Thursday, July 19, 2007

Saptari Court Staffs Seek Group Transfer

Over 125 staffs of the Rajbiraj Appellate Court and Siraha District Court have sought group transfer to safer places due to growing insecurity in the Terai.Sending a letter to Supreme Court registrar today, the court employees said there is no more safe working environment in the Terai due to the violent agitation launched by different groups.Diwakar Prasad Khatiwada, President of the Employees’ Concern Committee at the Rajbiraj Appellate Court, said they had no other option but to seek transfer as the security situation in the Terai has been worsening day by day.Likewise, president of the Employees’ Concern Committee of the Siraha District Court Indra Bahadur Khadka said they have launched a movement by locking the main gate of the court seeking transfer to safer places.The Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha led by Jwala Singh had issued an ultimatum to government employees of hill-origin to leave Terai within a week or face physical action.The Morcha activists on Wednesday killed a VDC secretary, Ramhari Pokhrel, by sliting his throat in Siraha three days after his abduction.

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