Tiller-friendly land reforms stressed

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Kanchanpur, Nov. 28: The new constitution to be formulated by the Constituent Assembly-II should guarantee a tiller-friendly land reform policy, the National Land Rights Forum, Kanchanpur, demanded.

The Forum has urged the newly-elected Constituent Assembly members from Kanchanpur district to make provisions in the new constitution so as to address the demands of the landless peasants, the landless squatters, flood-affected people, farmers affected by the wildlife reserves, poor and marginal farmers, women, indentured farm labourers and the minority ethnic communities on the verge of disappearance and the underprivileged section.

Chairperson of the Forum, Parbati Dagaura said that the forum urged the winning candidates of the different political parties from the district to pay attention to this issue of landlessness and work vigorously to address the problem through constitutional provisions in the light of the issue being forgotten once the parties go to power despite this problem figuring as one of the main agenda during the electioneering.

She said the although the farmers have played crucial role in each and every struggle for restoring democracy in the country, the topic of land rights of peasants was a neglected issue due to the lack of political will.

“The main agenda of the 10-year Maoist People’s War and the 19-day People’s Movement-II was a tiller-friendly scientific land reform, but that has never been translated into action,” Dagaura rued.

Vice President of the Forum, Ram Bahadur Chunara, said they are hopeful the Constituent Assembly-II would make some progress in addressing their demands.

According to the Forum, more than 30 thousand people in the district are landless. RSS

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