Incident Reports

NSU and police clash in front of Trichandra Campus during protest over petrol price hike


Province 3, Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Ward 28

A clash broke out between students of the Nepal Student Union (NSU) and police during NSU's protest on April 5 against the increase in the price of petroleum products in front of TriChandra Campus in Kathmandu. They demanded to take back the decision of the price hike.

The corporation had increased petrol, diesel and kerosene prices by Rs 2 per litre with effect from April 4. The new retail price was Rs 120 for petrol and Rs 103/103 for diesel/kerosene respectively.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons None
Primary Cause Issues related to commodity availability, prices, and subsidies
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Police
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media