KATHMANDU, Dec 2: The National Land Commission (NLC) has said works are going on to collect and verify details of landless dalits, landless squatters and those residing unsystematically. According to NLC Vice-Chair and Spokesperson Nahendra Khadka, though such works were suspended for a certain time with the enforcement of the Election Code of Conduct, they will resume very soon.

Resolving the Squatter Problem

December 1, 2022 13:30 pm

No solution to this problem can be found through violence. Winter has already set in and in such a situation, it doesn’t appear a wise decision to forcefully bulldoze the squatters’ settlements.

KATHMANDU,  Nov 29: The slum-dwellers and landless squatters organized a protest outside Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) office, Sundhara, Kathmandu, on Tuesday morning following the metropolis’s attempt to demolish their huts in the squatters’ settlement in Thapathali on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: The landless squatters organized a demonstration in Maitighar in the capital on Thursday against the decision of the High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilization (HPCIDBC) to remove the squatter’s settlements from the banks of major rivers in the Kathmandu Valley.

DODHARA CHANDANI, Oct 24: Tihar, the second biggest festival of lights celebrated by Hindu people, is in full swing.

RUPANDEHI, June 18: Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has directed the bodies concerned to accord high priorities to landless squatters in the process of distributing land.

BHAKTAPUR, March 18: The government distributed land ownership certificates to 23 landless squatters in wards 6 and 8 of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality in Bhaktapur district today.

KATHMANDU, March 11: The National Land Commission has asked landless squatters that include Dalits and those living in unmanaged settlements to file applications to resolve their problems.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7; People took part in a rally organized by the United National Squatters Front Nepal in the capital on Monday to pressure the government and the bodies concerned to ensure the rights of landless squatters.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Landless squatters from Badarjhula of Madi Municipality in Chitwan have staged a protest at Maitighar in Kathmandu, demanding land ownership documents.

CHITWAN, Oct 11: Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) Nepal's Federal Council Chair Dr Baburam Bhattarai said the problem related to landless squatters should be resolved in a sustainable manner.

KASKI, July 13: The Gandaki Province has collected the statistics of over 100 thousand landless squatters, landless Dalits and unmanaged settlers combined.

KATHMANDU, June 28: Lawmaker Satya Narayan Sharma Khanal has drawn the attention of the government to distribute land ownership certificates to the landless squatters dwelling in various settlements of Nawalparashi district.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Kumari Aryal has said that the government has prepared the policy for landless squatters.

BIRGUNJ, March 25: More than 1,400 households of Tangiya settlement at Jitpursimara Sub-Metropolitan City in Bara district do not have land ownership certificate and are living as landless squatters.