Tuesday, April 17, 2007

SC asks govt to form panel for ex-Kamaiyas

The Supreme Court on monday directed government authorities to form a committee for the rehabilitation of former Kamaiyas (bonded labourers) in seven districts of the far-western region.A joint bench of justices Balaram KC and Rajendra Prasad issued directives to the Home Ministry, Finance Ministry, Ministry of Local Development, Land Reforms Ministry and other government bodies to set up the committee to ensure employment for the former Kamaiays of Bajhang, Baitadi, Bajura, Achham, Doti and Dadeldhura districts.The apex court was hearing on a complaint filed by a group of legal practitioners on November 5, 2004.The SC has already directed the government to form the committee for the former Kamaiyas living in Dang, Banke, Bardiya, Kailali and Kanchanpur.

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