Incident Reports

Women's rights activists stage protest demanding justice for Savita Bhandari and Raute girls


Women's rights activists stage a protest demanding justice for the two young women from the Raute community and Savita Bhandari of Chitwan. A pornographic video of some youths sexually abusing two young women from the Raute community was released a few days ago in Surkhet. A case of suicide harassment has been filed against Savita Bhandari's husband and father-in-law. The video of Savita Bhandari's father-in-law sexually harassing her has also gone viral. Furthermore, Savita Bhandari's relatives claim that she was murdered.

Right activists protested against the government in Baluwatar demanding justice for the victims and severe punishment for the perpetrators. Disputes erupted between police and a group of women's rights activists during the protest. It is alleged that everyone who participated in the demonstration has been taken under control.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Secondary Form Detention of Protesters
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Secondary Cause Freedom of Assembly
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Women's Rights Activists
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