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Name: Caste Based Discrimination and Untouchability (Offence and Punishment) Act, 2068 (2011).
Country: Nepal
Subject(s): Equality of opportunity and treatment
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2011-06-01
Entry into force:
ISN: NPL-2011-L-90656
Bibliography: Laws on-line in English Laws on-line in English Nepal Law Commission,, Nepal PDF of Law in English PDF of Law in English (consulted on 2012-08-10)
Abstract/Citation: Preamble:
Whereas, acknowledging the principle that each person is equal in terms of rights and human dignity, it is expedient to provide timely provisions to protect the right of each person to live with equality, freedom and human dignity by creating an environment where no untouchability and discrimination prevails on the ground of caste, race, descent, community or occupation in the name of custom, tradition, religion, culture, ritual or any other name, to make punishable to the acts of untouchability, exclusion, restriction expulsion, contempt or any other discriminatory act that is against humanity, to provide restitution (compensation) to the victim of such acts, to keep intact the national unity by strengthening the relationship subsisting among general public and to create an egalitarian society.

This Act repeals Number 10a of the Chapter of Decency (Adal) of Muluki Ain (General Code).

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