Incident Reports

Locals clash with police over dispute about river mining in Udayapur


Province 1, Udayapur, Belaka

Police and locals clashed in Belaka Municipality of Udayapur on Tuesday. 

The clash ensued after police tried to free some 20 tippers used in transporting stones and pebbles from Sisuwa Khola which the locals had taken control of saying that they were operating illegally. 

Police tried to take the tippers to Udayapur district headquarter citing security reasons. Police clashed with locals after they obstructed the police from taking away the tippers. Police fired tear-gas shells after the situation tense.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Other , Other
Primary Cause Access/control of other natural resources (forest, minerals)
Actor 1 - Number of people 12
Actor 1 - Affiliations Protesters/demonstrators , Protesters/demonstrators
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 6
Actor 2 - Affiliation Police Police
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 3
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