Incident Reports

Torch rally held in Rajbiraj


Madhes, Saptari, Rajbiraj

Activists of the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N), a unified force of six-Madhesi parties that announced a series of protests against local elections, took out a torch rally in Rajbiraj, the district headquarters of Saptari, on Saturday evening. The rally converged into a corner meet at Jana Andolan Chowk after moving around the town. The protesters chanted slogans against the government and major political parties. Addressing the corner meet, RJP-N leaders warned that they would disrupt the local polls set to be held without amending the constitution. The protesting RJP-N also took out torch rallies in various Tarai districts. (PR)
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Contestation over Constitution and federal restructuring
Actor 1 - Number of people 100
Actor 1 - Affiliations Madhes-based Parties
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 , Local Newspaper - Dhanusha , Local Newspaper - Saptari , Local Newspaper - Sarlahi