|Category||Rights of the Dalits|
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Petitioners brought up the plight of the people belonging to Badi community to the notice of the Supreme Court. People of this community, mostly inhabiting in Banke, Bardia and Dang districts of Mid-West Nepal, were eking out a precarious living. Women of this community were also compelled to be engaged in sex trade for survival. Because of this trade many children were born whose fathers could notbe traced. As a result, many people were denied citizenship.
Court declared that “the Badi people are vested with the right to live an honorable life pursuant to the Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal, 1990, prevailing laws and pursuant to the international treaties relating to human rights to which Nepal is a Party.” It further observed that “for the purpose of establishing a just society based on fraternity, bond and social solidarity, the economic, social and political problems faced by the women and children of the Badi community should be resolved so that women and children of the Badi community and every one can live a respectable life”