Incident Reports

Three arrested for burning Education Minister's effigy in Pokhara


Gandaki, Kaski, Pokhara Lekhnath

The effigy of Education Minister Krishna Gopal Shrestha was burnt in Chiple Dhunga of Pokhara under the leadership of the Caste System Abolition Front of Gandaki Province on June 29. They protested against the role of Minister Shrestha in the Rupa Sunar incident and caste discrimination.

Police have arrested three persons while burning the effigy. Among those arrested are the front member Kiran Nepali, Janata Samajwadi Party leaders Netra Chapagain and Resham Sapkota.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Other forms of non-violent protest
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 Dalit Organizations , Janata Samajbadi Party
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
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