The CPN-UML today issued a press release condemning the government's decision to dissolve Land Related Problems-Solving Commission.

The main opposition party said the government dissolved the commission at a time when it had already completed major tasks and was moving ahead to resolve the problems of the landless people in a satisfactory manner. It said the government's decision undermined land rights of thousands of landless people, informal settlers, and Dalits. The party said epochal changes could be meaningful only when the deprived people got their share of rights.

The party said the previous government had formed the commission to ensure people's right to food, housing, and social justice, as well as Dalits' rights, and to implement the directive principles of the constitution.

The UML said 247,960 Dalits and 922,801 landless people and informal settlers had so far submitted their petitions and 319 local levels had already collected the data. The main opposition party said the government's decision dissolving the commission indicated that it was not willing to solve the people's problems. The party said it was sensitive about solving problems faced by landless people, Dalits, and informal settlers.

A version of this article appears in the print on August 5 2021, of The Himalayan Times.