Incident Reports

Protest against government's investment in IIFA


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Late Sunday, a rally was held at Maitighar Mandala to protest government's decision of hosting International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards.

Ruling and opposition party leaders are strongly opposed to the government’s decision to host the International Indian Film Academy awards in Kathmandu.

Numerous leaders the Post spoke to on Sunday said that they would be calling on the government to immediately cancel plans to host an event that will cost the country millions without tangible outcomes for the promotion of Nepal’s tourism, a claim both the KP Sharma Oli administration and the Nepal Tourism Board have made. The government, said leaders on both sides of the aisle, needs to find alternative means to attract tourists.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people 24
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
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