Indigenous Newar communities in Khokana and Bungamati call for follow-up actions from UN experts in Geneva to protect their rights threatened by the construction of Fast Track Expressway and other infrastructure projects

10 July 2022, Kathmandu Indigenous Newar communities – affected by the Kathmandu-Terai/Madhesh Fast Track (Expressway) Project and other ongoing or planned infrastructure and urbanization projects in historical settlements of Khokana and Bungamati in the south of Nepal’s capital city, Kathmandu – have called on four UN mechanisms in Geneva to take follow up actions for … More Indigenous Newar communities in Khokana and Bungamati call for follow-up actions from UN experts in Geneva to protect their rights threatened by the construction of Fast Track Expressway and other infrastructure projects

Chepang settlement joyful as electricity reaches their village

Hetauda: For the first time, electricity has reached Runchebung Parsibang, a remote village of Raksirang Rural Municipality, Ward no. 9 in Makwanpur district of central Nepal. The extremely marginalized indigenous Chepangs of the village used to burn pine lamps for light in their houses as they did not have electricity although it was only at … More Chepang settlement joyful as electricity reaches their village

गाउँमा बिजुली पुगेपछि मुस्कुराएको चेपाङ बस्ती (तस्वीरसहित)

थाहा खबरको लागि श्रीजना नेपालको रिपोर्टिंग, चैत २१, २०७८ हेटौैडा : मकवानपुरको विकट राक्सिराङ गाउँपालिका–९ पार्सिबाङ रुन्चेबुङमा पहिलोपटक बत्ती पुगेको छ। अति सीमान्तकृत चेपाङ समुदायको बाहुल्यता रहेको राक्सिराङ गाउँपालिका–९ को पार्सिबाङ रुन्चेबाङमा पहिलो पटक बिजुली बत्ती पुगेको हो। पूर्व–पश्चिम राजमार्गबाट करिब ३५ किलोमिटर मात्र भित्र रहेको सो स्थानमा हालसम्म बिजुली पुगेको थिएन। बत्ती नभएकोले त्यहाँका चेपाङ समुदाय सल्लाको दियालो … More गाउँमा बिजुली पुगेपछि मुस्कुराएको चेपाङ बस्ती (तस्वीरसहित)

Tamakoshi-Kathmandu Transmission Line affected communities call on the Asian Development Bank to realign the power line and relocate its sub-station

3 November 2021, Kathmandu Indigenous Tamang and other locals of Shankharapur municipality in the northeast of Kathmandu affected by the Tamakoshi-Kathmandu 200/400 kV Transmission Line and its Bojheni substation today submitted a memorandum to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Nepal Resident Mission. They have called for realignment of the Transmission Line and shifting of the … More Tamakoshi-Kathmandu Transmission Line affected communities call on the Asian Development Bank to realign the power line and relocate its sub-station

तामाकोशी-काठमाडौं प्रसारण लाइन पिडित समुदायद्वारा प्रसारण लाइन र त्यसको सबस्टेशन स्थानान्तरण गर्न माग गर्दै एसियाली विकास बैंकलाई ज्ञापनपत्र बुझाइयो 

३ नोवेम्बेर २०२१ (वि. सं. २०७८ कार्तिक १७), काठमाडौँ तामाकोशी–काठमाडौं २००/४०० के.भी. प्रसारण लाइन र त्यसको बोझेनी सवस्टेशनबाट पिडित काठमाडौंको उत्तरपूर्वस्थित शंखारापुर नगरपालिकाका आदिवासी तामांग र अन्य स्थानीयहरुले एसियाली विकास बैंक (एडीबी) को नेपाल आवासीय मिसनलाई आज ज्ञापनपत्र बुझाएका छन्। उनीहरुले एडीबीको सहयोगमा कार्यन्वयन भइरहेको Electricity Transmission Expansion and Supply Improvement Project अन्तर्गतको  प्रसारण लाइन … More तामाकोशी-काठमाडौं प्रसारण लाइन पिडित समुदायद्वारा प्रसारण लाइन र त्यसको सबस्टेशन स्थानान्तरण गर्न माग गर्दै एसियाली विकास बैंकलाई ज्ञापनपत्र बुझाइयो 

