Nepal forces vendors off Kathmandu streets

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

    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. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.