Hundreds of people staged a protest in the Toumdhi area of Bhaktapur-7 on April 5 against the decision of district-level Covid-19 Crisis Management Operations Center (CCMC) to stop the famous Biska Jatra in Bhaktapur. Protestors carried placards and demanded that there should be a famous Bisca Jatra and a tongue piercing Jatra in Bhaktapur.
They expressed their indignation, saying that the processions and festivals of the Nepali-speaking community cannot be stopped under the pretext of Covid 19. They also raised the question of no such Covid restrictions during political meetings and rallies.
|Violent / Non-violent||Nonviolent|
|Primary Cause||Ethnic or caste-based collective tensions|
|Secondary Cause||Lockdown Enforcement|
|Actor 1 - Number of people||100|
|Actor 1 - Affiliations||Protesters/demonstrators|
|Actor 1 - Youth||noyouth|
|Actor 2 - Number of people||n/a|
|Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target)||Government and civil servants at central level|
|Actor 2 - Youth||na|
March 25, 2021