Incident Reports

UCPN-M's bandh throws life out of gear in Western Region


Lumbini, Palpa, Bagnaskali

 Life has been brought to a standstill due to the bandh called by UPCN-M demanding a new constitution with identity-based federalism in Magarant state on Sunday. Traffic moments in the district have come to a grinding halt owing to the bandh. Hundreds of passengers heading towards their destinations were stranded on the way. Market places in Chaurajahari, Athabisakot, and Solabang have been shut down. Gopal Sharma, Chairman of UPCN-M in Rukum, informed that life in three districts of Lumbini, four districts of Rapti, and two districts of Dhaulagiri has been largely affected due to the bandh. He said that five cadres were injured in a clash ensued between bandh enforces and police personnel. Sharma said that the clash broke out after security personnel intervened in their peaceful protest.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Demonstration
Secondary Form Violence during arrest/detention
Weapons None
Primary Cause Contestation over Constitution and federal restructuring
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations APF
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation CPN (Maoist Center) and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Injured 5
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