues in UN
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal- Prachanda has pledged to strongly present the issues concerning Dalits in the United Nations (UN). During his meeting today with dalit parliamentarians from the South Asia, the Prime Minister vowed to raise the dalit issues in the UN in an effective way. "The dalit community has been sidelined from the economic, social and cultural mainstream of the nation since long and were also subjected to caste-based discriminations and practices of untouchability," he said, adding that he would seriously raise such issues in the UN.
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Dalit, non-dalit South Asian lawmakers’ conference kicks off in Kathmandu
Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat has reiterated the government’s commitment to end the caste-based discrimination and the practice of ‘untouchability’ from Nepal at the earliest possible. Inaugurating the South Asian Dalit and non-Dalit MPs’ Conference organised by the Asian Dalit Rights Forum here today, he said the government is committed to banish the practice of ‘untouchability’ that the dalits have been suffering from. He added that it was not only their problem but the problem of the entire country.
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How the UN Cast out Caste, Leaving Dalits Behind
The Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the international community promise to ‘leave no one behind’ but by omitting any mention of caste, they have cast aside the dalits
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Sustainable Development Goals must factor in caste: Dalits
Dalit organisations protested at the U.N. headquarters on Saturday demanding the recognition of caste-based exclusion as a discriminatory factor in development in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
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Padam Sundas, the Nepal Ambassador of Bahrain

Mr. Padam Sundas of Samata Foundation is appointed as the new Nepal's Ambassador to Bahrain. Mr. Sundas is a well respected social activists and Dalit expert. He has been working on Dalit Issues for decades now and is an integral member of ADRF.  ADRF congratulates Mr. Pada

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Press Release and Memorandum submitted to Finance Minister
The National Coalition on SCP TSP Legislation (NACSTL) today as part of pre-budget consultation of the Finance Ministry has submitted memorandum of Schemes for the due amount that the Government has an obligation to allocate towards the development of SCs and STs in the country.
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Ensuring Inclusion of Dalits during responses in Flood Affected Tamil Nadu.
http://reliefweb.int/report/india/tsunami-2015-floods-no-respite-dalits-disaster-response-tamil-nadu-report-initial
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Caste Rules The Roost Across South Asia, 2014-12-13 , Issue 50 Volume 11, Tehelka
Contrary to popular perception, caste-based discrimination is not a phenomenon confined to India, says Nidheesh J Villatt
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Biggest caste survey: One in four Indians admit to practising untouchability
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