Incident Reports

Indigenous Majhi Community in Sindhuli agitated against the construction of Sunkoshi Diversion Project


Bagmati, Sindhuli, Sunkoshi

The indigenous "Majhi" community of the affected areas of Ramechhap Sindhuli filed a complaint at the National Human Rights Commission on January 29 to protect their social rights. They allege that the construction of the Sunkoshi Marine Diversion Project has been carried out ignoring the religious and cultural aspects of the locals.

They further allege the government for not discussing the issues like land acquisition and compensation with them. Accordingly, they also demanded to abide by the international agreements related to the interests of the indigenous community.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Other forms of non-violent protest
Primary Cause Access/control of development infrastructure (roads, bridges)
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Adivasi/Janajati
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