FEDO organized 4 days exposure visit 8-11 July 2014. To the capital of India, Delhi along with the Dalit women CA member with the aim to exchange the experience and also to find a way for proceeding the common issues/ agendas of both country together for the betterment in the political scenario favorable to the Dalit women. The Exposure Visit coordinates by National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) in New Delhi.
Dalit women CA member alleged to grab the knowledge from the positive lesson learnt of the constitution making process of India and apply the experience and the information to the new constitution of Nepal. For strengthening the relationship of two countries and also for the humanitarians, the women activists of FEDO along with the Dalit women CA member travelled to the capital. The visit was scheduled for several interaction meetings with the political parties on the related subject matter.
During the visit to India, the interaction was done with the several political party leaders like: former minister of BJP, Dr. Sanjay Paswan from JAATI MORCHA,Central Secretary from Indian Communist Party, Parliament member D. Raja and Member of National Women Commission Dr. Charu WaliKhanna.
In the program, the discussion was done on situation of Indian Dalit and Dalit women, Marginalized and backward community, Indian experience on the process of constitution making and the present situation of Nepal with regard to the constitution of Nepal. Dalit women CA member, Dalit women leader and the Dalit civil society’s leaders kept the view to develop the common platform in order to address the common issues to ensure the rights of Dalit women and the marginalized.
During the meeting, the former minister of BJP and Dr. Sanjay Paswan from JAATI MORCHA said that the visit has become the fundamental support to take a stand for ensuring the rights of Dalit and social justice. Presently, there are 84 people in the partliament as a representative of scheduled caste. Among which 50 are from Member of Parliament and 7 women. And among this also, 3 of them have already became the minister under the government structure.
On the meeting, D. Raja, Secretary of Communist Party was grateful to see the representatives of Nepal to gain the first hand knowledge on the situation of political scenario of India majorly the condition of Indian constitution making process. He made the commitment to support Dalit women leaders for ensuring their rights and establish their position in the political structure specially ensuring their agendas in the upcoming constitution. We had meeting with Bhumi Adhikar Manch and Sarsaphai Karmachari Aandolan where the speech was delivered in the movements of India.
Similarly, the Member of National Women Commission Dr. Charu oli Khanna gave her presentation on the work of women commission and also shared their plans and upcoming programmes. She also said that the transit point for the trafficking is India, so in order to eradicate the major problem with the trafficking; India is coordinating with the Nepalese National women commission.
During the meeting, the president of FEDO, Durga Sob also delivered her strong conviction to conduct the program collaborately in the coming days because both of the countries i.e. Nepal and India are struggling with the common issues of Dalit women for ensuring their rights and social justice.
Overall, the visit to India was successfully conducted by gaining the knowledge on the Situation of Dalit women of India and Dalit women CA member got the opportunity to analyze the work of Indian politician closely.