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Artist Shova Chand begins hunger strike

KATHMANDU: Artist Shova Chand, an freelancer journalist based on Paris, who has been fighting for the racial and gender discrimination in Nepal’s film industry has begun her fast-unto-death from last week.

This strike is Artist Shova Chand’s first one. She has been carrying out the hunger strike demanding stop the racial and gender discrimination in Nepal film industry.

Shova wrote on her Facebook wall about her Hunger Strike.

Hunger Strike Day 5 :

A long and tiresome day. Was not able to be on the platform very often.

A few more postings on racial and gender discrimination.

Miss Saima Thapa has started a signature campaign on change.org against Film Development Board of Nepal demanding answers concerning DB Pariyar’s case. I’m glad that other people have joined this movement which means people have started to question FDB’s actions which is no can no more be ‘normal’.

In a country where men’s voice is heard 364 days, I wanted bring men and women on the same platform starting from the 8th of March, the day when men tend to remain silent. I thank everyone for their invaluable postings, specially men. It has created a mixed space where we can discuss whatever may be our gender.

So after 5 days, I’ll stop my hunger strike tomorrow and invite you to add your signature to help miss Thapa.

The debate on this issue will continue. I thank you all for your support!

She is staging the hunger strike in Nepal Capital Kathmandu. Shobha had given the deadline of end of march to address her demands. “I was forced to begin Satyagraha as my demands were not addressed despite repeated promises,” She told to the media before the hunger strike.

She appeals to all Nepalese to sign the Petition, ‘Unite against racism & discrimination’ through this links. https://www.change.org/p/nepal-film-development-board-unite-against-racism-discrimination?recruiter=862818118&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=sms&utm_campaign=share_sms_responsive

Published Date: Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 | 07:17 AM

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