Nepalese delegation’s interaction at Navsarjan
A well-represented Dalit advocacy delegation from Nepal, visiting India to take stock of the type of laws made in the country and how they are being implemented to “safeguard” Dalit rights, has alleged that the new draft Nepalese constitution has “failed” to take a serious view abolition of the dreaded haliya system of bonded labour, prevailing in large parts of the country. Majority of haliyas are Dalits and are landless, the delegation members said during an interaction at the Navsarjan Trust office in Ahmedabad. The delegation — visiting Delhi and Ahmedabad — had come to Gujarat in order to gather facts on how to insert outstanding issues relating to Dalits while framing of the new constitution. Several members of the delegation claimed to be close to the committee finalizing details of the Nepalese constitution.