In Bharatpur, a Dalit man gets brutally assaulted and killed for reportedly arguing for Dalits’ right to enter a temple

In Bharatpur, a Dalit man gets brutally assaulted and killed for reportedly arguing for Dalits’ right to enter a temple » Meroshare

Kathmandu: On October 14, Bhim Bahadur Bishwakarma, a 58-years-old resident of Durgachowk, in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-4, a city in the central-southern part of Nepal, was brutally killed for reportedly ‘wanting to enter a temple’. It was the day of Navami, the ninth day of the Hindu festival of Dashain—the day when animals are sacrificed in temples to please goddess Durga. Access to the temple is permitted to all but Dalits.

At around 9:30 in the morning, Bishwakarma reached the temple premises and argued against that provision. A local called Sitaram Basnet responded with punches and pipes on Bishwakarma’s face, according to eyewitnesses. Bishwakarma fell down and ended up in a local pharmacy where he was assaulted once again, for reasons yet to become clear. He was taken to the hosp


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