Incident Reports

Singer Durgesh arrested for ‘derogatory’ lyrics


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Police have arrested singer Durgesh Thapa for using derogatory words believed to misguide the society and disrupt social harmony in his latest song “Happy Tihar, Chiso Beer’.

He was arrested from Baluwatar on Tuesday. 

A complaint was earlier filed at the District Administration Office Kathmandu against singer Durgesh alleging him of misguiding the society and using derogatory lyrics in his song. 

Police have said he would be released only if he removed the song from YouTube.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Arrest (politically significant)
Primary Cause Issues related to freedom of expression and civil rights
Secondary Cause Freedom of Expression
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
National/Online Media