Incident Reports

Janata Samajwadi Party stages torch rally in Birgunj


Madhes, Parsa, Birgunj

Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) staged a torch rally after the Parsa police on December 25 intervened in the burning of effigies of President Bidyadevi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. As the pre-arranged program of holding the rally from 5 pm on December 25 was not possible, they staged the torch rally on December 26 and ended at the clock tower and turned into a corner meeting.

Tensions were high for Parsa police after a rally was taken out from all sides in the Ghantaghar Bazaar area. The leaders of JSP said that they have made such a strategy to deceive the police.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Contestation over Constitution and federal restructuring
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Janata Samajbadi Party
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media