Incident Reports

NC calls strike after clash with UML


The Nepali Congress, Dhading, today called a general strike in district headquarters Dhadingbesi, saying that CPN-UML cadres had attacked NC cadres yesterday evening. Following the strike, life in the area was adversely affected. Shops, industries and education institutions pulled down their shutters and vehicular movement in the region came to a halt. NC cadres had reportedly banned vehicular movement in different chowks since early this morning. A clash had erupted between UML and NC cadres while the NC cadres were returning from a victory rally at Maidi of Jwalamukhi Rural Municipality yesterday evening. As many as nine cadres from both NC and UML, including the newly elected chairperson of Jwalamukhi Rural Municipality Binod Timilsina from NC, were injured in the clash. The UML had organised a victory assembly at Sandhbhanjyang, while the NC had organised a victory rally at Satdobato. Issuing a statement, NC district president Ramesh Dhamala today demanded stern action against the culprits and fair investigation into the incident. The statement read that Timilsina had received a deep cut on his head, and his wife was also attacked in the clash. NC accused the UML of attacking its cadres when they were having meals at home.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Strike/Bandh
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Actor 1 - Number of people 100
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people NA
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Other state institutions
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media , Local Newspaper - Rautahat