Incident Reports

Police charges baton in the ballot counting of Janakpur Chamber of Commerce & Industry


Province 2, Dhanusha, Janakpur

A dispute arose during the vote counting process of the new leadership of the Janakpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The dissatisfied side had been protesting, accusing that more ballot papers were seen than the vote cast. Surendra Bhandari, a candidate for the post of senior vice-president, has accused the Election Committee of the fraud in ballot papers.  Huge security forces were deployed in the vote-counting area after the dispute.

The Bhandari faction has protested against the Election Committee at Gopal Dharamsala by burning tires and pelting stones. 4 protesters were injured in the baton charge by police.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Violent demonstration
Secondary Form Violent demonstration
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Chamber of Commerce and entrepreneur's associations
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Injured 4
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