Nepal s Forest fight

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Community forest groups in Nepal are protesting the takeover of their land in Tulasipur area of Dang district by the Royal Nepalese Army (RNA): it is occupying the Gadibarah, Ganesh, Khujuwarani, Dharapani, Jarayotakuri and Gairakhali Hariyali community forests to establish battalion presence.

"The law has recognised community forest as an autonomous organisation. Anyone trying to go above it should be punished,' says Ghan Shyam Pandey, national working committee advocate of the Community Forest Consumers' Federation (CFCF). The CFCF has launched a campaign against RNA's move.