Incident Reports

Locals in Sarlahi agitated against illegal extraction of ballast sand from Lakhandehi river


Province 2, Sarlahi, Lalbandi

Locals have come out in protest and stopped excavation in Lakhandehi River in Lalbandi Municipality after they found that the contractor company had dug a deep hole in the River at Ward No 1 and 11 Hirapurghat to extract ballast sand against the agreement.

Locals are angry that the illegal excavation at Hirapurghat, three kilometers north of the East-West Highway, will damage half a dozen villages including Hirapur, Nawalpur and Palar. The locals allege that the employees of the municipality and the people's representatives may have joined along in this illegal activity.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Other forms of non-violent protest
Primary Cause Access/control of other natural resources (forest, minerals)
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) Private company
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media