Elected representative busy settling disputes

Dhangadi, February 6

Jamuna Bohara, vice-chair and justice committee coordinator of Jorayal Rural Municipality, is busy settling cases registered at the local levels in Doti, of late.

Bohara seems busy most of the time studying law books for effective justice delivery to the locals. Though she is a graduate, she doesn’t have adequate knowledge about judiciary. She had no option other than studying books related to law as she has to settle cases of various nature. “We received as many as 13 complaints this fiscal, of which 10 cases have been settled,” said Bohara.

In one incident, there was conflict between husband and wife. Though she tried to settle it through negotiations for three times, they didn’t compromise and finally opted for divorce. She cited another case related to community forest, which she had been unable to settle yet.

Coordinator Bohara said though the constitution provided them judiciary authority, it was difficult for them to deal with some cases for want of necessary knowledge, experience and training. “Some organisations have offered law books. I have been settling the cases studying them. As I don’t know how to give verdict, I am trying to settle them through reconciliation,” said Bohara. However, she is elated as both the defendant and plaintiff are convinced with her dealing. She has to disturb the staffers working in other rooms because her room is very congested and cannot accommodate more than three to four persons at time and she has to use other rooms as well.