Incident Reports

RJP-N cadres clash with police, four injured


Madhes, Saptari, Rajbiraj

At least four Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) activists were injured in a clash with security personnel in Rajbiraj, the district headquarters of Saptari, on Tuesday. The clash ensued as the protesting RJP-N activists attempted to padlock the office of Chief Election Officer. As part of its protest programmes, the RJP-N, an alliance of six Madhes-based parties, was scheduled to padlock the offices of election officers across the nation on Tuesday. The party cadres padlocked the office of chief election officer on the building of the Urban Development and Building Construction Division Office, but the security personnel broke the lock immediately. The clash ensued as the protesters made an attempt to padlock again. The RJP-N leadership claimed that police used excessive force as their party cadres were holding a peaceful protest. “The security personnel tried to provoke the protesters by unnecessarily using force during peaceful agitation,” said Mrigendra Kumar Singh Yadav, the RJP-N central vice-chairman. In Mahottari, RJP-N supporters padlocked election offices at Jaleshwor, Aurahi, Samasi and Pipara. They chanted anti-government slogans and demanded their demands be addressed before holding the second phase of local elections. राजविराजस्थित मुख्य निर्वाचन अधिकृतको कार्यालयमा तालाबन्दी गर्न लगएका राष्ट्रिय जनता पार्टी, नेपालका कार्यकर्तालाई प्रहरीले रोकेको छ । प्रहरीले तालाबन्दीमा अबरोध गरेपछि झडप भएको छ । झडपमा राजपा कार्यकर्ता सतिशकुमार सिंह घाइते भएका छन् । उनको गजेन्द्रनारायण सिंह सगरमाथा अस्पतालमा उपचार भइरहेको छ । ठूलो संख्यामा उपस्थित भएका प्रहरीले राजपा कार्यकर्तालाई तालाबन्दी गर्न दिएको छैन । तर, आन्दोलनकारीले जसरी पनि तालाबन्दी गर्ने भन्दै अड्डी कसेर बसेका छन् । राजपासमेत रहेको संघीय गठबन्धनको केन्द्रीय आन्दोलनका कार्यक्रम अन्तर्गत मंगलबार देशभरका स्थानीय निकायमा रहेको निर्वाचन अधिकृतको कार्यालयमा तालाबन्दी गर्ने थियो । आन्दोलनमा पहिले संयुक्त लोकतान्त्रिक मधेसी मोर्चामा रहेको संघीय समाजवादी फोरम भने सहभागी छैन ।
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Secondary Form Demonstration
Weapons None
Primary Cause Election-related incident
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 Police
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Injured 1
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