Incident Reports

CSOs and political cadres stage sit-in at Birgunj against citizenship bill


Madhes, Parsa, Birgunj

Civil society members and cadres affiliated with various political parties have staged-sit-in at Birgunj against the new citizenship bill.  The parliamentary committee had passed a draft proposal of the new citizenship bill to grant naturalized citizenship to a foreign woman marrying a Nepali citizen after seven years.

The protestors alleged that the government had planned to affect the cultural relation with India by passing the bill.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Other political issues
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations CSO/NGO
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
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