Incident Reports

Bibeksheel Sajha Party cadres arrested


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Police today arrested cadres of Bibeksheel Sajha Party for staging a protest at Maitighar Mandala, a prohibited zone. They had been demanding that the government lift restriction on holding protest at Maitighar Manadala, which has become a popular site for holding protests and rallies. “While the country saw major political movements start from this place, we clearly see this new rule as an autocratic movement, which shows that the government does not want to hear people’s voice,” said the party’s coordinator Rabindra Mishra. Mishra had reached the protest site after police arrested six members of the party, including coordinator Ujjwal Thapa and central member Sashi Bikram Karki. Khula Manch, Tinkune Khula Chaur (Thinkune), Bhuinkhel Chaur (Bhaganpau), playground (Pepsicola), football ground (Sano Gaucharan), open space in front of Social Welfare Council (Lainchaur) and Siphal Chaur (Gaushala) have been designated as protest zones in Kathmandu. Similarly, six protest zones have been designated in Lalitpur and one in Bhaktapur. A Bibeksheel Sajha Party cadre being arrested during a protest at Maitighar, in Kathmandu, on Saturday.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people 10
Actor 1 - Affiliations Other/multiple/unspecified political affiliation
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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