Incident Reports

Civil society activists hit capital’s streets to demonstrate against house dissolution


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Civil Society Activists staged a symbolic demonstration playing traditional drum “Chyabrung”  against the dissolution of the country’s parliament, in Kathmandu on Thursday, January 1, 2021.

On December 20, PM Oli had recommended the dissolution of House of Representatives (HoR), which was promptly approved by President Bidya Devi Bhandari, while also announcing that mid-term elections would be held in April-May, 2021. This has created much chaos within the political sphere of the country and put the Prime Minister’s and President’s intentions into questioning.

Furthermore, the uncalled move of dissolving the House has ushered much flak and widespread condemnation for Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Contestation over Constitution and federal restructuring
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations CSO/NGO
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