Incident Reports

Voting halted in Balaki primary polling center due to clash between Maoist and Congress cadres


Gandaki, Gorkha, Gandaki, Ward 6

Voting at Balaki Primary school polling center in Gandaki Rural Municipality-6 of Gorkha was halted due to a clash between cadres of CPN (Maoist Center) and Nepali Congress. Election officer for the rural municipality Basudev Regmi stated that cadres of the two parties were throwing stones at each other in the clash. Security forces including APF, Nepal Police, and Army remained deployed at the polling center. Police fired warning shots to control the situation. Maoist cadres are accused of capturing booth at the polling center since the past few elections. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Contestation between Parties
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations CPN (Maoist Center) and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media