Incident Reports

Hunger Strike in Taulihawa demanding to make the name 'Buddha Pradesh' and the Capital Kapilvastu


Lumbini, Kapilbastu, Kapilbastu

Social Activists have started a hunger strike in front of District Administrative office in Taulihawa, Kapilvastu demanding that the name of the Province 5 should be 'Buddha Pradesh' and the permanent capital should be Kapilvastu since the proposal to make Bhaluwang in Dang as the provincial capital was made.

Siddhartha Gautam’s (Lord Buddha) father Suddhodhan’s capital city was in Kapilvastu, so the protestors started the fast to make Kapilbastu the permanent capital on the grounds of the Buddhist historical significance as well as on the place’s accessibility to the people from Parasi to Bardiya.

Before this, a proposal has been tabled in the state assembly to name five states as “Lumbini” and “Bhaluwang” as the permanent capital of Dang. Further discussions on the proposal are starting from 5th October. Protestors stated that they will continue this relay fast till this proposal is withdrawn completely .

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Strike/Bandh
Primary Cause Contestation over Constitution and federal restructuring
Actor 1 - Number of people 2
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media