Incident Reports

Clashes over a dispute regarding use of public ground and pier


Gandaki, Kaski, Pokhara Lekhnath, Ward 15

Hindus and Christians clashed on July 18 when the dispute over the use of each other's pier escalated and some people have been injured. Both parties had been using the bank of Seti River situated at Pokhara-15, Patneri for cremation purposes according to their own tradition, Hindus burn corpses at the ghat, while Christians bury bodies nearby the ground.

Vice-Chairman Chitra Bahadur Bhandari of Siddheshwar Bhajan Mandal and the Conservation Committee said no personal or religious involvement was in the incident and have blamed the local government for creating disputes by ignoring the matter despite a number of letters written to Ward Chairman Prakash Poudel.

Both parties have demanded a permanent solution from the local government.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons None
Primary Cause Religious sectarianism
Secondary Cause Access/control of public land
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Hindu
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Christian
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total damaged Buildings n/a
National/Online Media