Incident Reports

Two sides clash in Janakpur, scores injured


Madhes, Dhanusha, Janakpur, Ward 20

JANAKPUR: A clash erupted between two sides in Janakpurdham over the issue of posting photos on Facebook.

At least a dozen people have been injured in a clash at Janakpurdham-20 on Saturday. Police fired seven rounds of tear gas during the scuffle.

According to police, the clash ensued over the posting photos of ‘Daha’ made for celebrating Muharram festival.

Police said that the situation was now under control and discussions were underway between the sides to resolve the dispute.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Religious sectarianism
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations Hindu
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation Muslim
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media