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South Asia Social Forum Bangladesh, 2011 Extended


Venue: Lecture Theatre (1st year), Department of Pharmacy, Mokarram Building, University of Dhaka.


Date: November 19, 2011.

Slot: Noon (2.00pm-5.00pm)

Organizer: ActionAid International Nepal.


Title of the Seminar: "Towards Right to Life with Dignity: Dalit issues and challenges in Nepal"

Link to Video 1: video1 1h35

Link to Video 2: video 2 18mn

The following sections contained the chat room activities of the respective session:


Informal Starting. 1

Inaguration. 1

Concept Paper of the Seminar. 2

The Agenda of the Movement of the Dalits. 3

Question Session and Solidarity from the Audience. 4

Conclusion. 8

Informal Starting.


[1:42:22 PM]

sasf bd extension: HELLO rajkumar

Raj Kumar added anil, laxman, nabin, shrestha, shyam, sthapa, triptir, vandana


[1:58:53 PM]

Raj Kumar : Hello, dear all I am now in Dhaka

I am now in Dhaka participating in South Asia Social Forum




[2:20:07 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

hello, everybody.

This is Ali, welcoming you all from SASF BD Extension team.


[2:25:13 PM] 

aaidnepal extension added nazmul.

SASF BD Extension, can you see my text?

Warm welcome to you all.


[2:53:25 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

A seminar titled "Towards Right to Life with Dignity: Dalit issues and challenges in Nepal"

The seminar had started few minutes ago.

The anchor, Amrit,of the seminar introducing the speakers of the seminar.

All the speakers who are going to speak in the seminar are requested to join the seminar.

Mr. Amrit is thanking all the participants & the guests who attended the seminar here.


Concept Paper of the Seminar.


[3:31:43 PM]

Amrit: We asked many Civil Society members to discuss & raise awareness about Dalit issues.

Amrit: we worked together from different organizations to discuss about various perspectives about Dalit Issues.


Raj Kumar : Hem is speaking.


[3:33:49 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Hem is speaking on behalf of the organizer of the seminar

Hem is welcoming all those who contributed to finalize the concept paper related to this seminar.



[3:35:35 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Hem is asking to read the paper given to the audience to know about the Dalit issues & caste based discrimination.

Hem is giving a short historical evolution of the various aspects of Dalit issues.


[3:37:30 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Hem is describing the actual socio-economic condition of the Dalits in Nepal.

He also described the actual percentage of representation in Cabinet in Nepal.

Hem is describing how the Dalits are excluded from different public resources & the basic human rights.


[3:40:25 PM]

Raj Kumar: Hem is presenting development indicators of Nepal and linking them into Dalit, which is far below than national average in Nepal.

The first Martyrs in Peoples war was a Dalit Boy.


[3:43:47 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Hem is stating the various movements & historical achievements of the campaign to make Nepal an untouchable free state.

The implementation part to resist untouchability in Nepal is yet difficult & the achievements are still yet to achieve.


[3:46:40 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Hem stated the lack of the will power of the state to implement the constitutional rights of the Dalits is problematic.


The Agenda of the Movement of the Dalits.


[3:46:59 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Hem articulated the agenda of the movement of the Dalits.


[3:47:25 PM]

Raj Kumar : In SAARC:


• Dalit issues should be collectively recognized and addressed in the SAARC.

• Formation of Joint Dalit Forum in SAARC as a state mechanism to respond Dalit issues immediately. 

• SAARC should make a policy and principle of compensation to Dalit as they are imposed into historical injustice and structural exclusion by the state and non - state institutions.

• United Nation should pass a special resolution to respond 300 million Dalits of South Asia.

• Proportional representation with additional rights and compensations to Dalits in all State Mechanism should be proportional budget allocation for the Dalit up-liftment.

• Modality of Federalism, Electoral System and Forms of Governance of State must be Dalit friendly.

• Appropriate scientific land reforms with prime rights to Dalit that should be sufficient for living.

• Traditional/Indigenous Occupation of Dalits should be Modernized and industrialized with prime and pattern rights to their occupation.

• Constitutional Dalit Commission and effective social and political mechanism to end caste-based discrimination and untouchability and guarantee the Compulsory Education and health as well as  social,  and cultural rights.

• Caste-based discrimination and untouchability should be treated as crime against humanity and perpetrator must be punished with the compensation to victims.

• Scrap all existing discriminatory laws, regulations, directives that are contradict to international human rights treaties.

• Ensure citizenship rights of all Dalits recognizing their identity.


[3:49:57 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Mr. Hem concluded his speech by discussing the concept paper of the seminar.

Hem’s speech also contained the agenda of the movement to stop untouchability issues & discrimination against Dalits.


Question Session and Solidarity from the Audience.


[3:53:26 PM]

aaidnepal extension: Now the floor had been opened to ask questions.

Mr. Mong is thanking organizer of the seminar.

Mr. Mong is explaining the experince from Bangladesh.

Mr. Mong thanked all.


[3:56:13 PM]

aaidnepal extension: Mr. Raj Kumar thanks all.

He is expressing his solidarity.

Mr. Rajkumar is expressing his solidarity with us who are at the same position in Bangladesh.

Rajkumar: It is a matter of human rights; it's not the different people but the people with same identity in South Asia or the people whose human rights had been denied.

He urged SAARC & the respective states to accept the agenda to facilitate the human rights of the people whose human rights had been denied.


[4:02:14 PM]

Raj Kumar :

Binod  speaking

In the context of Dalit movement we should not forget Chamar movement of Sirah and Saptari.


