Incident Reports

Locals padlock ward office in Gorkha


Gandaki, Gorkha, Sulikot, Ward 4

Residents of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality-4 Saurpani of Gorkha padlocked the ward office stating that the budget allocated in the last fiscal year was spent elsewhere. The rural municipality is preparing to build a hospital in Hudiphant without upgrading the old Saurapani health post including three primary health centres to a 15-bed hospital. On Wednesday, Ward Chairman Bhim Bahadur Gurung was called to discuss the matter but the office was padlocked after he did not show up. Chairman Bhatta said that the residents of Ward No. 4 are coming on Friday to discuss the issue.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Issues related to the quality of public services (health, education etc.)and access to these services
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
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