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Report about untouchability to be tabled in HoR

2021 Aug 20, 17:09, Kathmandu
This undated image shows the lawmakers attending the meeting of the House of Representatives at Federal Parliament building in New Baneshwor, Kathmandu. Photo courtesy: Federal Paliament

The Law, Justice, and Human Rights Committee of the House of Representatives (HoR) is to present the 'Caste-based Discrimination and Untouchability (Offence and Punishment) Act- 2068 BS ( 2011)'s post-legislative audit report, 2077 BS to the HoR.

A meeting of the Committee today endorsed the report with amendments and agreed to present it in the upcoming sessions of the Lower House. The meeting had decided to request the session to pass the report.

According to Committee President Krishna Bhakta Pokhrel, matters relating to punishment, fines, and case registration will be incorporated in the document before tabling it in the HoR session.

Committee member Meen Bishwakarma said police administration itself was found discouraging survivors of caste-based discriminations and untouchability to seek a legal remedy.

He was of the view of making bodies responsible for implementing the Act inclusive while another member Laxman Lal Karna spoke of the need of increasing the scale of punishment and fines in the Act.


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