Illiterate and dalit, but a legal expert

Kantipur Online – Kathmandu,Nepal
SYANGJA, June 29 – He is an illiterate. Worse, he belongs to the impoverished dalit community in his rural village of Western Nepal. Nevertheless, Indra Bahadur Damai of Bichari Chautara VDC-9 in Syangja district is no less than any legal expert in terms of interpreting legal provisions on both civil and criminal cases. Seventy-nine-year old Damai knows almost all the clauses of the Civil Code by heart—thanks to the over 400 cases he faced during his life so far. More …..