Angry Flood Victims Attack Chhapra Authorities In Bihar

A huge mob of women stormed into the authorities’ office in Chhapra to demand for the Rs 6,000 due to them as per victim flood relief fund 

Raghav N

November 24, 2020

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The administrative office in Bihar’s Chhapra town faced the wrath of hundreds of angry flood victims as the mob, largely comprising women protested against the delay in receiving flood relief funds.

The personnel in-charge had a tough time as slippers, sticks and stones were thrown at them by the demonstrators. Those who were severely affected by the natural disaster that displaced lakhs of people during the monsoons this year had been promised financial aid of Rs 6,000 rupees by the government. However, with no monetary benefit in sight, the large group of women decided to fight for their rights. After this, they moved to the nearby police station, where the area’s circle officer also tried to appeal to the crowd to calm down. Repeated requests by the officials were turned down by the agitators who beat the CO and other officials with sticks and batons.

Bihar is India’s most flood-prone state, constituting 16.5% of the country’s highest affected area. According to statistics, since 1979  9,500 people have lost their lives to the disaster that strikes every single year during the rains.  Apart from humans, livestock and property worth crores are damaged during this period.

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