Incident Reports

Clash between locals and ANNFSU cadres during relief distribution in Sindupalchowk

2021-06-17

Bagmati, Sindhupalchowk, Melamchi

A clash took place between ANNFSU cadres and locals during the relief distribution to the flood victims at Indreshwari Secondary School in Melamchi of Sindhupalchowk. The clash erupted after the UML's student organization ANNFSU began distributing relief under its banner, and locals attempted to remove the banner, alleging that they were attempting to play politics with the victims. Locals even tore down the banner of ANNFSU.

Police intervened after a dispute arose during the distribution of relief items including food to the flood victims after the alumni of the same school affiliated to ANNFSU posted a banner of the organization while distributing relief. According to the police, the situation has now returned to normal. More than a dozen houses in Melamchi Bazaar have been inundated by the floods in the Melamchi River on June 15.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons None
Primary Cause Issues related to the delivery of non-government aid programs (e.g. earthquake rehab/recon)
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations UML and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media

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