Incident Reports

NSU stages protest against fuel price hike


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Nepal Students Union, the student wing of the main opposition Nepali Congress today staged a protest rally against the hike in the prices of petroleum products, in Kathmandu. Hundreds of NSU cadres participated in the rally holding placards and shouting slogans. The rally began from Bhrikuti Mandap and converged at Shanti Batika, where NSU leaders addressed the participants. NSU leaders said the continuous hike in the prices of petroleum products would result in price hike of essential commodities, including food items. NSU president Nayan Singh Mahat said, “The government has hiked the prices of petroleum products five times in 100 days without thinking about the consequences.” Mahat demanded that the government immediately withdraw the decision to hike fuel prices or face dire consequences. He said the NSU would stage a torch rally on June 12 and burn effigy of the prime minister on June 14, if the government did not withdraw its decision. He also said that they would also resort to obstructing the movement of the prime minister and other ministers if the prices of petroleum products remained unchanged. नेपाल विद्यार्थी संघले अाइतबार सरकारबिरूद्ध प्रदर्शन गरेको छ । पेट्रोलियम पदार्थ लगायत उपभोग्य बस्तुमा भएको मूल्य बृद्धिको बिरोधमा नेविसंघले भृकुटी मण्डपबाट बिरोध प्रदर्शन गरेको हो । प्रदर्शन गर्दै विद्यार्थीहरू त्रिचन्द्र कलेज लगायतका ठाउँमा पुगेका थिए । उनीहरूले मूल्य बृद्धि फिर्ता गर्नु पर्नेपर्ने, लोककल्याणकारी राज्य व्यवस्था कायम गर्नुपर्ने भन्दै नारा लगाएका थिए । यसअघि नेविसंघले अर्धनग्न प्रदर्शन र प्रधानमन्त्रीको पुत्ला दहन लगायतका कार्यक्रम गरेको थियो ।
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Issues related to commodity availability, prices, and subsidies
Actor 1 - Number of people 300
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
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
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