Incident Reports

22 injured in a clash between the pro-identity group and police in Jhapa


Province 1, Jhapa, Damak

22 people including 10 police were injured in a clash that broke out between the pro-identity group who were protesting against the naming of Province 1 as Koshi and the police on May 9 evening. The demonstrators who took out a torch rally clashed with the police after the police attempted to extinguish the flame. The police used force after the clash turned violent. After the protesters attacked the police, they fired 19 rounds of tear gas, five rounds of black fire, and one round of aerial fire to disperse the crowd and protect public property. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons None
Primary Cause Contestation over Constitution and federal restructuring
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Adivasi/Janajati
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Injured 22
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