Incident Reports

Demonstration in front of Oil Corporation against price hike


All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU) has staged a protest and sit-in in front of oil corporations on Thursday against the government for increasing fuel prices twice within a span of a week.

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 Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
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 unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
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