Incident Reports

Khuwalung Conservation activists arrested


Province 1, Dhankuta, Dhankuta

Police have arrested Khuwalung Conservation activists Dinesh Kamdung Khumbu and Sajan Rai.  The Kirat community has been agitated after prime minister KP Oli announced the plan to demolish the Khuwalung stone that holds a cultural and mythical significance to the Kirat community. The two activists were arrested on the complaint of those operating boats on the Saptakoshi river.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Arrest (politically significant)
Secondary Form Detention of Protesters
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Secondary Cause Freedom of Assembly
Actor 1 - Number of people 2
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
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