Dadeldhura, October 29
Flood and landslide victims of Jogbudha and Shirsha in Parashuram Municipality, Dadeldhura, who lost their houses in different monsoon-related disasters about 15 years ago, submitted their 127th memorandum at the district administration office today seeking rehabilitation.
The victims submitted the memorandum to Chief Minister Trilochan Bhatta through chief district officer. They also demanded that they be handed over the land purchased for the purpose of their rehabilitation three years ago.
Some 32 persons had lost their lives while 35 others had been rendered homeless in landslides and floods triggered by incessant rainfall 15 years ago.
“Though the government three years ago had purchased some 46 ropani land in Parigaun and Ratimati to relocate us there, the rehabilitation process has yet to begin,” lamented Prajapati Nath, a victim and chairperson of a struggle committee set up to fight for their cause.
Nath furthered warned that they would have to take to the streets if their concerns were not addressed.
Chief District Officer Mohanraj Joshi, upon receiving the memorandum, pledged to send the memo to the ministry concerned. “I hope that the provincial government will do the needful to resolve their problem,” he said.
A version of this article appears in print on October 30, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.