Incident Reports

Demonstration in Jhapa over Rukum West massacre


Province 1, Jhapa, Birtamod

Dalit youths of Jhapa staged a symbolic protest against the Rukum massacre on Tuesday afternoon by whipping their half-naked bodies.

At the call of the Nepal Oppressed Students' Organization, Dalit youths, students, and Dalit leaders of political parties gathered in Birtamod, Jhapa, alleging that the Rukum incident was a planned incident based on the caste system. They demanded an immediate release of the facts of the incident and action against the culprits and justice for the victim's family. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Actor 1 - Number of people 50
Actor 1 - Affiliations Dalit Organizations
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
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