Incident Reports

Squatters of Kanchanpur in protest demanding proper settlement


Province 7, Kanchanpur, Punarbas

The squatters living in the Kanchanpur Punarbas municipality started protesting on January 7 putting forward various demands including issuance of ownership paper of the land they have been settling on for years. They stated that the commission had started an agreement to distribute land ownership certificates to the landless and squatters with most of the locals in Kanchanpur.

On 8 and 9 December,  Restoration of the Squatters' Struggle Committee is preparing to begin a more aggressive demonstration, as even after the silent protest, no hearing was held.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Access/control of public land
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media