For the first time after 20 years, the local level election was held and in most of the places Dalit, women representation was significant despite of that, most of the representatives complaints that they still feels being discriminated in many instances.
The elected representatives are raising voices for the rights of people by participating various programs but their own rights are being snatched, they said. Women representatives said that even urban or rural area, dalit representatives are being discriminated indirectly.
Dalit women member Laxmi Bohara of Baglung Municipaity-1 said that they had to face discrimination in many places, but indirectly. She added that in public places, there are still issues of untouchability, but not directly.
They complained that the country has already headed towards the federal practices but still discrimination prevails.
Dalit member Rewati Kisan of Baglung Municipality-3 said that the society has been transformed and changed as compared to the previvious however still the discrimination is prevailing in the society.
In Nepal, there are 5,568 Dalit women members according to the Dalit Commission. Similarly, there are seven Dalit women chiefs at District Coordination Committee, three vice chief, four mayors, five vice-mayors, one Rural Municipality chair and 30 ward chairmen. In seven provinces, there are 25 dalit MPs and seven in national Assembly, three in in house of parliament and 19 proportionate from the dalit community.
These representatives still concerns that about the prevailing discrimination in the society.