Incident Reports

Voting stopped at polling booths in Baiteshwor of Dolakha due to clash between political parties, police fires warning shots to calm situation


Bagmati, Dolakha, Baiteshwor

Voting has been stopped at polling booths in Ward 1, 2, and 3 of Baiteshwor Rural Municipality of Dolakha today. Voting was obstructed after Nepali Congress and CPN-UML cadres clashed pelting stones to capture booths.

According to election officer Basistha Ghimire, was stopped at ward 1 and 3 due to the clash while voting could not be started in ward 2 due to tension. Police fired few rounds of warning shots to take situation into control. Gairimudi, Janajyoti Secondary School, and Kalidhunga Secondary voting centers remained tense since morning. Election officer, Ghimire stated additional security personnel are being deployed to maintain security and resume voting.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons None
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Contestation between Parties
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation UML and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
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