Incident Reports

Students protest tax hike on imported books


Province 1, Jhapa, Damak

A silent protest was started from Damak of Jhapa against the decision of the government to increase a 10 percent tax on imported books. Students , teachers, actors, and literary figures gathered at the main chowk of Damak and started reading books as a part of peaceful protest. The participants of the silent protest demanded to dismiss the decision of tax increment on books.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Issues related to commodity availability, prices, and subsidies
Actor 1 - Number of people 12
Actor 1 - Affiliations Students
Actor 1 - Youth na
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