Incident Reports

Youths in Birgunj protest against govt for failing to handle COVID-19 crisis


Madhes, Parsa, Birgunj

Youths stage a protest against the government in Birgunj for failing to handle COVID-19 crisis. The youths have said that the government has failed to control and prevent coronavirus in the demonstration organized against the federal government in Birgunj on Thursday.

The youths took to the streets to put pressure on the government to take the right path saying that the RDT test being conducted by the government was not justified and the pace of the government was not satisfactory while lockdown is underway.

Police in large numbers were mobilized after the local administration came to know about the protest.

Youth protested carrying placards with slogans ‘There will be comedy in the country after voting for the joker, ‘Hundred percent PCR, correct the quarantine policy’, ‘Meaningless lockdown is not the answer’, ‘Government, where is Rs 10 billion? ‘ and ‘Why taxes?’ among others.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Issues related to the quality of public services (health, education etc.)and access to these services
Secondary Cause Healthcare Management
Actor 1 - Number of people 24
Actor 1 - Affiliations Protesters/demonstrators
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