Incident Reports

Local women and Dalits stage sit-in in Rautahat over municipality's irregularities


Madhes, Rautahat, Brindaban

Local women and Dalits under the leadership of Prabha Singh, a women's rights activist have been staging a sit-in at the main gate of the municipality alleging irregularities in the amount of money coming to the municipality for the past three days since June 27. They demanded that a budget of Rs 1.5 million should be allocated for women in each ward and Rs 1.5 million for Dalits in each ward and a complete set of gas stoves, including a set of cylinders, for each household in the municipality.

For the past three days, local women have been protesting at the main gate of the municipality.  Prabha Singh claimed that the amount coming for women's rights was irregular.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Event Duration More than 1 day
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Issues related to corruption (other than tenders)
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals , Dalit
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
National/Online Media