Complaint Against Accused of Caste Discrimination

  December 22, 2023 By: INSEC

A complaint was filed against Gamala Thapa, a 36-year-old hotel entrepreneur from  Gaurishankar Rural Municipality-6, at the Area Police Office, Sunari on December 20, 2023. The complaint alleges that she discriminated against two students, aged 15 and 16, based on their caste when they reached to participate in the President Running Shield Competition organized by Nilkantheshwar Secondary School.

The victim stated that while staying at the hotel, Thapa asked about their caste and stated that Dalits were not allowed in the house. Consequently, they were given a room on a lower floor than their friends. According to the victims, the accused inquired about their caste, and upon learning they were Bishwakarma, they were denied to enter into the house.

Gourishankar Rural Municipality organized the fifth inter-local level presidential running shield competition in Jungu under the management of Nilakantheswar Secondary School. Legal action has been demanded against the hotel entrepreneur, operating the business commercially during the local government’s program, under charges of caste discrimination.

Uddab Pokharel