Incident Reports

Labors and transportation entrepreneurs stage transportation strike in Morang against petroleum price hike


Province 1, Morang, Biratnagar

Labors and transportation entrepreneurs staged a transportation strike on June 20, in Biratnagar against the price hike of petroleum products. The demonstrators agitated after the Nepal Oil Corporation increased the price of diesel and kerosene by Rs 27 per liter and petrol by Rs 21 per liter reaching the price of Rs.199 and  Rs. 192 respectively on June 19  at midnight. The demonstrators obstructed the Rajbansi Chowk Road by placing vehicles there. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Strike/Bandh
Weapons None
Primary Cause Issues related to commodity availability, prices, and subsidies
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 (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media