Incident Reports

Shuklaphanta sub-division forest office padlocked demanding firewood


Province 7, Kanchanpur, Shuklaphanta

The officials of the community forest padlocked the Shuklaphanta Sub-Division Forest Office on January 3, demanding the lift of the ban on the collection of firewood and timber. For the same cause, they have been continually staging protests for the past few days.

Since the ban on collecting firewood from community forests was imposed, there is a scarcity of firewood for marriages, religious functions and cremation.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Access/control of other natural resources (forest, minerals)
Actor 1 - Number of people 12
Actor 1 - Affiliations Protesters/demonstrators
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
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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