Incident Reports

Indefinite sit-in started in Sunsari demanding opening of the Nepal-India border


Province 1, Sunsari, Dewanganj

The Nepal-India Open Border Dialogue Group staged an indefinite sit-in against the governments of Nepal and India to open the sealed border in the Devanganj Rural municipality of Sunsari on December 6.

The group alleged that the sealed border has affected the religious, cultural and political relations with India in the name of preventing the spread of Covid-19. The legal closure of the Nepal-India border for the last nine months has affected not only Nepal-India trade and business but also social and cultural relations. Of Nepal's 27 ports, 25 are connected to India

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Secondary Cause Lockdown Enforcement
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
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
National/Online Media