Incident Reports

Naya Shakti protests against joint note


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Ward 11

Naya Shakti Nepal staged a sit-in at Bhadrakali in the Capital on Friday to protest the 25-point joint communiqué signed during Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s India visit. The party led by former Maoist ideologue Baburam Bhattarai has said the joint communiqué is against Nepal’s national interests. The new party also opposed three major parties’ decisions to turn the existing Ilakas (area clusters) into local bodies calling it a regressive move that goes against the spirit of federalism. The demonstration was also against the artificial shortage of goods during the festivals, inflation, black marketeering, and transport syndicates. Participants including Bhattarai asked the government to scrap the joint communiqué and address other problems affecting the general public.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Other political issues
Actor 1 - Number of people 100
Actor 1 - Affiliations Naya Shakti
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people NA
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Other state institutions
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
National/Online Media