Incident Reports

Scuffle between law practitioners and police in Kathamandu


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Ward 11

Law practitioners and the police clashed in front of the supreme court in Kathmandu when the law practitioners tried to get inside the supreme court and the police tried to stop them. Police charged batons on the protestors that injured some law practitioners. Police presence in the court premises has been increased after the lawyers of Kathmandu staged a sit-in. Advocates of the Nepal Bar Association have gathered at the Supreme Court to protest against Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Jabra. 
Earlier, only the Central Committee of the Nepal Bar Association had been staging sit-ins in the Supreme Court. Advocates of the bar unit of Kavre District Court near the Kathmandu Valley have also joined the agitation demanding Jabra's resignation.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Secondary Cause Freedom of Assembly
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Labor organization, trade unions and other organizations based on economic demands
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Police
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured n/a
Female Injured n/a
Youth Injured n/a
National/Online Media