January 8, 2020 03:10 PM NPT
DAILEKH, Jan 8: The District Administration Office and District Police Office have demolished 93 chhaugoths at different local levels of the western part of the Dailekh district. Chhaugoth is a separate poorly ventilated hut where menstruating women are made to stay in for at least the first five to seven days.
Assistant Chief District Officer Indra Chhetri said that 93 chhaugoths were demolished at different places of Rakam bazaar, Thatikandh rural municipality, Chamundabindrasaini municipality, Dullu municipality and Bhairabi rural municipality under the campaign of demolishing chhaugoths launched by the government to discourage chhau practice.
A team comprising Police inspector Upendra Acharya and Assistant Chief District Officer, Chhetri, had launched public awareness programme at different places and started demolishing chhaugoths from Monday.
Chief District Officer, Yubraj Kattel, said that they have got information that some of the women are staying in cowshed during their menstruation after demolishing of chhaugoths and added that initiative would be taken to resolve problem after carrying out monitoring again.