Incident Reports

Locals obstruct Nepal-China border at Tatopani


The locals of Nepal-China border check point at Tatopani have obstructed the entry of goods brought from China.

Citing that the government was bringing other materials under the hide of most essential materials, the locals of Nepal’s northern border checkpoint Tatopani have obstructed the border on Wednesday.

Earlier, the administrative officials and the representatives of the customs of Nepal and China had agreed to provided pass to let 20 pass to the staffs of the vehicles used for most essential food stuffs and health materials.

The locals grew suspicious of the motives when they found the vehicles bringing garlic and fruits and other stuffs not in the list of most essential items.

“The locals grew suspicious as no representatives of the local government were informed about the agreement, and when the vehicles were found bringing non-essential items,” Raj Kumar Poudel, the Mayor of Bhote Koshi Rural Municipality said adding, “We want the government to be more serious about the health risks the import of goods at this moment may put us into.”

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Secondary Cause Lockdown Enforcement
Actor 1 - Number of people 24
Actor 1 - Affiliations Protesters/demonstrators
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media