Campaign to restore archaeological Kamal Pokhari in Thamel condemns Nepal government’s “irresponsible and false” reply to the UN mechanisms regarding rights infringed due to construction of Chhaya Center

Kathmandu, 11 October 2021 The Campaign to restore archaeological Kamal Pokhari in Thamel has condemned the “inadequate, irresponsible and false” reply provided by the Government of Nepal in response to the joint letter sent by four UN mechanisms to the Government concerning violations of the rights of indigenous Newars, including to their lands and resources … More Campaign to restore archaeological Kamal Pokhari in Thamel condemns Nepal government’s “irresponsible and false” reply to the UN mechanisms regarding rights infringed due to construction of Chhaya Center

Nepal’s indigenous Majhi communities demand cancellation of Sunkoshi-2 Hydropower Project

6 October 2021, Manthali/Kathmandu Indigenous Majhi communities of Ramechhap and Sindhuli districts in eastern Nepal have demanded cancellation of Sunkoshi-2 Hydropower Project stating that the Project will result in large scale displacement of the Majhi communities and other locals and even wipe out the identity and existence of the Majhi people from their ancestral lands. … More Nepal’s indigenous Majhi communities demand cancellation of Sunkoshi-2 Hydropower Project

सुनकोशी मरिन डाइभर्सन बहुउद्देश्यीय आयोजनाबाट रामेछापको डुबान क्षेत्रका आदिवासी माझी र अन्य स्थानिय समुदायमा पर्ने असर सम्बन्धि अध्ययन प्रतिवेदन राष्ट्रिय मानवअधिकार आयोगमा पेश

२०७८ साउन १७ सुनकोशी मरिन डाइभर्सन बहुउद्देश्यीय आयोजनाबाट रामेछापको डुबान क्षेत्रका आदिवासी माझी र अन्य स्थानिय समुदायमा पर्ने असर र आयोजनाको सन्दर्भमा भएका राम्रा प्रयासहरु सम्बन्धि अध्ययनको प्रतिवेदन आज राष्ट्रिय मानव अधिकार आयोगमा पेश गरिएको छ । आयोजनाको मस्यौदा वातावरणीय प्रभाव मुल्यांकन प्रतिवेदन तथा अनलाइन र पत्रपत्रिकामा प्रकाशित सम्बन्धित समाचार र प्रसारित सामग्री लगायत अन्य … More सुनकोशी मरिन डाइभर्सन बहुउद्देश्यीय आयोजनाबाट रामेछापको डुबान क्षेत्रका आदिवासी माझी र अन्य स्थानिय समुदायमा पर्ने असर सम्बन्धि अध्ययन प्रतिवेदन राष्ट्रिय मानवअधिकार आयोगमा पेश

Nepal’s govt ignores UN experts’ letters concerning alleged violations of indigenous Newar rights in the construction of the Kathmandu-Terai/Madhesh Fast Track Expressway and of the Chhaya Center business complex

On 30 March 2021, UN experts sent a letter to the Government of Nepal regarding alleged violations of the rights of indigenous Newar peoples over their lands, resources and over the loss of religious and cultural sites in the context of the construction of the Terai/Madhesh FastTrack Expressway and the construction of the Chhaya Center business … More Nepal’s govt ignores UN experts’ letters concerning alleged violations of indigenous Newar rights in the construction of the Kathmandu-Terai/Madhesh Fast Track Expressway and of the Chhaya Center business complex

Stationeries distribution for pupils at Shree Nawajeevan Fundamental School, Makwanpur

On 3 Apr 2021, CEMSOJ, in collaboration with HimRights, distributed stationeries (exercise books, pencils, pens, drawing books, colors, etc.) for around 160 disadvantaged Chepang and Tamang pupils of grades 1 to 7 of Shree Nawajeevan Fundamental School at Pambung, Ward No. 8 of Raksirang Rural Municipality in central Nepal’s Makwanpur district. BIG THANKS for the helping … More Stationeries distribution for pupils at Shree Nawajeevan Fundamental School, Makwanpur