Incident Reports

Students, police clash in Bara


Madhes, Bara, Suwarna

Tension ran high in Suwarna Rural Municipality of Bara district on Monday after a clash broke out between the police and students. The situation arose after the students tried to vandalize the education department of the rural municipal office and a school. The students allegedly pelted stones at the security personnel after the latter tried to intervene to bring the situation under control.

Police fired over two dozen shells of tear gas to control the unruly crowd. Scores of security personnel and students were injured in the clash. Personnel from Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force have been stationed in the area.

The incident arose after the local body shuffled teachers and principals of various schools to improve the quality of education in the area, said local Educational Department Chief Bidhyananda Yadav. Rural Municipality chair Rajesh Ray Yadav has accused the teachers of using the students to create a ruckus.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Small arms , Other
Primary Cause Issues related to the quality of public services (health, education etc.)and access to these services
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Students
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Police
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Killed 12
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