Incident Reports

Identity based organizations stage demonstration in Kathmandu demanding renaming of provinces


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

9 different Identity based organizations organized a demonstration in Kathmandu on Thursday demanding Sudurpaschim, Karnali and Gandaki provinces to be renamed. They carried out a demonstration from Maitighar to New Baneshwor demanding the provinces to be given names that reflects the identity of the indigenous people living there. 

The protestors also demanded a stop to the encroachment of land belonging to locals Newars of Kathmandu, attacks on language and culture of the local people amongst others.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Contestation over Constitution and federal restructuring
Secondary Cause Ethnic or caste-based collective tensions
Actor 1 - Number of people 100
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media


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