Incident Reports

Hair-dressers stage demonstration demanding payment for lockdown period


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

On July 14, hair-dressers staged a demonstration at Maitighar demanding payment of Rs 25,000 per month for the lockdown period as they have to close down their businesses. The Nepal Barber Trade Union staged the demonstration drawing the attention of the government to address its problems. Chairman of the trade union, Gajendra Thakur, said that salons and parlors should be allowed to open immediately, free PPE sets and life insurance worth Rs 5 million.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Labor disputes, not including civil servants
Secondary Cause Lockdown Enforcement
Actor 1 - Number of people 50
Actor 1 - Affiliations Labor organization, trade unions and other organizations based on economic demands
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
National/Online Media