Incident Reports

Sit-in in at Birgunj demanding government to save doctor KC's life


October-2, Friday. A sit-in and demonstration led by Jaspal Singh was held to pressurize government in Birgunj to fulfill the legitimate demands of Dr. Govinda KC, who is on the19th hunger strike, demanding improvement in medical education and health sectors.

They staged a one-hour protest in front of Narayani Hospital in Birgunj from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Participants in the demonstration carried banners and placards with slogans such as "Fulfill the demands of Dr. Govinda KC, save Dr. KC's life, tension the medical mafia, stop looting, and stop interfering in the authorities and stop partisanship."

Protestors’ further state that the state should easily and simply guarantee the legitimate demands of the people in the health sector through negotiations.

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 N
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media