Incident Reports

All ward offices in Ghorahi closed for a day against police misconduct

2021-06-01

Province 5, Dang, Ghorahi

All the ward offices of Ghorahi have been closed for one day to protest against police misconduct. Ramesh Pandey, the chairperson of Ghorahi metropolis-15, who was going alone on a scooter to get an oxygen cylinder for the patients, was mistreated by police in front of the District Police Office on June 1

Pandey said that police took the scooter under control even after showing the license, necessary documents of the scooter, and the identity card of the ward chairman to the police.

The mistreatment of Pandey, who was actively working day and night in the service of patients during the Corona pandemic, has been widely criticized. Various organizations including Nepali Congress Dang Secretary Shankar Prasad Dangi have protested against the incident.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Strike/Bandh
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Police
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media

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