SC orders to implement rights for Dalits


January 31, 2022


SC orders to implement rights for Dalits

Building of Supreme Court located at Ramshah Path in Kathmandu. (File photo)

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday issued an order in the name of the government to ensure rights for Dalits, which is the fundamental right, as stated in Article 40 of the Constitution of Nepal and make short-term, mid-term and long-term plans within three months.

A division bench of Justices Dr Ananda Mohan Bhattarai and Prakash Kumar Dhungana gave the order in the name of the government and the federal parliament to effectively implement the plan by making needed mechanisms within three months.

The Justices have also asked to review, reform and strengthen the existing policies and laws in consultation with the stakeholders for the effective implementation of rights ensured by Article 24 and Article 40 of the constitution.

Advocate Prakash Nepali had filed a writ petition demanding provisions for equality, non-discrimination, equity, inclusion, right to participation and social justice to the Dalit community and members of the Dalit community.