Incident Reports

Kanchanpur shutdown cripples life


Normal life here has been affected due to shutdown enforced by youth and student organizations based in Bhimdutta of Kanchanpur.

The youth organizations resorted to enforce Kanchanpur shutdown since Tuesday when the authorities concerned did not heed their demand to demolish unlawful structures constructed on the public land.

With this, the long and short route vehicles from Bhimdutta have come to a halt since early Wednesday morning.

Likewise, educational institutions, Bhimdutta bazaar and other industrial operations here have also been closed down.

Hundreds of passengers have been stranded on the highway owing to vehicular shutdown.

The student and youth organizations have protested the move of Mahendranagar Town Development Committee for constructing new structures in the name of raising rent by breaching the master plan of Bhimdutta.

Nepal Tarun Dal Kanchanpur President Mahesh Chand said they were compelled to hit the street with obduracy from the authorities concerned to remove the illegal structures. “There has been misuse of public land on the influence of power. The structures have been constructed by violating the process”.

The protesting sides have demanded to scrap illegal land lease, remove illegally constructed structures and book the office-bearers of town development committee for carrying out unlawful works.

The District Administration Office has started removing the illegal structures from the public land.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Strike/Bandh
Primary Cause Access/control of public land
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations Other/multiple/unspecified political affiliation
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
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