Incident Reports

Strike in Sarlahi demanding the release of arrested MP


The daily lives of people of Sarlahi have been affected due to the general strike called by Rashtriya Janata Party Nepal(RJPN), demanding the release of its Member of Parliament MP) Pramod Sah. 

While the educational institutions and shops are closed, the long-route and short-route vehicles in the district are affected by the strike. The effect was most seen in Malanguwa. Digeshwar Naik, the coordinator of the RJPN affiliated student union of Sarlahi, said that their protest would continue until the MP gets released. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Strike/Bandh
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Madhes-based Parties
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
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