Incident Reports

Demonstration in Bhaktapur demanding not to stop Biska Jatra


Bagmati, Bhaktapur, Bhaktapur, Ward 7

Hundreds of people staged a protest in the Toumdhi area of ​​Bhaktapur-7 on April 5 against the decision of district-level Covid-19 Crisis Management Operations Center (CCMC) to stop the famous Biska Jatra in Bhaktapur. Protestors carried placards and demanded that there should be a famous Bisca Jatra and a tongue piercing Jatra in Bhaktapur.

They expressed their indignation, saying that the processions and festivals of the Nepali-speaking community cannot be stopped under the pretext of Covid 19. They also raised the question of no such Covid restrictions during political meetings and rallies.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Ethnic or caste-based collective tensions
Secondary Cause Lockdown Enforcement
Actor 1 - Number of people 100
Actor 1 - Affiliations Protesters/demonstrators
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
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