Incident Reports

Students take out torch rally in Gorkha against dissolution of parliament and caste discrimination


Four student organizations staged a torch rally at the Gorkha district headquarters on June 30 against the parliament dissolution and incident of discrimination against Dalits on the basis of caste. There was a scuffle between police and protestors after the police intervened in the protest.

The students, who had come to Haramtarichowk chanting slogans, evaded the police and burnt the effigy of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. The Nepal Students' Union, Akhil (Revolutionary), Samajwadi Vidyarthi Union, and Nepal-Khanal-affiliated ANNFSU jointly staged the protest.

They also criticized President Bidyhadevi Bhandari for repeatedly supporting the Prime Minister in dissolving the parliament.  Protestors accused PM of denying justice and demanded that action against the perpetrators of caste discrimination.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Other forms of non-violent protest
Secondary Form Intervention at Protest
Primary Cause Contestation over Constitution and federal restructuring
Secondary Cause Related to discrimination against Dalits
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org , UML and affiliated org , CPN (Maoist Center) and affiliated org , Janata Samajbadi Party
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
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