Incident Reports

Protests organized to demand rehabilitation of those affected by the road expansion drive


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Civil society members under the banner of Brihat Nagarik Andolan on Friday led a protest rally demanding rehabilitation of all those who were affected by the government’s road-widening campaigns.

Demonstrators also called for conserving mother tongues and rehabilitation of residents of the Balaju bypass area who lost their homes to the government’s road expansion drive.

Brithat Nagarik Andolan is a campaign that was launched by civil society members of Nepal pressing for strengthening democracy, constitution and rule of law and creating an equitable society. The movement was protesting against Prime Minister KP Sharma Ol’s December 20 decision to dissolve the House. The Supreme Court, however, on Tuesday overturned Oli’s decision and reinstated the House, asking authorities to call its first meeting by March 8. Civil society members have said their movement will continue as there still are multiple issues that need to be addressed.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Access/control of development infrastructure (roads, bridges)
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations CSO/NGO
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