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Occupy Tundikhel campaign is unnecessary: Mayor Shakya

File: Bidya Sundar Shakya

Kathmandu, December 10

Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya has said running the Occupy Tundikhel Campaign is unnecessary.

Though Shakya had not supported the activists’ campaign to put pressure on the government to evacuate Tundikhel, a historical open ground in Kathmandu, he had reportedly said later that the campaign was a positive move.

Shakya now says the beauty of the place has reduced to some extent presently as some reconstruction works of buildings around Tundikhel are ongoing, expressing the belief that the open ground will regain its old form once the construction works are completed.

Talking to Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS), Shakya said, “That Tundikhel should be open is also our interest. So, running the Occupy Tundikhel campaign is not at all necessary. All these problems would be addressed in the next three months. It is the metropolitan city’s responsibility to open Tundikhel by keeping alive the religious, cultural and historical significance of this open ground.”

Mayor Shakya said he would make all possible efforts from his side to bring the Tundikhel to its former form, noting that this ancient heritage of Kathmandu had been a witness to every political change in the country.

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