Incident Reports

Civil Society members stage peaceful demonstration against house dissolution


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

A peaceful demonstration took place at Maitighar in Kathmandu on Saturday.

The rally led by Govinda KC, a social campaigner, and Narayan Wagle, a prominent writer and journalist, reached Baneshwor through Maitighar and turned into a corner meet in protest against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s decision to dissolve the House of Representatives.

Participants of the demonstration carried placards with slogans that read "House of Representatives cannot be killed, autocratic government is not needed, citizens are moving forward, totalitarianism will be defeated".

Street protests have been taking place every day after President Bidya Devi Bhandari dissolved the House on December 20 on the recommendation of Prime Minister Oli.

Despite repeated arrests of protesters, activists have been undeterred to join the movement. They also demanded the revocation of the government's controversial recommendations for constitutional body vacancies.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Contestation over Constitution and federal restructuring
Actor 1 - Number of people 50
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
National/Online Media