Incident Reports

Locals padlock Tikapur Municipality in Kailali


Sudurpashchim, Kailali, Tikapur, Ward 1

Residents of Tikapur Municipality-1 have padlocked the office of the municipality on June 30 expressing their disagreement over the division of the ward. The locals demanded that the current ward no. 9 should be at least divided into 6 wards as the municipality said that with the consent of the political parties, preparations are underway to divide it into 5 wards.

There is a Tharu community living in the Bangaun and they have accused the municipality of moving ahead with the work of ward division as per the conspiracy to make them a minority. The locals complained that even though the other proposed wards have been made suitable on the basis of population and geography, the ward where they live has been made bigger.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Contestation over Constitution and federal restructuring
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Tharu and other plain indigenous groups
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
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