Incident Reports

Demonstration staged in Kapilbastu demanding lifting of ban on timber products in Kapilbastu


Province 5, Kapilbastu, Shivaraj

The scientific forest management network Kapilbastu staged a demonstration demanding the lifting of the ban on timber products. The Division Forest Office of Gautam Budhha was picketed accusing the government of not lifting the ban on scientific forest management, timber production, sale and transportation. The rally was also held at Samiti Chowk of Shivaraj Municipality-5. 

The government on May 28 decided to immediately stop all the work stating that the forest area was misused for transporting timber in different parts of the country. The decision is currently being protested across the country. Partnership forests, community forests, federations of forest products entrepreneurs and forest-related organizations have been pressuring the government to rectify the decision.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
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) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media