Victims want to be relocated in safer places

- Harihar Singh Rathaur, Dhading

May 17, 2015-

Quake-victims in six northern Dhading VDCs have demanded their resettlement at safer locations.

Talking to Parliamentary Monitoring Committee members, including Maoist leader Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, on Sunday, villagers from Ree, Tipling, Lapa, Jharlang, Sertung and Darkha VDCs said at least 62 settlements in the area have become unsafe.

The quake-victims also asked the lawmakers to remove debris from roads obstructed by landslides. They also demanded relief materials and foodstuffs using helicopters until road network will be functional.

Ram Bahadur Tamang, a local resident, said geologists should study and investigate to rebuild the quake-affected areas. Likewise, Karman Ghale, the headmaster of Lapa Secondary School, asked the lawmakers to ensure that the quake-ravaged settlements are relocated.

After listening the victim’s problems, lawmaker Deepak Giri said there’s no option other than helping one another during the disaster. Maoist leader Rayamajhi said the government and Constitutional Assembly will consider every alternative to rebuild demolished structures.

Meanwhile, the quake-triggered landslides at Jharlang have affected various VDCs in the area. Though King Mahendra Shah had relocated Jharlang residents to Kanchanpur district in the past, the recent landslides have also displaced people from nearby VDCs.

Published: 18-05-2015 08:44

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