Interim order against tea estate workers

Ilam, December 2:

The Ilam Appellate Court has issued an interim order against the workers of Ilam Kanyam Tea Estate — operated under the Nepal Tea Development Corporation — not to collect the tea leaves in the name of the workers’ union.

A joint bench of Acting Chief Judge Purushottam Parajuli and Judge Purushottam Bhandari issued the order today asking the workers to stop illegally picking the leaves. The workers’ unions had ‘reportedly captured’ the tea estate and were collecting tea leaves and cardamom in the name of the union. Executive Director of the Corporation Subash Sanghai had filed a writ petition in the court on November 20.