Gaushala, : Some 300 Dalit families residing in the no-man’s-land at Bathanaha VDC in Mahottari district fear of becoming homeless after the Indian Border Security Force (SSB) issued them an order to vacate the area.
There are around 300 households comprising families of Mushar, Khatwe, Bin and the like residing since many generations at Ward No 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the VDC.
According to Shrichan Sada, a local from Bathanaha-6, ever since these families, who are landless, were told to migrate elsewhere within five days and warned of being bulldozed by the SSB, they are living in a fear of being homeless.
Ramji Khatwe, one among the habitants of no man’s land, is worried about where to go as he is alike other Dalit families who are poor and landless.
The SSB has also threatened of beating them if their instruction is not followed, shared Suraja Bin from Bathanaha-7.
Sudeep Kumar Jha, a political activist from Bathanaha-6 has appealed with the government of Nepal or India to arrange an alternative residence for these families.
Source : RSS