Maoists seize land in Sunsari

ITAHARI: Cadres of the UCPN-Maoist have confiscated a piece of public land in Madheli village development committee which was being used by a local farmer for many years.

All Nepal Landless Organisation (ANLO) Sunsari District Committee seized 7 kattha 2 dhur of land from Dibyaraj Dahal of Madheli Ward No 2. Locals said the land was public.

ANLO Sunsari assistant secretary Hira Acharya agreed that the land was seized. He said the land was seized to provide justice to poor farmers since Dahal had exploited them by encroaching on the public land for years.

He added that 5 kattha and 2 dhur of the land was distributed among 15 landless families while a building for public utility would be build on the the remaining area.

The organisation has also warned of not sparing any landlord exploiting poor farmers.