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Hari Auji has also been waiting 10 years for land, but he prefers it here to his former home. "In the mountains, we had to drink from a separate water tap and were not allowed in other people's houses," he explains. "At feasts, we were made to eat separate food and sit outside. At least here we are living among our own people and so face less discrimination."<br />
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Dhangadhi town in Far Western Nepal is one of the country's poorer and more isolated regions. It is home to many of Nepal's Dalits - the so-called "untouchables", who are at the bottom of Nepal's strict caste-based system. As well as dealing with abject poverty, these people also have to cope with widespread discrimination by the rest of society, which is fiercest in underdeveloped rural areas. They have little access to services such as healthcare and education and routinely face abuse, from which they are often denied protection by the army and police. In some cases, it is the army and the police who abuse them.

Hari Auji has also been waiting 10 years for land, but he prefers it here to his former home. "In the mountains, we had to drink from a separate water tap and were not allowed in other people's houses," he explains. "At feasts, we were made to eat separate food and sit outside. At least here we are living among our own people and so face less discrimination."

Dhangadhi town in Far Western Nepal is one of the country's poorer and more isolated regions. It is...
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