Incident Reports

Protest at Maitighar Mandala over Rukum West incident


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

The  Joint Political Dalit Struggle Committee Nepal has staged a demonstration at  Maitighar on Wednesday  against  the killing of Dalit youths in Soti of Rukum West. On May 23, Nawaraj BK and 5 other youths were reportedly killed by the locals of Soti Village of West Rukum over a dispute related to inter-caste marriage. Six others youths  were injured in the incident.

Dalit Rights activists and the victims' families have been demanding a fair investigation into the incident, harsh punishment to the perpetrators, and compensation to the victims' families among others.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Actor 1 - Number of people 20
Actor 1 - Affiliations CSO/NGO
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
National/Online Media