Govt told to ensure compensation to those displaced in road expansion drive

Khabarhub

December 1, 2020

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Govt told to ensure compensation to those displaced in road expansion drive

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KATHMANDU: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the government to ensure citizen’s right to housing and right to property by providing due compensation to those whose houses have been demolished during the road expansion drive.

The NHRC urged the government to ensure their right to housing and right to property by providing the displaced people with rightful compensation as the individuals’ houses were demolished against the Supreme Court’s verdict.

Issuing a press statement today, Assistant Spokesperson of NHRC Loknath Baskota said that the rights body’s serious attention was drawn to the violation of people’s right to housing by forcefully demolishing the houses of some locals at Balaju, Baneshwor, Khokana, and other areas in the Kathmandu valley in the name of road expansion drive from Kathmandu Valley Development Authority.

The NHRC has also conducted monitoring in those places. The NHRC has stated that those affected people are neither provided with an alternative option to settlement nor compensation.

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