Incident Reports

12 protestors arrested during a demonstration for Savita Bhandari's justice


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Ward 11

Police intervened in the demonstration staged by National Volunteers Nepal (NVP) at Maitaghar Mandala demanding justice for Savita Bhandari of Chitwan, who committed 'suicide' due to domestic violence.  

Police have arrested 12 people, including Sanjiv Thagunna, NVP's coordinator, who participated in the protest. They have been taken to Mahendra Police Club, Bhrikuti Mandap. The relatives of the victim (Savita) accuse that she was sexually assaulted and murdered by her father-in-law. The matter is being investigated after videos of sexual violence against Savita surfaced on social media.

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 CSO/NGO
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