Nepal: Maoists Continue Seizing Land, Redistribution Now!
Posted by n3wday on November 14, 2009
This article was published on eKantipur.com.
Maoists seize over 100 hectare private land
KAPILVASTU, NOV 14 – At a time when UCPN (Maoist) central leadership claimed that the seizure of private property was not the part of its party’s policy, Maoist activists have intensified land seizure drive in Kapilvastu district lately.
The Maoist cadres captured more than 100 hectares of land in the district within past two days.
On Friday, Maoist-affiliated All Nepal Peasants’ Association-Revolutionary captured nearly 34 hectares of land at Karma of Banskhor VDC-5 in the district amid a function. The arable land belong to Abdul Salam Musalman, Jiyau Rahaman and Hitiz Rahaman of Abhirab VDC.
A group of Maoist activists gathered at the field and announced its seizure by fixing party flags. They also took the paddy planted in the field under their control.
Maoist district committee member Narayan Khanal admitted the land seizure. He said that the party captured the land as it was purchased recently with the amount donated to a Muslim social organization, Muslim Jamiya Phukaniya Study Centre. “They registered the land in their names though it was bought with the organisation’s budget,” he claimed.
Similarly, Maoist activists captured about 70 hectares of cultivable land belonging to Prabhatraj Pandey, Pratapraj Pandey, Pradipraj Pandey and Jabbar Musalman of Nandanagar VDC and Dhanendra Karki of Jahadi VDC in the district.
District chairman of the association Chhabilal Bhushal said that the party seized the land as the landowners refused to register the land to the local farmers even after they sold the land.