Kathmandu metropolis surrounded by squatters

13 November, Kathmandu. Residents of squatter settlements on the banks of the Bagmati River in Thapathali, Kathmandu, demonstrated in entrance of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City workplace. They demonstrated in entrance of the workplace of the metropolis in opposition to their elimination with out correct administration.

The staff of the metropolis reached the slum on Monday after the Integrated Wagmati Civilization Development Committee requested the metropolis to vacate the encroached slums. During this, the scenario turned tense when there was a conflict between the 2 sides. 36 individuals together with the town police chief have been injured within the conflict.

According to Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Chief Raju Pandey, greater than 300 individuals from squatter settlements went to encompass the metropolis this morning. They went on a slogan rally from Thapathali and raised slogans in opposition to the metropolis for some time and returned to Thapathali once more. They are protesting by burning tires on the primary roads that enter the slums of Thapathali.

The Integrated Bagmati Civilization Development Committee issued a discover to vacate the encroached settlements on the river banks with a deadline of 4th December. Accordingly, the Thapathali space has been disturbed for the reason that metropolitan staff arrived yesterday to clear the slums.

The Integrated Bagmati Civilization Development Committee had issued a discover to vacate the slums with a deadline on the election day itself. It is estimated that there’s a inhabitants of about 5,000 squatters on this space. Sagar Katuwal, supervisor of Integrated Wagmati Civilization Development Committee, says that round 136 homes within the squatter space must be eliminated. The committee has already demolished the general public buildings, Kiriaputri constructing, Saisewa Kendra buildings on the banks of the river with the assistance of the metropolis.

After issuing a discover to demolish the general public constructing and demolish the slum, the residents of the squatter settlement additionally held a protest assembly at Maitighar.

Photo: Aryan Dhimal