Incident Reports

Protest against public holiday cut-off on Tamu Lhosar


In the protest against the deduction of the holiday of Tamu Lhosar, the Gurung community of Sunsari have staged a sit-in at District Administration Office. The team lead by Bakasman Gurung, District Chaiperson of Gurung Council, reached Inarwuwa and staged the sit-in for an hour within the premises of the DAO.

The Gurung community with their Gurung cultural custom protested against cutoff of holiday saying this is a kind of caste discrimination and has to be stopped and there must be holday on that day.

According to the report, there are 8 thousand Gurungs living in Sunsari. This year, Tamu Lhoshar is on December 26.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Ethnic or caste-based collective tensions
Actor 1 - Number of people 12
Actor 1 - Affiliations Gurung Organizations
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
Local Newspaper - Morang