Kathmandu, August 23
Street vendors in Kathmandu have launched a protest against the city government.
Recently, the Kathmandu metropolitan city has begun to remove vendors from the roadside accusing them of obstructing the motors’ and pedestrians’ smooth movement. But, the vendors say the city government’s move has snatched away their income opportunities.
On Tuesday afternoon, a group of vendors went to the city office and chanted slogans against the government. They say they wanted to submit a memorandum to Mayor Balen Shah, but the officials did not let them.
In the memorandum, they have demanded that the city government recognise them with an identity card, ensure their businesses and end the “inhumane crackdown.”
If the demands are not met by one week, the group says it will start another round of protests.