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Kathmandu court releases house owner arrested on the caste discrimination charge

Saraswati Pradhan is released by the Kathmandu District Court, on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.

Kathmandu, June 23

The Kathmandu District Court has released Saraswati Pradhan, a local of Babarmahal in Kathmandu, who was arrested on Sunday on the charge of denying a Dalit woman a flat and hence committing an act of caste discrimination.

Following the court order, police released her on Wednesday.

She is accused of refusing to let journalist Rupa Sunar rent a flat of her house due to her caste. Sunar had filed a complaint against her at the Metropolitan Police Circle, Singhadarbar.

Consequently, police had filed a case against her as per the Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability (Offence and Punishment) Act, 2011.

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