THE HIMALAYAN TALK: INDIAN GOVERNMENT FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM RISKIER

http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c The government of India has announced food security program ahead of elections in 2014. We discussed the issue with Palash Biswas in Kolkata today. http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c Ahead of Elections, India's Cabinet Approves Food Security Program ______________________________________________________ By JIM YARDLEY http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/indias-cabinet-passes-food-security-law/

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICAL OF BAMCEF LEADERSHIP

[Palash Biswas, one of the BAMCEF leaders and editors for Indian Express spoke to us from Kolkata today and criticized BAMCEF leadership in New Delhi, which according to him, is messing up with Nepalese indigenous peoples also. He also flayed MP Jay Narayan Prasad Nishad, who recently offered a Puja in his New Delhi home for Narendra Modi's victory in 2014.]

THE HIMALAYAN DISASTER: TRANSNATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT MECHANISM A MUST

We talked with Palash Biswas, an editor for Indian Express in Kolkata today also. He urged that there must a transnational disaster management mechanism to avert such scale disaster in the Himalayas. http://youtu.be/7IzWUpRECJM

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS BLASTS INDIANS THAT CLAIM BUDDHA WAS BORN IN INDIA

THE HIMALAYAN VOICE: PALASH BISWAS DISCUSSES RAM MANDIR

Published on 10 Apr 2013 Palash Biswas spoke to us from Kolkota and shared his views on Visho Hindu Parashid's programme from tomorrow ( April 11, 2013) to build Ram Mandir in disputed Ayodhya. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77cZuBunAGk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALSH BISWAS FLAYS SOUTH ASIAN GOVERNM

Palash Biswas, lashed out those 1% people in the government in New Delhi for failure of delivery and creating hosts of problems everywhere in South Asia. http://youtu.be/lD2_V7CB2Is

Palash Biswas on BAMCEF UNIFICATION!

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS ON NEPALI SENTIMENT, GORKHALAND, KUMAON AND GARHWAL ETC.and BAMCEF UNIFICATION! Published on Mar 19, 2013 The Himalayan Voice Cambridge, Massachusetts United States of America

BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE 7

Published on 10 Mar 2013 ALL INDIA BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE HELD AT Dr.B. R. AMBEDKAR BHAVAN,DADAR,MUMBAI ON 2ND AND 3RD MARCH 2013. Mr.PALASH BISWAS (JOURNALIST -KOLKATA) DELIVERING HER SPEECH. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLL-n6MrcoM http://youtu.be/oLL-n6MrcoM

Imminent Massive earthquake in the Himalayas

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS TALKS AGAINST CASTEIST HEGEMONY IN SOUTH ASIA

Palash Biswas on Citizenship Amendment Act

Mr. PALASH BISWAS DELIVERING SPEECH AT BAMCEF PROGRAM AT NAGPUR ON 17 & 18 SEPTEMBER 2003 Sub:- CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT ACT 2003 http://youtu.be/zGDfsLzxTXo

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Please Join A 100 Day Campaign to End Caste Discrimination and Untouchability

Dear Friends
Greetings! The National Dalit Commission of Nepal and the Office of the UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights started a 100 day Campaign to end Untouchability and Caste Discrimination. Now only 44 days are left. This campaign wil come to an end on 24 December 2011.
 
This campaign is not meant only for the people of Nepal, it is for every one living anywhere in the world.
 
Pasted below you will find a small write up on this and at its end you will find a link to the special website that has been created for this purpose. Please click on that link and get ready to commit yourself for this noble cause to end Untouchability and Caste Discrimination.
 
 
 
With Regards and In Solidarity
Umakant, Ph.D
Independent Researcher and Human Rights Advocate
New Delhi
 
 
 
 
 
"I commit to end caste discrimination and untouchability"
8 November 2011
 
In August, following the marriage of a Dalit man to a non-Dalit woman in Dailekh, a remote district 375 kilometres west of Kathmandu in Nepal, the father of the groom was attacked and subsequently died.
 
As Dalits, the groom and his family are on the lowest rung of the caste hierarchy in Nepali society, traditionally regarded as "untouchables". Caste discrimination is based on perceptions of impurity and pollution associated with those identified as belonging to low-caste groups.
 
The alleged perpetrators of the murder are the non-Dalit family members of the bride, a number of whom have been arrested and charged.
 
Dalits in Nepal experience discrimination at every level of their daily lives, limiting their employment and educational opportunities, the places where they can collect water or worship, and their choice of who to marry.
 
Caste and other forms of discrimination based on work and descent are not confined to Nepal and South Asia alone - this form of discrimination affects more than 200 million people world-wide.
 
Lower caste individuals are frequently confined to hereditary, low-income and dehumanising employment, such as manual scavenging, disposing of dead animals, digging graves or making leather products.
 
They may experience violence if they do not conform to social norms associated with their caste.
 
Child labour is rampant in caste and descent-based communities and children from the "lower castes" suffer high levels of illiteracy. For women, caste is a multiplier that compounds their experience of poverty and discrimination.
 
In May this year the Nepali legislature enacted comprehensive legislation aimed at addressing some of the root causes of caste-based discrimination and its manifestations.
 
The new law represents important legal progress against caste discrimination in both the public and private spheres, making incitement to commit discrimination a crime, and setting higher penalties for public officials found guilty of caste discrimination.
 
The National Dalit Commission and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights have now jointly developed a campaign to raise awareness of the key elements of the new law across the country, including in Nepal's remote communities, and among state officials including the police.
 
The campaign asks all Nepalis, and others globally, to make a personal commitment to end caste discrimination.
 
Inaugurating the 100 day campaign, Nepal's President Dr Ram Baran Yadav called for a combined effort to implement the legislation. "It is a matter of shame to know that people in the 21st Century are still practising caste discrimination and untouchability," he said.
 
Policies inclusive of marginalised groups, including the Dalit are important for development and economic prosperity, the President said.
 
Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay welcomed the initiative. "Nepal has become a leader on the world stage in the fight against caste-based discrimination," she said.
 
"For centuries, millions in Nepal and other countries in this region have suffered as a result of caste discrimination and untouchability. Let us hope," Pillay said, "that the people of Nepal can turn this page and inspire others to learn from their experience."
 
The head of the Human Rights Office in Nepal, Jyoti Sanghera pointed to the "remarkable progress in Nepal's national and international commitments to address discrimination".
 
However, Sanghera said promulgation of the Law was not enough: "It also needs to be effectively implemented, and the victims as well as their family members must be able to invoke the rule of law in order to access justice."
 
Although the campaign will end on 24 December, Sanghera said, "its spirit and soul will live on and continue to ignite the commitment to end caste discrimination and untouchability, helping to endure the effective elimination of one of the most degrading forms of human rights violations."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My final words of advice to you are educate, agitate and organize; have faith in yourself. With justice on our side I do not see how we can lose our battle. The battle to me is a matter of joy. The battle is in the fullest sense spiritual. There is nothing material or social in it. For ours is a battle not for wealth or for power. It is battle for freedom. It is the battle of reclamation of human personality. 
B.R.Ambedkar

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