Incident Reports

Entrepreneurs stage protests, urge govt to honor tax exemption promise made during lockdown


Province 3, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: A group of entrepreneurs staged protests at Baluwatar on Tuesday against ‘government apathy’ toward them.

They asked the government to fulfill its promise for tax exemption made during the lockdown.

According to some protestors, they have been charged up to 200 percent more tax instead.

Almost all businesses in the country were severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Here are some pictures taken by republica photojournalist Monika Malla on Tuesday afternoon:


Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Issues related to commodity availability, prices, and subsidies
Secondary Cause Government Relief
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Chamber of Commerce and entrepreneur's associations
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