Incident Reports

Students injured in a clash with police


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Ward 28

Some students got injured when students affiliated to All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU), the student wing of main opposition CPN-UML, clashed with police outside Tri Chandra Multiple Campus in the Capital on Tuesday afternoon. The clash ensued after the police intervened the peaceful demonstration organised by students to protest the hike of petroleum prices in the country and delay in making public the results of the Proportional Representation category of the House of Representatives elections, ANNFSU Secretary RC Lamichhane said. The agitated students tried to burn the effigies of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav. Their attempt, however, was foiled by the police. The anguished students later vented their ire by burning tyres.This is the third time that the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) hiked the prices of petroleum products in the past one month.Police also lobbed several rounds of tear gas shells to quell the protesters. According to Lamichhane, ANNFSU Vice-Chairman Mahesh Bartaula, General Secretary Ain Mahar and Shekhar Bohara among others were injured in the incident. नेकपा एमालेसम्बद्ध विद्यार्थी संगठन अनेरास्ववियुले राजधानीमा आयोजना गरेको विरोध कार्यक्रममा प्रहरीले हस्तक्षेप गरेपछि झडप भएको छ । झडपमा ६ जना विद्यार्थीहरु घाइते भएका छन् । घाइते हुनेमा अनेरास्ववियुको उपाध्यक्ष महेश बर्तौला, शेखर बोहोरालगायत ६ जना रहेको सचिव आरसी लामिछानेले रातोपाटीलाई जानकारी दिए । निर्वाचन आयोगले मत परिणाम सार्वजनिक गर्न ढिलाई गरेको, प्रधानमन्त्री शेरबहादुर देउवाको अक्रमण्यता तथा मूल्यबृद्धिविरुद्ध गरिएको शान्तिपूर्ण प्रदर्शनमा प्रहरीले हस्तक्षेप गरेको लामिछानेले जानकारी दिए । ‘हामीले शान्तिपूर्णरुपमा प्रदर्शन गरिरहेको बेला प्रहरीले एक्कासी बल प्रयोग गर्यो,’ लामिछानेले भने, ‘प्रहरीले दर्जनौँ शेल अश्रुग्याँस प्रहार गरेको छ ।’ यता, प्रहरीले भने प्रधानमन्त्री र निर्वाचन आयुक्तको पुत्ला जलाउन खोजेपछि हस्तक्षेप गरेको बताएको छ । अहिले पनि त्रिचन्द्र कलेज र रत्नपार्क क्षेत्र तनावग्रस्त रहेको छ ।
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Blunt weapon , Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Other political issues
Actor 1 - Number of people 20
Actor 1 - Affiliations Left Alliance (CPN-MC, UML & others) , Left Alliance (CPN-MC, UML & others)
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 20
Actor 2 - Affiliation Police Police
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 6
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