Incident Reports

Blockade removed at Bhairahawa customs point after locals' retaliation


Lumbini, Rupandehi, Siddharthanagar

The obstructions at the customs points at the Nepal-India border at Bhairahawa have been removed on Monday afternoon after locals retaliated against the blockade imposed since the past four days. The cadres of the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) had been blocking the entry of trucks and carriers transporting fuel and other supplies from India to Nepal by staging a GOsit-in at the No Man's land along the border. Hundreds of locals of Belhiya, the town bordering with India, took to the streets in retaliation against the protesters blocking the road leading into Nepal. The agitating cadres finally caved in and dispersed. According to Lavanya Dhakal of Bhairahawa Customs Office, hundreds of freight carriers and trucks carrying supplies to Nepal have begun moving into Nepal after the blockade was removed.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
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) Madhes-based Parties
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media