Incident Reports

Nine protesters arrested in demonstration against petroleum-price hike


Province 3, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Nine Nepali Congress leaders and cadres have been arrested during a demonstration against the price hike in petroleum products. Police arrested them during a peaceful sit-in at the gate of Nepal Oil Corporation and kept them at Police Club Bhrikuti Mandap. Among the arrested are central members Shyam Bahadur Gurung, Pradyumna Karki, Durga Ghimire, leaders Roman Puri, Sarvajit Sherchan, Bir Bahadur Bamjan, Dhana Acharya, Rukumani Shrestha, and Sushil Raj Wagle.

Congress BP has demanded immediate release of those arrested.

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 Nepali Congress and affiliated org
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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