Incident Reports

Locals padlock government offices against land capture by land-mafia


Province 2, Sarlahi, Barahathawa, Ward 4

Local residents have padlocked four government offices in the protest against the seizure of 6 bigha and 14 Khata land by land mafia in Hajariya, Barathwa Municipality.

Locals padlocked the office of Barathwa municipality, Land Revenue office, Survey office and office of ward number 4 of Barathwa municipality against seizure of land by land mafia. Locals were agitated after the ward chairman Lakhendra Mahato of ward-4 passed the government-owned land under the ownership of Jagdev Mahato.

The locals have warned that the protest will continue until the land registrations to Mahato was dismissed. According to Chairman of ward-2 Yaga Bahadur Khadka, they resorted to padlocking the offices of the local government as the land on which locals had been cultivating for years were suddently transferred to few persons.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Access/control of public land
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
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 - Siraha