Incident Reports

Kathmandu metropolitan picketed demanding a halt to construction at Kamalpokhari

2021-01-19

Province 3, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Activists involved in the protection of Kamalpokhari picketed the Kathmandu Metropolitan City on January 19 demanding the conservation of Kamalpokhari, a centuries-old pond in Kathmandu, and to stop the construction of a recreation center with small artificial ponds at four corners and a fountain at the center.

The Department of Archeology wrote a letter to the Kathmandu Metropolitan Corporation only on January 18 asking not to carry out construction work affecting the historical, cultural and environmental environment of the pond. But the metropolitan corporation started the construction work.


Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Secondary Cause Access/control of public land
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

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