Land could sow ‘seeds of serious discontent’ in Nepal

KATHMANDU/NEPALGUNJ, (August 10, 2012) – Little progress has been made in Nepal in returning land confiscated by former Maoist rebels during a decade-long civil conflict to the original owners, humanitarian news service IRIN said. “Although land reform and land return are not top priorities currently, given the ongoing political crisis, if left unaddressed for too long such issues may sow the seeds of serious discontent in the future,” the report quoted Sarah Levit-Shore, country representative of the Carter Centre, a US-based NGO, as saying. Although Maoist leaders have promised to return confiscated land, progress has been slow and uneven, especially in the Midwest and Far West regions, where the properties remain under Maoist Party control, according to a recent Carter Centre report, IRIN said.

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Posted on August 13, 2012, in Access to Land Issues, Land Reform, Land Rights, Nepal. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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