Grievances galore at event to receive suggestions


Participants at different programmes organised to collect feedback on draft statute in all four constituencies in Kanchanpur voiced their own concerns and grievances on Monday.

Majority of the participants complained about the problems of food, shelter and clothing instead of giving suggestion on the draft constitution. Squatters, landless, displaced, freed Kamaiyas, and flood victims asked CA members when their problems would be solved. They  asked the CA members to settle  their problems through the new constitution.

Dhanya Luhar, who reached the feedback collection programme at Bhimdutta Municipality, said that she had come after hearing names were being collected for land distribution. Luhar lamented that as many as eight families had been living at Salghari near the municipality office for the past 12 years. “People told me that work to collect names of squatters was under way. Thus, I came here,” Luhar said.

Majority of people in all four constituencies sought reinstatement of Hindu state by abolishing the provision of secularism. They claimed that to declare the country secular with majority of Hindus was mockery of the people and country.

Likewise, locals said the far-west should be made a single province.

Urging the CA members who were present there not to promulgate the statute without demarcating and naming the provinces, the participants warned that the hilly and Tarai districts in the region should not be split. Feedback was collected through both written and verbal methods.