Incident Reports

Locals block highway after neighbor blocks their local way

2019-03-31

Province 2, Saptari, Hanumannagar Kankalini, Ward 3

Residents of Hanumannagar Kankalani municipality-9 of Saptari have staged a road blockade at Bhardaha of the east-west highway on Sunday afternoon from 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

The locals blocked the road protesting Harekrishna Rohita's blocking of the path, which had limited the movement of 50 families in the area.  

Bindeshwar Raut, an affected local, said that Rohita had besieged the road in a way that blocked the local's way for more than a year and that he did not respond to the requests of the affected families to open the pathway. The road blockade was lifted after District Police Chief SP Rajendra Bista's assurance that local's path would be opened again.  

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Road block
Primary Cause Access/control of development infrastructure (roads, bridges)
Actor 1 - Number of people 50
Actor 1 - Affiliations Protesters/demonstrators
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
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