Incident Reports

Clash between police and students at Midwestern University


Karnali, Surkhet, Birendranagar

A clash broke out between students and police at Midwestern University (MU) in Birendranagar. The students, who passed their law entrance examination and were protesting in front of the central office demanding admission.  Police charged batons at the protestors for chanting loud slogans while Vice-Chancellor P.D.  Nanda Bahadur Singh was being escorted inside the university gate.

Some students have been injured in the incident. According to student leader Roshan Basnet, police have arrested few students and Ani Bahadur Shahi, a former central member of the Nepali Union, who had gone to the protest site to show support for the students' movement.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Violence against civilians
Secondary Form Excessive Use of Force
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Issues related to the quality of public services (health, education etc.)and access to these services
Secondary Cause Freedom of Assembly
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 45
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Students
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Injured 3
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