Incident Reports

Youths stage symbolic protest demanding justice for Nirmala Pant


Sudurpashchim, Kailali, Dhangadhi

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Police have arrested seven youths from the mass gathering organized by a ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) faction led by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in Dhangadhi on Friday afternoon. The youths attended the program wearing t-shirts with a tag that read “Where is the rapist of Nirmala Pant?”

The spokesperson for the Kailali District Police Office DSP Prateek Bista confirmed that they were taken under control from the mass gathering where PM Oli reached to address the gathering of party leaders and cadres close to his faction.  “I am now talking with them [arrested youths]. They were taken control for the sake of their security,” said DSP Bista, adding that they will be released shortly.


Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Other forms of non-violent protest
Secondary Form Detention of Protesters
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Secondary Cause Freedom of Assembly
Actor 1 - Number of people 11
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth youth
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