[QODLink]
CENTRAL/S. ASIA
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.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
Your chance to be an investigative journalist in Al Jazeera’s new interactive game.
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.

Featured
Private citizens take initiative to help 'irregular' migrants, accusing governments of excessive focus on security.
Indonesia's cassava plantations are being killed by mealybugs, and thousands of wasps will be released to stop them.
Violence in Ain al-Arab has prompted many Kurdish Syrians to flee to Turkey, but others are returning to battle ISIL.
Unelected representatives quietly iron out logistics of massive TPP and TTIP deals among US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Led by students concerned for their future with 'nothing to lose', it remains to be seen who will blink first.