“We have many troubles which the government has been ignoring. The rehabilitation programme after the Kamaiya liberation movement was not popular among our people because many families were asked to live on floodplains,” he said.
There are an estimated 37,000 freed Kamaiyas in Nepal; around 9,500 of them are in Kailali alone.
Flood threatens Kamaiya settlements
KANCHANPUR: Freed Kamaiya families living in Samadaiji and other parts of Kanchanpur district are at high risk of flood. These settlements are inundated every monsoon as they are situated close to local rivers and streams. Twenty-two families of former Kamaiyas live in Samadaiji. They accused the government of deliberately settling them in flood-prone areas.