Incident Reports

Kalaiya on protest to press for sub-metropolis status


Madhes, Bara, Kalaiya

People in Kalaiya Municipality of Bara on Wednesday obstructed the traffic along the Kalaiya-Birgunj road, demanding that Kaliya should be granted a sub-metropolis status while delineating the local administrative units in the district. The Kalaiya residents have disowned the proposition made by the Local Level Restructuring Commission of splitting some wards from the municipality and merging them to the proposed Simara-Jitput Sub-metropolis. “Thousands of people will be affected if Kalaiya is divided. Kalaiya must be kept intact and granted a sub-metropolis status,” said Binod Barai, acting chair of the Bara Chamber of Commerce and Industry. To press their demand, Kalaiya locals also staged a demonstration, which was led by the Bara Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The protesters also submitted a memorandum of their demands to the District Administration Office. कलैयालाई उपमहानगरपालिका बनाउन माग गर्दै नगरवासीले बुधबार प्रदर्शनसँगै चक्काजाम गरेका छन् । स्थानीय प्रशासनमार्फत सरकारलाई ज्ञापनपत्र बुझाउँदै उनीहरू विरोधमा उत्रेका हुन् । उद्योग वाणिज्य संघको नेतृत्वमा कलैया–वीरगन्ज चल्ने यातायात अवरुद्ध गरिएको छ । यसैगरी पिपरपाती पचरौतालाई टुक्रयाएको विरोधमा त्यहाँ दिनहुँ प्रदर्शन भइरहेको छ ।
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Demonstration
Secondary Form Strike/Bandh
Primary Cause Contestation over Constitution and federal restructuring
Actor 1 - Number of people 50
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people NA
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media


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