Incident Reports

Locals of Dharan obstruct in funeral ceremony of COVID-19 death patient


Province 1, Sunsari, Dharan

The funeral of the COVID-19 death patient was obstructed by residents of Dharan Sub-Metropolitan-8, Sunsari. A 43-year-old man from Dharan ward no. 3 died on May 10 at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences' COVID hospital.

Two cremation sites in Dharan obstructed the body's cremation. After locals protested against cremation, the Jhingu Society in Dharan's Khatridhara crematorium and the Bouddha crematorium in Dharan-8 refused to grant permission. Later, the deceased's family cremated the body by taking it to Morang's Singhiya River.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Program Interference/Obstruction
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Secondary Cause Prejudice and Discrimination
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na
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