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ANNFSU stages protest in Kathmandu against increased fuel price

2021-02-18

Province 3, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU) - (Ranjit Tamang Group) has staged a protest in front of campuses across the country on February 18 against the government for increasing fuel prices twice a week. They staged a protest at Ratnarajya Campus in Kathmandu chanting anti-government slogans, wearing black bandages and burning tires. 

The Nepal Oil Corporation had last increased the price of diesel, petrol, kerosene and domestic aviation fuel by Rs 2 per litre on February 16. Prior to that, the price of cooking gas was increased by Rs 25 per cylinder and petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre on February 10. Consumers have been affected by the price hike in fuel including cooking gas.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Issues related to commodity availability, prices, and subsidies
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations NCP (Nepal Communist Party) and Affiliates
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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