Freed Kamaiya will be rehabilitated within this year: Dahit

KATHMANDU: Minister for Land Reforms and Management Gopal Dahit has said remaining all freed Kamaiya (bonded labourers) would be rehabilitated within this fiscal year.

Speaking at a conference, Minister Dahit said that hhe  fully supported the campaign launched for emancipation of Kamaiya, Haliya (agricultural bonded labourers) and Kamlari (female indentured domestic workers) and the Ministry of Land Reforms and Management was working in this regard.

Similarly, on the occasion, former member of the High-Level Land Reforms Commission Ganesh BK blamed the state for pathetic life of the backward communities for its failure to implement different policies made for the community.

Likewise, Coordinator for the Rastriya Mukti Haliya Samaj Federation Rajuraj Bhul rued failure of the state to address their demands despite launching peaceful protest, and submitting a memorandum repeatedly.

Other participants include programme coordinator for Freed Kamaiya Women Development Forum Indra Chaudhary, coordinator for Dalit Civil Society Motilal Nepali and Chairperson of Freed Kamaiya Society Pashupati Chaudhary among others