Incident Reports

Gauriphanta tense as India-returnees try to break lockdown


A tension has run high at Gauriphanta, a checkpoint bordering with India in Kailali district on Tuesday morning.

According to District Police Office, Kailali, the tension flared after the Nepali migrants working in India returned home en masse via the border point after the Nepal government enforced lockdown to combat coronavirus.

A large number of Nepali people tried to enter Nepal via Gauriphanta border point at 7 am today violating the rule of lockdown.

Security personnel stationed on the checkpoint have not allowed them to enter Nepal, which has created tension at the border checkpoint.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Secondary Cause Lockdown Enforcement
Actor 1 - Number of people 200
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
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