Incident Reports

Trade Union cadres affiliated to Nepali Congress hold silent protest in Udayapur against House dissolution


Province 1, Udayapur, Triyuga

Trade union cadres affiliated to the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) held a silent protest against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's contentious move of House dissolution, in Udayapur, on Saturday.

On December 20, Prime Minister Oli dismantled the House of Representatives (HoR) and announced mid-term elections in April-May 2021. The decision which has been labelled 'undemocratic' by political parties was swiftly approved by President Bidya Devi Bhandari, drawing her much flak nationwide. The decision, which is currently being probed in the Supreme Court, has led to political instability and much chaos in the country as the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) split into two factions, one splinter group among which is led by dissenting former prime ministers Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Contestation over Constitution and federal restructuring
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
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