Trends of Violence and Contestation in Nepal, September - November 2020


From September to November 2020, the Peace Monitoring Project (PMP), recorded 867 incidents which marks a decrease of incidents by 35 when compared to June-August. Of the total incidents recorded, 546 were violent and 321 were non violent. The main triggers of violent and non violent incidents mainly involved violence against women, disputes of personal nature, issues related to governance, politics, incidents related to COVID-19 and discrimination against Dalits. Violence killed 109 and injured 99 people. Disputes of personal nature and gender-based violence alone claimed the lives of 46 and 35 people respectively.

About 190 governance related incidents were recorded of which 47 incidents were directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The PMP also recorded 85 incidents related to political issues which mainly involved demonstrations by the Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) on the constitution day and protests in Province 5 regarding the designation of its capital. The Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) led by Netra Bikram Chand was involved in about 23 incidents in which 19 incidents were of politically significant arrests of its cadres.