Incident Reports

Activists stage a sit-in protest in Maitighar with a demand to curb pollution in Sirsiya River


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Ward 11

The activists from Birgunj have been staging a sit-in protest in Maitighar-Kathmandu demanding pollution and encroachment free Sirsiya river. They carried water of Sirsiya river in bottles protesting symbolically against the pollution and encroachment.

The Home Minister also met the activists on June 7, and verbally committed to address the issues raised. However, the activists demanded a written commitment.  

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Event Duration More than 1 day
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media