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Kamlaris sign 10-point deal with govt; Call-off protest programs including bandh


KATHMANDU: Agitating former Kamlaris (indentured girl child labourers) have called off their 10-day-long protests and the indefinite Tarai banda after they reached into 10-point agreement with the government late Friday night.

As per the 10-point agreement the government agreed to provide compensation to the family of Srijana Chaudhary, a 12-year-old domestic whose death sparked the protest. The government will provide Rs 500,000 to Chaudhary’s family. She was found burned to death at her employer’s house in Lalitpur in late March.

The government has also agreed to release all those arrested while enforcing general shutdown in the far west and the mid west regions.  Although Kamlaris had put forth the arrest of the accused (in Srijana”s death case) as a precondition for withdrawing their protests, the government persuaded them to let a high-level probe committee to settle the issue.

According to the deal, the government will also provide treatment expenses to all the Kamlaris injured in the police”s baton-charging, revise guidelines for distributing scholarships to Kamlari students and form committees to rescue all Kamalris who are still working as indentured laborers, among others.

“After almost eight hours of talks, we finally reached a deal,” said Upendra Adhikari, joint secretary at the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MoWCSW). ´

Kamlaris had called the strike in all 22 districts of the Tarai after being thrashed by the police while trying to break into a restricted zone in front of Singha Durbar.

On May 28, Kamlaris had come to Kathmandu for what they dubbed as their decisive battle for justice for Srijana”s family and emancipation as well as rehabilitation of all Kamlaris. Srijana, 12, was found dead on March 24. Although the police claimed that she committed suicide, Kamlaris claim that she was either murdered or forced to kill herself.

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