Incident Reports

Kalpristha: People of Humla protest against increment of airfare


Karnali, Humla, Simkot

The protest has been lodged against the increment of airfare by the various airline's company for the flights dispatched to Simikot from Nepalgunj and Surkhet. Airlines companies had increased airfare rate in the name of airfare acclimatization since 24th May. Humla civil society who had been demonstrating peacefully has alleged a vigorous movement from today. Chairperson of Humla Commerce and Trade Union, Namgyal Tamang said they were strained to execute such action after the airfare rate of Simikot-Nepalgunj flight was increased from 5,290 to 7,190 NRs. The Society has announced the list of their programs initiating their first phase movement from June 12th which includes capsizing all the Local Level Offices in the district, next day they have program of protesting in front of District Administration Office, on 14th June; to shut down Simikot bazaar, on 15th June; crusade on the gate of Simikot Civil Aviation Office and lastly on 16th June closing Simikot Civil Aviation Office. Though public have been protesting time and again demanding the previous airfare rate for which they have forwarded memorandum to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation through District Administration Office,Simikot but there has been no any response so we forced to do so, said Bhim Singh Nepali, Federation of Nepal Journalists Simikot. Chairperson of Humla Civil Society, Ganesh Mahat alerted the concerned authority to begin strong mass movement on the airport if they will not address the demand of Humla people soon. हवाई भाडा बढाएको भन्दै सिमकोट उड्यन कार्यालयमा स्थानीय संगै ब्यापारीहरुले धर्ना दिएका छन् । धर्नाले गर्दा सनिबार बिहानैदेखि यात्रुहरु विमानस्थलमै अलपत्र परेका छन् । हुम्ला उधोग बाणिज्य संघका अध्यक्ष नाम्गेल तामांगको नेतृत्वमा भएको धर्नामा राजनैतिक दल , स्थानीय निकायका पदाधिकारी, नागरिक समाज, ब्यापारी, शिक्षक, बुद्धिजिबी समेतको सहभागिता छ ।
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Issues related to commodity availability, prices, and subsidies
Actor 1 - Number of people 20
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people NA
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Other state institutions
Actor 2 - Youth na
Local Newspaper - Banke