Incident Reports

ANNISU-R students stage sit-in at Nepal Oil Corporation


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Students affiliated to All Nepal National Independent Students Union-Revolutionary today staged a sit-in protest in front of the Nepal Oil Corporation demanding smooth supply of petroleum products and action against black-marketeers. They also criticised Minister for Supply Ganesh Man Pun for failing to ease the supply of essential commodities and institutionalising black-marketing.

Students aligned to Unified CPN-Maoist led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal, CPN-Maoist led by Mohan Baidhya and CPN (Maoist) led by Biplab had gathered at Maitighar to staged demonstrations. ANNISU-R cadres shouted slogans against the supply minister and top-ranking NOC officials and staged an hour-long sit-in in front of the NOC. Addressing the mass, Ramesh Malla, president of the ANNISU-R aligned to Unified CPN-Maoist warned of taking action against people involved in black-marketing. “We are not going to spare anybody who is supporting black-marketing of petroleum products,” he said. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Issues related to commodity availability, prices, and subsidies
Actor 1 - Number of people 50
Actor 1 - Affiliations CPN (Maoist Center) and affiliated org , CPN (Chand) and affiliated org , CPN-M (Baidya)
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
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