Incident Reports

Traders in Biratnagar stage sit-in demanding the opening of the weekly market


Province 1, Morang, Biratnagar

Traders staged a sit-in at the Biratnagar Metropolitan City office demanding the reopening of the weekly market that had been closed since the first week of April because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The small business operators demanded the market be opened immediately. They stated that the big market was allowed to open. The metropolitan office called the agitating leaders on January 5 for discussion. 

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 Labor organization, trade unions and other organizations based on economic demands
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