Our partner in Nepal, Lumanti, reports that over 20,000 people are being targeted in the evictions after a Supreme Court ruled against the squatters in January. It is not yet known when evictions may take place, but they could happen at any time – with no clear proposals for relocation or alternative accommodation for the families affected.
Lumanti is providing legal support to the squatters and is calling on the government to give the families more time. “We are extremely worried for the families, especially the children, women and elderly people. They have absolutely nowhere to go,” said Lajana Manandhar, Lumanti’s director.