Three Dalit women journalists are undertaking a challenging proud cycle journey from Mahakali to Mechi, demanding an end to all discrimination. During the same trip, the cyclist reached Nawalparasi on Thursday.
Various organizations welcomed the cyclists on Thursday. Similarly, the team of Nepal Journalist Federation Nawalparasi Branch, Nepali Caste Liberation Society, Nepali Cheli Online Media, Bardaghat Press Club welcomed the team.
The central secretary of the National Dalit journalists Federation , Rita Budhathoki, said that the main purpose of the trip is to end the discrimination that is still widespread. Stating that not only being a Dalit, andt being a Dalit woman, she faced more discrimination, she said that she started the campaign by realizing that journalists, who are the mirror of society, should be aware to end the discrimination. According to them, this constitution is made in Nepal, and laws are made, but those laws are not implemented. Stating that Nepal’s constitution and laws are like a well without water, the thirst of the victimized community will not be quenched. She said that the Dalit community is not covered by the constitution and laws. It is written in the law that discrimination should end. From time to time, the state also announces that caste discrimination has been eradicated, but the discrimination is still the same.
The cycle journey which started from Baisakh 6 reached Nawalparasi on the ninth day on Thursday. Rita Vishwakarma and Sita Nepali along with Indira Vishwakarma, a member of the Nepal Journalist Federation Nawalparasi Branch, have participated in the cycle ride.