[4:04:01 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Binod asked for a United Nations to go for a resolution to make sure the human rights of the people who had been excluded from the enjoyment of the basic human rights.

Binod had highlighted the Chamar movement of Sirah and Saptari in this context.


[4:05:22 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Now Achintya is expressing his solidarity from Bangladesh.

He is expressing the problem arising when the excluded & marginalized people arrange some social movement.

He is expressing the context of the Bangladesh, where in some parts of Bangladesh there are some Dalits who are facing some problems & from being contained from the enjoyment of some basic constituitional & human rights.


[4:08:36 PM]

Raj Kumar : Amar  is speaking.


[4:08:38 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Mr. Amar is expressing his Solidarity for the Dalits.


[4:09:16 PM] Raj Kumar : There is more serious situation in rural part of the country.

He is describing the currents context of Nepal.


[4:11:10 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Now Mona is expressing her solidarity and an experience of a Dalit teacher.

There was incidence few months back about intercaste marriage between Dalit and non Dalit in Dailekh.


[4:14:32 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Mona has shared an experience which can clearly be seen & identified from the other social events that the untouchable are facing.


[4:14:46 PM]

Raj Kumar : Mona sharing a recent news that a school teacher was manhandled , putting black paint in to his face and walking around the village against his demand of inclusive in joint feast.


[4:14:54 PM]  sasf bd extension added mohon., rafiq


[4:15:03 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Now Mr. Gopal is expressing the solidarity.


[4:15:44 PM]

Raj Kumar :

Dr Gopal is speaking.


[4:16:01 PM]

sasf bd extension:

 the video channel for this activity is :



[4:17:04 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Mr. Gopal had shared some suggestions to categorize the demands for better implementation of the demands.

Untouchability and caste based discrimination should be one of the SAARC democracy and Social charter.

Mr. Gopal had added for the organizers of the seminars to add some new demands to ratify the rights charter by the respective countries.


[4:20:07 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Mr. Gopal had added few influential demands for the collective action to resist untouchability in South Asia.


[4:20:42 PM]  Pierre added ambutine, b.lupa.

4:20:44 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Mr. Gopal also asked for regional mechanism to add vitality to this movement.




[4:21:07 PM]

Pierre: hello bettina , ambroise , cheers from Bangladesh


Here we need translation from Nepalese?


[4:23:41 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Now Mr. Mahatma is speaking.

He is explaining the current woes of the Dalits of Nepal.

He is sharing that Terai situation is more serious, many policy and laws are not translated into action.


[4:28:27 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Now Mina is speaking..

Mina is speaking.


[4:29:26 PM]  Missed conference call.


[4:30:14 PM] mohon: I want just to hear.


[4:30:36 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Mr. Budhiarji is speaking...


[4:32:00 PM]   mohon: Is this a meeting?


[4:32:19 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Mr. Mohon  please follow our website to listen & hear the live seminar on WSF website.


[4:33:09 PM] Raj Kumar : Yes Seminar going on

Rajit Kumar spoke recently.


[4:34:54 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Mr. Rajit had asked the situation of the Biharis of Bangladesh who are to the some extent facing some problem.


[4:35:53 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Now Bishwakarma thanked all and particularly Mr. Gopal.




[4:37:57 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

He emphasized the necessity of education to make the Dalits of the Nepal aware of their rights..

Now Mr. Amrit is requesting the panelist speakers to share views & clarifications of the asked queries, questions posed by the audiences.

Now Tulasha is speaking...


[4:42:14 PM]

Raj Kumar : Ms Tulasha is speaking.


[4:43:03 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Tulasha is thanking cordially all who had worked hard to make the movents to ensure the rights of the Dalits.

She also warmly thanked all who came to attend the seminar.


[4:46:47 PM] Raj Kumar : Jeevan is speaking.


[4:48:33 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Mr. Jeevan thanked all attended activists & the participants who attended this South Asia Social Forum, also the activists & the development workers who worked hard to raise the Dalit issues as a matter of human rights..

He highlighted the constituitional rights of the Dalits.

He urged all to make sure that the given Dalit's rights in the new constituition of Nepal.


[4:50:59 PM]  Missed conference call.


 [4:53:15 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Mr. Jeevan thanked all & concluded his speech.


[4:55:17 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

The different movements of Dalits are explained & the outcomes of these movements are discussed by Mr. Ganesh.

Mr. Ganesh is explanining different achievements of the movements conducted by the Dalits so far.

Mr. Ganesh thanked and concluded his speech by expressing the hope for "another South Asia Possible"


[5:01:50 PM] Raj Kumar : Moti is speaking.


[5:02:29 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Mr. Moti   is explaining the positions of the Dalits in South Asia.

Mr. Moti is explaining the internal conditions of the Dalits and Dalit right issues in Nepal.

He also hopes for the implementation of the agendas posed by the organizer of the seminar.

He described different aspects of the caste based discrimination of different parts of South Asia. Mr. Moti thanked all and concluded his speech.


[5:07:31 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Now Mr. Narendra is speaking.

Mr. Narendra concluded his speech.


[5:17:10 PM] Raj Kumar : Bijul is speaking.


[5:17:56 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Mr.   Bijul is speaking.


[5:22:17 PM]  Pierre added ali731981, dellheim, youngetz

hello this is an activity in Bangladesh about Dalit rights





[5:33:57 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

Good Bye every one.

The seminar concluded successfully.


[5:36:04 PM]

aaidnepal extension:

I am Ali, thanking you all who attended the seminar physically, and the participants who attended online as well, on behalf of the SASF BD, 2011 extension team.