Incident Reports

Consumers protest triple tax in Bardiya


Lumbini, Bardiya, Gulariya

Thousands of consumers, at the call of Community Forest Consumer's Federation,  protested against triple taxation in Gulariya, the district headquarters in Bardiya.

According to Sharma Chowdhury, the Chairman of the executive committee of the  Community Forestry Consumers Federation Bardiya, they protested after the federal government has come forward with a draft to collect tax up to 90 percent of total income from the sale of forest produce from the federal, provincial and local level. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Access/control of other natural resources (forest, minerals)
Actor 1 - Number of people 50
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
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
National/Online Media