A demonstration was held in front of the Municipal Corporation office today, demanding the removal of squatter settlements in Thapathali, Kathmandu.

The Valley Residents Management and Support Struggle Committee demanded that those imposing as squatters to occupy the land in Thapathali should be identified and brought to action.

Similarly, the committee has also demanded that those who are really under-deprived and ‘real squatters’ should be provided with an alternative.

The committee has submitted a letter to the Kathmandu metropolis Mayor, Balendra Shah (Balen).

“The metropolis shall not step even an inch to remove those imposing as squatters in order to maintain the beauty and peace of the capital city,” the letter reads.