Incident Reports

Hindu Federation protests in Kapilbastu against ban on Durga Puja Festival


Hindu Federation  Kapilbastu District chapter had protested in Taulihawa, demanding to lift a complete ban on worshipping Durga Puja Festival. The Hindu youths from Krishnanagar, Chandrauta, Maharajgunj and Pakadi area marched the different parts of Taulihawa Town against the District Administration Office’s decision of banning the installation, worship and immersion of Durga idols. 

Chairman of the Nepal World  Hindu Federation, Kapilvastu district chairman  Uday Bhan Yadav, said that the local administration should not stop their religious traditions. He added they would continue the program by adopting health security measures to maintain their religious traditions. The District Administration Office, Kapilbastu, had banned on all the religious activities in public place showing the risk of spreading Corona Virus.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Secondary Cause Lockdown Enforcement
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Hindu Religious Organization
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
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