Incident Reports

Locals protest against the sale of rice which was bought for distribution in Dhading

2020-05-30

Province 3, Dhading, Benighat Rorang, Ward 5

Locals have protested against the sale of rice to traders which was bought by the Benighat Rorang Rural Municipality of  Dhading for distribution to those who are affected by the lockdown.

The locals did not allow the truck to load the rice. The municipality had stored rice in the building of Chandrodaya secondary school in Benighat Rorang Municipality-5. The locals unloaded 50-60 bags of rice loaded in the truck and locked it in the warehouse. 

The Rural municipality had been purchasing rice and distributing it as a relief since the second week of the lockdown. According to Parashuram Ghimire, information officer of the rural municipality, they have an agreement to buy rice and sell it to the traders if the villagers do not need it.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Program Interference/Obstruction
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 n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
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
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