Incident Reports

Demanding to discard the Criminal (Code) Act, prisoners on hunger strike


Prisoners of Dadheldura started hunger strike demanding to discard the provision made on New criminal code. They demanded to discard the provision of increasing imprisonment  time for amnesty. The New criminal code had made a provision of minimum 50 to 70 percent imprisonment for amnesty. Before the promulgation of New criminal code the provision for amnesty was minimum 40 percent imprisonment. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Event Duration More than 1 day
Primary Form Strike/Bandh
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Protesters/demonstrators
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media