The Sukumwasi settlement of Thapathali continues to be stressed at the moment

13 November, Kathmandu. The Sukumwasi settlement on the banks of the Bagmati River in Thapathali has been in turmoil for the second day at the moment after the Kathmandu Metropolitan Corporation tried to take away it by pressure.

Today, they burnt the effigy of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Mayor Balendra Shah (Balen) on the road. They put Balen’s photograph on the field (coffin) and burned it.

The motion has been happening right here since 8 am at the moment. They have closed the roads resulting in the settlement. Tires and stones are scattered all around the highway.

They protested in entrance of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City workplace this morning saying that they will take away the correct housing association. From there, they returned to their very own village and continued their demonstration.

Now they’re chanting in opposition to Mayor Balen. Among them, some Sukumvasi are on starvation strike by inserting banners on the highway in Maitighar Mandla.

The Integrated Bagmati Civilization Development Committee requested the metropolis to vacate the encroached settlement, and the staff of the metropolis reached the settlement on Monday and tried to take away it. During that point, the state of affairs grew to become tense when there was a conflict between the 2 sides.

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 in turmoil ever for the reason that Metropolitan staff arrived to evacuate the slums. It is estimated that there’s a inhabitants of about 5 thousand Sukumvasi on this space.

Photo: Aryan Dhimal/Chandra Bahadur Ale