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Landowner stops committee from clearing the road she blocked

Kuenga Tashi, Phuentshogling
Feb 5 2016

Landowner stops committee from clearing the road she blocked (Update): A landowner in Bangay under Phuentshogling, who has blocked a Gewog Centre Road since Tuesday, stopped the authority from clearing the road, today.

A committee of dungkhag and thromde officials and police could clear only a few metres of the block before Zangmo turned up and stopped the work.Landowner stops committee from clearing the road she blocked--

Zangmo has placed huge stones, boulders, and mud in the middle of a Gewog Centre Road that connects gewogs of Phuentshogling and Loggchina.

She said she has cooperated and let the gewog use her land for about four years now. Zangmo said she cannot go on like this anymore.

“About 60-70 decimal of my land is destroyed. I am alone and have to bear all my children’s expenses. My expenditure, including land tax, came up to about Nu 60-70 thousand in last two years. It’s painful.”

She also said the road was constructed without her consent and that she did warn the gewog officials several times that she would resort to such action if they do not take the road elsewhere.

The committee members are expecting the two gups of Phuentshogling and Loggchina Gewogs to file a complaint against Zangmo.

1 Comment for “Landowner stops committee from clearing the road she blocked”

  1. Ugyen

    I wonder if the committee would have moved the road somewhere if the land belonged to a lyonpo or a dasho or some well connected people. In Bhutan we still feel a lone woman should be taken advantage of. She is ‘easy’for anything. Instead of harrassing the woman, the authorities should really make use of tbe engineers to find a better solution. In Bhutan it is always the easy ones that are harassed. Don’t give up Zangmo. Fight on.

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