Incident Reports

NSU stage protest against the government's decision to open ballast-sand extraction


Province 2, Siraha, Lahan

Under the leadership of the Nepal Student Union (NSU), a protest was staged in Lahan at Sahid Chowk on June 2  against the government's announcement during a budget speech to open stone, ballast, and sand extraction. The protest was led by NSU's  Central Vice President and State 2 Coordinator Sanjay Yadav.

Protestors allege the Oli government for acting treacherously by inserting a program to reduce the trade deficit by extracting stones, ballast, and sand. They accused the government of being insensitive to the environment and Chure conservation. '

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Access/control of other natural resources (forest, minerals)
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media