Incident Reports

Local civil society leaders stage sit-in at Birjung demanding opening of Nepal-India Border


Madhes, Parsa, Birgunj

Local civic leaders staged an hour-long sit-in in front of the Birgunj Customs Office at the former Inarwa Border on November 28 demanding the government to open the Nepal-India border, addressing the difficulties faced by the people because of the border closure.

The sit-in was organized under the banner of Nepal-India Open Border Dialogue Group with the participation of representatives of various organizations. The protesters argued that the government had ignored social needs such as cross-border relations, the onset of the marital season, the need for Nepali students to go to India for studies, for the business purposes and the need for people to come here and there for medical treatment. The participants said that they will continue the sit-in program until the border is fully opened.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Secondary Cause Lockdown Enforcement
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations CSO/NGO
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
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