My name is Kumar Bhasvar. Since the year of 1977, my family has taken up residence in New Kalimpong. I myself am a father of two children. I have one son and one daughter. As of 2015, my son, Naadir, has moved to live in his wife’s home. As for Madri, my daughter, she is in the process of completing her higher secondary education. In the meantime, I continue to work as a contractor.
Since May 2012, I have undergone a lawsuit in which the sons of Aleem Chahal, my former landowner, have demanded that my children and I permanently vacate the home that they state is rightfully theirs through inheritance. Aleemhas been provided support by many of New Kalimpong’s residents. I, in my turn, have argued in saying that I have paid all the rent bills since my children and I first moved in. Since my landowner’s death, I have focused on keeping the home well maintained and in good condition. Upon my refusal to leave, the sons of Mr. Chahal have made the decision to file a case against my family. Since then, I have felt helpless, especially since my neighbours and acquaintances have displayed an unwillingness to support me as witnesses.
This case was first filed in 2012. Since then, I have sought assistance in the process of litigation from the DMWSC. This social centre has assisted me since May 14th, 2015. Since then, the DMWSC, through Margret Horo, has provided me moral support in my meetings and in the advocacy of this case. We went on to report this case in its entirety to the D.I.S.A Secretary as well as to the Chairman of New Kalimpong. Both have been asked to proceed in the networking section of this case.