Incident Reports

Lawyers' microphones snatched and journalists stopped from collecting news during demonstration in front of Supreme court


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Ward 11

The Nepal Bar Association staged a demonstration at the Supreme Court premises demanding the resignation of Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana on November 15. Police controlled the two groups of protestors who were demonstrating against the chief justice. Journalists who went to cover the protest were not allowed to enter the premises today.

Law practitioners gathered at the Nepal Bar Association building with banners and marched to the Supreme Court premises chanting slogans. Law practitioners belonging to Patan High Court Bar, Special Court Bar, District Court Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur have also participated in today's sit-in protest.


Bar member Birendra Pathak has been injured in the leg by the police baton charge while in the demonstration by a lawyer demanding the resignation of Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Jabra. Kathmandu District

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Demonstration
Weapons None
Primary Cause Issues related to freedom of expression and civil rights
Secondary Cause Freedom of Expression
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Labor organization, trade unions and other organizations based on economic demands Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 1
National/Online Media