Incident Reports

Dalits of Mahakali Municipality start sit-in demanding relief

2020-04-15

Province 7, Darchula, Mahakali, Ward 8

Dalit community members of Mahakali Municipality-8, Darchula have staged a sit-in at ward office demanding relief in lockdown period. They said that although the municipality had opened far shop prices they were unable  to  buy from the shop due to lack of money as they have not been able to work and earn any money because of the lockdown. The Dalit community members are demanding free relief from the municipality. Ward chairperson of the ward Chakrasingh Bista said that he had relayed the community's demand to the municipality office.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Issues related to the delivery of government aid programs (e.g. earthquake rehab/recon)
Secondary Cause Government Relief
Actor 1 - Number of people 56
Actor 1 - Affiliations Dalit
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
Local Newspaper - Kailali

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