Incident Reports

Protest continue in Dhangadhi over declaration of permanent capital of Province 7


Sudurpashchim, Kailali, Dhangadhi

A demonstration has been staged in Dhangadhi since Friday morning to protest a proposal that the permanent capital of Province 7 be located in Godawari Municipality of Kailali. The protestors have been demanding that Dhangadhi be declared the permanent capital of the province. A special suggestion committee formed by the provincial assembly suggested declaring Godawari Municipality the province’s capital and naming it ‘Sudurpaschim Pradesh’. The ongoing Provincial Assembly meeting which is discussing the proposal is scheduled to decide on the issue Friday itself. A constitutional provision says that a two-thirds vote in the Provincial Assembly is required to pass a proposal relating to deciding the location and name for the permanent capital of a province.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Contestation over Constitution and federal restructuring
Actor 1 - Number of people 100
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
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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