Incident Reports

YCL leader accused of issuing threats to opponents over Facebook


Bagmati, Sindhupalchok, Indrawati, Ward 8

Pralhad Chaulagain, a central member of YCL, the youth wing of CPN Maoist Center, resident of Indrawati Rural Municipality-8 in Sindhupanchok, has threatened to kill those who speak against the Left-Democratic Electoral Alliance On October 30 by posting a message on the wall of his Facebook profile. Chaulagain's message was supposedly directed towards cadres of CPN-UML. In the message he blamed UML cadres of attempting to create chaos by circulating an old video. 

The Civil Election Commission has said that issuing death threats through social media is a violation of the Election Code of Conduct. The election code of conduct also prohibits sharing misleading, false, and malicious information on social media with the purpose of influencing the election.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Threat/intimidation
Primary Cause Election-related incident
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 (Target) UML and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth na