Incident Reports

Voting in Gyanmarg Secondary School polling station in Ghyalchowk of Gorkha affacted due to clash between the cadres of Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center)


Gandaki, Gorkha, Gandaki, Ward 7

Cadres of Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center) clashed in a polling station in Gyanmarga Secondary school of Ghyalchowk in Gandaki rural municipality-7 of Gorkha. To control the situation, the police fired warning shots. The voting process was postponed for some time due to the dispute, said Vimal Regmi, Assistant Election Officer at the polling station. He further added that the two parties smashed the fence of the polling station. Staffs hid the ballot box inside the room to prevent them from being vandalized. After an all-party meeting, voting has now resumed.

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