Incident Reports

Torch rally staged against Mayor of Belaka Municipality in Udayapur


Province 1, Udayapur, Belaka

Six parties, including the struggling Nepali Congress, have staged a torch rally on August 4 protesting against rampant corruption and irregularities in the Belaka Municipality of Udayapur. 

They protested against the mayor for remaining silent about corruption despite the public statements made by deputy-mayor through various media. According to them, their demands were ignored despite handing over a memorandum demanding an investigation into the irregularities in the municipality.

Around 500 locals participated in the demonstration.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Issues related to corruption (other than tenders)
Secondary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people 500
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
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