[QODLink]
Asia

Nepal forces vendors off Kathmandu streets

Legislation prohibits vendors in Kathmandu and gives authority to police to confiscate their goods.

Last updated: 23 Aug 2014 21:01
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Municipal officers and inspectors have been chasing vendors on the streets of Kathmandu, using force when necessary.

A law banning vendors was passed in February, prohibiting vendors and giving authority to police to confiscate their goods.

Vendors claim they are being doubly victimised as they still have to pay shopkeepers to sell their wares outside shop windows.

Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports from Kathmandu

64

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Featured on Al Jazeera
UNHCR says hundreds of people trapped in Yaloke town risk death if they are not evacuated to safety urgently.
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Featured
Long-standing dispute over Christian use of the word 'Allah' raises concerns about a very un-Merry Christmas.
The threat posed by ISIL has prompted thousands of young Kurds to join the PKK.
Baja California - with its own grim history of disappeared people - finds a voice in the fight against violence.
Russian feminist rockers fight system holding 700,000 - the world's largest per capita prison population after the US.
Weeks of growing protests against Muslims continue in Dresden with 15,000 hitting the streets last Monday.