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Kyrgyz citizens pursue better life
Citizens dreaming of building their own home are staking claims to land, against all odds.
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2010 12:08 GMT

 

With an interim government in power and Kyrgyzstan's political future uncertain, some citizens are trying to stake a claim in their country.

Residents around Bishkek are taking over undeveloped plots of land, hoping it becomes legally theirs.

The law in Kyrgyzstan says "every Kyrgyz has the right to get a plot of land from the government". But the demand is so high, the wait can stretch into decades.

City officials have already said that the grabs are illegal as all the land around Bishkek is already in private in hands.
 
Al Jazeera's Roza Ibragimova reports from the Kyrgyz capital.

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